General conditions

Trails at lower elevation are mostly dry. Mud is present on many trails.

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Be alert for bears

Travel in groups, make noise, carry bear spray and know how to use it. Keep pets on a leash at all times.

Closures and restrictions

For a complete list of ongoing closures and restrictions, please visit our Important Bulletins page. 

Town of Banff Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Fenland Trail Good. 23-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Easy Marsh Loop Poor. 25-08-2019: Not recommended; Trail details
Easy Sundance Trail Excellent. 23-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Sundance Canyon Trail Excellent. 23-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Sulphur Mountain Westside Trail Good. 23-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Sulphur Mountain Trail Excellent. 23-08-2019: Mainly dry; Stay on trail; Trail details
Easy Spray River West Trail: Trailhead–Spray River bridge Excellent. 23-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Easy Spray River West Trail: Spray River bridge–Goat Creek Trail Excellent. 23-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Easy Spray River East Trail Excellent. 23-08-2019: Mainly dry; Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Goat Creek Trail Excellent. 23-08-2019: Mainly dry; Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Tunnel Mountain Summit Trail Excellent. 23-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Surprise Corner to Hoodoos Viewpoint Trail Excellent. 23-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Easy Tunnel Campground Loop Mainly Dry. 23-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Upper Stoney Squaw Trail Excellent. 24-08-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Cascade Amphitheatre Trail Good. 23-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details

Lake Minnewanka Area

SEASONAL TRAIL RESTRICTIONS on Lake Minnewanka Trail (from Stewart Canyon Bridge to the East Park Boundary), Aylmer Pass Trail and Aylmer Lookout Trail from July 10 to September 15. Hikers MUST travel in a tight group of four or more, carry bear spray at all times. Bikes and dogs are not allowed.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Johnson Lake Loop Good. 24-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate C-Level Cirque Trail Mainly Dry. 18-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Lake Minnewanka Trail: Stewart Canyon–Aylmer Pass Junction Good. 18-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
Moderate Lake Minnewanka Trail: Aylmer Pass Junction–Devil's Gap Good. 18-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
Easy Stewart Canyon Trail Good. 18-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Difficult Aylmer Lookout Trail Good. 18-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
Difficult Aylmer Pass Trail Good. 18-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details

Egypt Lake Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Sunshine Meadows / Rock Isle Lake Trail Some muddy sections. 20-08-2019: Mainly dry; Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Redearth Creek Trail Good. 07-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Bear with cub(s) frequesting the area; Trail details

Bow Valley/Castle Junction Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Bourgeau Lake Trail: Trailhead–Bourgeau Lake Trees blown down. 12-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Bourgeau Lake Trail: Bourgeau Lake–Harvey Pass Good. 14-08-2019: Stay on trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Cory Pass Loop Good. 15-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Healy Pass Trail Good. 24-08-2019: Mainly dry; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Johnston Canyon Trail Good. 24-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Ink Pots Trail Good. 21-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Rockbound Lake Trail Excellent. 24-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Easy Silverton Falls Trail Excellent. 24-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Easy Boom Lake Trail Water on trail in some sections. 15-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Vista Lake / Arnica Lake / Twin Lakes Trail: Trailhead–Vista Lake Good. 14-08-2019: Water levels are high; Trail details
Moderate Vista Lake / Arnica Lake / Twin Lakes Trail: Vista Lake–Arnica Lake Good. 14-08-2019: Water levels are high; Trail details
Moderate Vista Lake / Arnica Lake / Twin Lakes Trail: Arnica Lake–Twin Lakes Good. 14-08-2019: Water levels are high; Trail details
Moderate Castle Lookout Good. 21-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Taylor Lake Wet and muddy sections. 14-08-2019: Stay on trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Lake Louise Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Lake Louise Lakeshore Bear warning : Hike in a group and make noise. 24-08-2019: Bear warning in effect; Trail details
Moderate Lake Agnes Bear warning : Hike in a group and make noise. 24-08-2019: Bear warning in effect; Trail details
Moderate Little Beehive Bear warning : Hike in a group and make noise. 24-08-2019: Bear warning in effect;  
Moderate Big Beehive Lookout Bear warning : Hike in a group and make noise. 24-08-2019: Bear warning in effect; Trail details
Easy Bow River Loop Good. 31-07-2019: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Bear with cub(s) frequesting the area; Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Moderate Plain of Six Glaciers Trail Bear warning : Hike in a group and make noise. 24-08-2019: Bear warning in effect; Trail details
Easy Tramline Trail Bear warning : Hike in a group and make noise. 24-08-2019: Bear warning in effect; Trail details
Easy Louise Creek Bear warning : Hike in a group and make noise. 24-08-2019: Bear warning in effect; Trail details
Easy Great Divide Bear warning : Hike in a group and make noise. 24-08-2019: Bear warning in effect; Trail details
Easy Fairview Lookout Bear warning : Hike in a group and make noise. 24-08-2019: Bear warning in effect; Trail details
Moderate Saddleback trail Bear warning : Hike in a group and make noise. 24-08-2019: Bear warning in effect; Trail details
Difficult Sheol/Paradise Connector Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Pipestone Closed for the season. 31-07-2019: Construction work in progress; Trail details

Paradise Valley Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate "Highline" trail to Paradise Creek Wet and muddy sections. 24-08-2019: Hike in a group and make noise; Trail details
Moderate Lake Annette Wet and muddy sections. 24-08-2019: Hike in a group and make noise; Trail details
Moderate Paradise Valley and Giant Steps Wet and muddy sections. 24-08-2019: Hike in a group and make noise; Trail details
Difficult Sentinel Pass - Paradise Valley Trail Wet and muddy sections. 24-08-2019: Hike in a group and make noise; Trail details

Moraine Lake Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Consolation Lakes Trail Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Easy Moraine Lakeshore Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Easy Rockpile Viewpoint Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Eiffel Lake Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Larch Valley/Minnestimma Lake Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Difficult Sentinel Pass Trail Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Difficult Wenkchemna Pass Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Difficult Moraine Lake Highline Water on trail in some sections. 24-08-2019: Hike in a group and make noise; Trail details

Skoki Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Baker Lake Trail Wet and muddy sections. 24-08-2019: Stay on trail;  
Difficult Hidden Lake Wet and muddy sections. 24-08-2019: Stay on trail;  
Difficult Boulder Pass Wet and muddy sections. 24-08-2019: Stay on trail;  
Route Skoki Loop Wet and muddy sections. 24-08-2019: Stay on trail;  
Difficult Deception Pass Trail Wet and muddy sections. 24-08-2019: Stay on trail;  

Icefields Parkway Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Bow Summit Lookout Mainly Dry. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Bow Glacier Falls Trail Fair. 31-07-2019: Flooded sections; Potential stream crossings; Trail details
Easy Peyto Lake Viewpoint Muddy sections at lower elevations. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Cirque Lake Trail Fair. 31-07-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Sunset Lookout Trail Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Helen Lake Mainly Dry. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Nigel Pass Be cautious. 25-08-2019: Be careful fording rivers and streams; Bridge(s) out; Trail details
Difficult Glacier Lake Some wet sections. 25-08-2019: Route finding may be necessary; Trail details
Difficult Molar Pass Fair. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Difficult North Molar Pass Trail Some wet sections. 25-08-2019: Route finding may be necessary; Trail details
Difficult Sarbach Lookout Fair. 31-07-2019: Deadfall on trail; Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Sunset Pass Trail Some wet sections. 25-08-2019: Route finding may be necessary; Trail details
Moderate Mosquito Creek Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Easy Howse River Lookout Trail Some wet sections. 25-08-2019: Route finding may be necessary; Trail details
Moderate Mistaya Canyon Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Chephren LakeTrail Some wet sections. 25-08-2019: Route finding may be necessary; Trail details