Trail Condition Report

Yoho National Park of Canada

Updated: September-24-18

GENERAL CONDITIONS
  • A fresh layer of snow covers most trails. Muddy conditions otherwise.
  • At 1800m + elevation, there is 15- 30 cm of snow - route finding may be necessary.
  • Some trails and trailhead areas have become quite slippery. Good footwear and hiking poles are a must. Use caution!
  • The Whaleback seasonal bridge is in place
WILDFIRE INFORMATION SAFETY WARNINGS
  • The elk rutting season has begun and will last until mid-October. Bull elk are dangerous! Keep at least 30 metres away from all elk and never get between a male and the females.

Lake O'Hara Campground Availability Report

The reservation office for campers and commercial groups ONLY is open.
Please call 250-343-6433 to make a reservation.

Our office hours are 8 am to 12 pm, and 1 pm to 4 pm Mountain Time.
We are open Monday to Friday from June 18th - October 4th.

Dates available: September 25, 26, 28, 30. October 1, 2, 3.

Condition Comments
Fire Danger Rating
Condition Comments
Current Fire Danger Low Late season conditions. Expect the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations.
West End Trails
Condition Comments
Hoodoo Creek Fair Wet and muddy sections
Wapta Falls Fair Wet and muddy sections
Mount Hunter Lookout - Lower Fair Wet and muddy sections
Mount Hunter Lookout - Upper Fair Wet and muddy sections
Emerald Lake Area
Late season conditions. Expect the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations.
Condition Comments
Emerald Lake Loop Fair Wet and muddy sections
Emerald Basin Fair Wet and muddy sections
Yoho Pass Fair Fresh snow / Muddy conditions
Wapta Highline Fair / Poor Fresh snow / Muddy conditions
Burgess Pass from Emerald Lake Fair Fresh snow / Muddy conditions
Burgess Pass from TCH Fair Fresh snow / Muddy conditions
Hamilton Falls Fair Wet and muddy sections.
Hamilton Lake Fair Wet and muddy sections
Emerald River Fair Wet and muddy sections
East End Trails
Late season conditions. Expect the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations.
Condition Comments
Sherbrooke Lake Fair Wet and muddy sections
Paget Lookout Fair Fresh snow / Muddy conditions
Ross Lake Fair Fresh snow / Muddy conditions
Yoho Valley Area
Late season conditions. Expect the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations.
Condition Comments
Laughing Falls Fair Fresh snow / Muddy conditions
Twin Falls Fair Fresh snow / Muddy conditions
Yoho Glacier Fair / Poor Fresh snow / Muddy conditions
Whaleback Fair / Poor Fresh snow / Muddy conditions
Iceline via Celeste Lake Fair / Poor Fresh snow / Muddy conditions
Little Yoho Valley Fair / Poor Fresh snow / Muddy conditions
Cycling Trails
Condition Comments
Tally-Ho Trail Good Wet and muddy sections.
Ottertail Trail Good / Fair Recently cleared of trees.
Lake O`Hara
Please stay on trails. Vegetation very sensitive to footprint.
Condition Comments
Lake O`Hara Good Mainly dry. Muddy sections
Wiwaxy Gap Not recommended CAUTION! Avalanche danger in upper section. Travel not recommended
Huber Ledges Not recommended CAUTION! Avalanche danger in upper section. Travel not recommended
Lake Oesa Fair / Poor Icy sections, cleats recommended
Yukness Ledges Not recommended CAUTION! Avalanche danger in upper section. Travel not recommended
East Opabin Fair / Poor Icy sections, cleats recommended
Opabin Plateau / Oesa Lakes Trails Fair / Poor Icy sections, cleats recommended
West Opabin Fair / Poor Icy sections, cleats recommended
Opabin Highline & Plateau Fair / Poor Icy sections, cleats recommended
All Soul's Prospect Not recommended CAUTION! Avalanche danger in upper section. Travel not recommended
All Soul`s Traverse Alpine Route Not recommended CAUTION! Avalanche danger in upper section. Travel not recommended
Big Larch Fair / Poor Icy sections, cleats recommended
Lake McArthur Fair / Poor Icy sections, cleats recommended
Odaray Highline Fair / Poor CAUTION! Avalanche danger in upper section. Travel not recommended
Odaray / McArthur Lakes Trails Fair / Poor Icy sections, cleats recommended
Linda Lake/Morning Glory Lakes Good / Fair Snow patches, wet sections, STAY ON TRAIL, walking off trail damages the vegetation.
Linda Lakes Trails Good / Fair Snow patches, wet sections, STAY ON TRAIL, walking off trail damages the vegetation.
Cathedral Basin Good / Fair CAUTION! Avalanche danger in upper section. Travel not recommended
McArthur Valley Trail to Ottertail/Goodsir Pass Junction Closed Permit required. Contact Field Visitor Center 250-343-6783
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