Coronavirus (COVID-19): Some Parks Canada places have begun a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas and services, including camping. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and be well-prepared for their visit. Details here.

General conditions

While on the trails, please behave responsibly and practice physical distancing. Where possible, create two metres distance between you and other people by stepping to the side and not following directly behind the person or group in front of you. Safety is a shared responsibility. Let’s work together to keep Yoho National Park safe..

CAUTION! Avalanche danger

You are responsible for your own safety. Check the Avalanche Bulletin for the latest conditions.

Share your trail pictures with us!

Have you been hiking in the last few days? Share a few pictures with us as well as your impressions. This will help us keep this report accurate for other hikers: yoho.info@pc.gc.ca

Emerald Lake Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Emerald Basin Trail Fair. 06-07-2022: Deadfall on trail; Water levels fluctuate daily; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Emerald Lakeshore Trail Good. 06-07-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Hamilton Falls Good. 06-07-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Hamilton Lake Trail Not recommended. 06-07-2022: Snow covered sections; Snowbound at higher elevation; Not yet maintained; Trail details
Moderate Yoho Pass Trail Not recommended. 06-07-2022: High water levels at stream crossings; Water levels fluctuate daily; Snowbound at higher elevation; Snow covered sections; Not yet maintained; Deadfall on trail; Trail details
Difficult Wapta Highline Trail Not recommended. 06-07-2022: Avalanche danger; Snowbound; Risk of post-holing; Not yet maintained;  
Easy Tally-ho Trail Good. 06-07-2022: Bears frequenting the area; Trail details
Easy Kicking Horse to Otterhead Good. 06-07-2022: Deadfall on trail; Trail details

West End Trails

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Hoodoos Trail Good. 06-07-2022: Watch for ticks; Deadfall on trail; Trail details
Moderate Mt. Hunter Lookout Trail Good. 06-07-2022: No westbound access ; Watch for ticks; Deadfall on trail; Trail details
Moderate Mt. Hunter Upper Lookout Trail Fair. 06-07-2022: Watch for ticks; Numerous trees down on trail; Trail details
Moderate Ottertail Trail Good. 06-07-2022: No westbound access ; Deadfall on trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Wapta Falls Trail Good. 06-07-2022: No westbound access ; Trail details

East End Trails

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Walk-in-the-Past Trail Good. 06-07-2022: Use caution; Bears frequenting the area; Trail details
Easy Great Divide Trail Good. 06-07-2022: Bears frequenting the area; Trail details
Moderate Ross Lake Trail Good. 06-07-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Sherbrooke Lake Trail Poor. 06-07-2022: No eastbound access ; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Paget Lookout Trail Good. 06-07-2022: No eastbound access ; Deadfall on trail; Trail details
Easy Centennial Trail Good. 06-07-2022: Deadfall on trail; Stream crossings; Trail details

Yoho Valley

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Laughing Falls Good. 06-07-2022: Water levels fluctuate daily; Trail details
Difficult Whaleback Trail Not recommended. 06-07-2022: Avalanche danger; Snowbound; Bridges removed (for winter); Not yet maintained; Trail details
Moderate Twin Falls Trail Fair. 06-07-2022: Water levels fluctuate daily; Wet and muddy sections; Deadfall on trail; Trail details
Moderate Iceline - Yoho Lake Trail Not recommended. 06-07-2022: Snowbound; Deadfall on trail; Route finding skills essential; Backcountry travel not recommended; Not yet maintained;  
Difficult Little Yoho Valley Trail Fair. 06-07-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Deadfall on trail; Not yet maintained; Trail details
Difficult Iceline Trail Not recommended. 06-07-2022: Snowbound; Avalanche danger; Route finding skills essential; Not yet maintained; Trail details
Moderate Highline - Lake Celeste Trail Not recommended. 06-07-2022: Snowbound; Route finding skills essential; Not yet maintained;  
Moderate Yoho Lake Trail Not recommended. 06-07-2022: Snowbound at higher elevation; Numerous trees down on trail; Not yet maintained;  

Lake O'Hara

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult All Soul's Prospect Snowbound. 05-07-2022: Not recommended; Not yet maintained; Avalanche terrain;  
Moderate Shaffer Lake trails Snow at higher elevations. 05-07-2022: Snow patches; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult All Soul's Alpine Traverse Route Snowbound. 05-07-2022: Not recommended; Not yet maintained; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Moderate Big Larch Trail Snowbound. 05-07-2022: Not recommended; Not yet maintained;  
Difficult Yukness Ledges Trail Snowbound. 05-07-2022: Not recommended; Not yet maintained; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Difficult Wiwaxy Gap Trail Mainly Dry. 05-07-2022: Not recommended; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate West Opabin Trail Mainly Dry. 05-07-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Moderate Opabin Prospect/ Plateau Trail Poor. 05-07-2022: Not recommended; Not yet maintained; Flooded sections; Trail details
Moderate Odaray Grandview Trail Snowbound. 05-07-2022: Not recommended; Not yet maintained; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Moderate Linda Lake/ Morning Glory Trail Muddy sections at lower elevations. 05-07-2022: Not yet maintained; Deadfall on trail; Trail details
Moderate Lake McArthur High Level Trail Snowbound. 05-07-2022: Not recommended; Not yet maintained; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Moderate Lake Oesa Trail Fair. 05-07-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Lake O'Hara Trail Water on trail in some sections. 05-07-2022: Flooded sections; Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Difficult Huber Ledges Trail Snowbound. 03-07-2022: Not recommended; Not yet maintained; Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Moderate East Opabin Trail Mainly Dry. 05-07-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details