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 Wet and muddy sections. 18-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Marsh Loop Wet and muddy sections. 18-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Sundance Trail Good. 18-08-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Sundance Canyon Trail Good. 18-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Sulphur Mountain Westside Trail Good. 18-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Sulphur Mountain Trail Good. 18-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Spray River West Trail: Trailhead–Spray River bridge Good. 18-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Spray River West Trail: Spray River bridge–Goat Creek Trail Good. 18-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Spray River East Trail Good. 18-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Goat Creek Trail Good. 18-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Tunnel Mountain Summit Trail Good. 18-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Surprise Corner to Hoodoos Viewpoint Trail Good. 18-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Easy Tunnel Campground Loop Good. 18-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Upper Stoney Squaw Trail Good. 18-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Cascade Amphitheatre Trail Good. 18-08-2019: 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 Trees blown down. 18-08-2019: Stay on trail; 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 Excellent. 18-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; 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. 06-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Easy Johnston Canyon Trail Good. 18-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Ink Pots Trail Good. 18-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Rockbound Lake Trail Good. 14-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Easy Silverton Falls Trail Good. 14-08-2019: 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. 04-08-2019: 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 Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Lake Agnes Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Little Beehive Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail;  
Moderate Big Beehive Lookout Good. 31-07-2019: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; 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 Good. 31-07-2019: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Easy Tramline Trail Good. 31-07-2019: Bears frequenting the area; Stay on trail; Trail details
Easy Louise Creek Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Easy Great Divide Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Easy Fairview Lookout Good. 31-07-2019: Deadfall on trail; Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Saddleback trail Good. 31-07-2019: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; 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 Mainly Dry. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Lake Annette Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Paradise Valley and Giant Steps Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Difficult Sentinel Pass - Paradise Valley Trail Mainly Dry. 31-07-2019: Route finding may be necessary; 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 Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details

Skoki Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Baker Lake Trail Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail;  
Difficult Hidden Lake Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail;  
Difficult Boulder Pass Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail;  
Route Skoki Loop Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail;  
Difficult Deception Pass Trail Good. 31-07-2019: 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 Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Difficult Glacier Lake Mainly Dry. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Difficult Molar Pass Fair. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Difficult North Molar Pass Trail Mainly Dry. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Difficult Sarbach Lookout Fair. 31-07-2019: Deadfall on trail; Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Sunset Pass Trail Mainly Dry. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Mosquito Creek Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Easy Howse River Lookout Trail Dry. 31-07-2019: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Moderate Mistaya Canyon Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details
Moderate Chephren LakeTrail Fair. 31-07-2019: Stay on trail; Trail details