Trail conditions

Yoho National Park

In the mountains, trail conditions can change quickly. Find the latest trail condition reports and closures for Yoho National Park. Be sure to check back often for up-to-date information.

Fire information

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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

Fire Danger Rating

Current fire danger

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Current fire danger Low 31-08-2023: Not applicable;  

West End Trails

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Hoodoos Trail Fair. 30-09-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Campground closed.; Trail details
Easy Wapta Falls Trail Wet and muddy sections. 30-09-2023: No eastbound access ; Trail details
Moderate Mt. Hunter Lookout Trail Fair. 30-09-2023: No westbound access ; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Mt. Hunter Upper Lookout Trail Early winter conditions at higher elevations 30-09-2023: No westbound access ; Snow at high elevation ; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Ottertail Trail Wet and muddy sections. 30-09-2023: No westbound access ; Trail details

Emerald Lake Area

AREA CLOSURE: Emerald Lake (waterbody),Peaceful Pond, Lone Duck Lake Emerald River and all tributary waters. For more information: parks.canada.ca/emerald-lake-waterbody-closure

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Emerald Basin Trail Good. 30-09-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Emerald Lakeshore Trail Good. 30-09-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Hamilton Falls Good. 30-09-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Hamilton Lake Trail Early winter conditions at higher elevations 30-09-2023: Snow at high elevation ; Wet and muddy sections; Deadfall on trail; Trail details
Moderate Yoho Pass Trail Early winter conditions at higher elevations 30-09-2023: Snow at high elevation ; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Wapta Highline Trail Early winter conditions at higher elevations 30-09-2023: Snow at high elevation ; Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult South Burgess Pass Trail Early winter conditions at higher elevations 30-09-2023: Snow at high elevation ; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Emerald River Trail Poor. 30-09-2023: Trail washed out in sections; Deadfall on trail; Wet and muddy sections;  
Easy Kicking Horse Trail (to Otterhead) Good. 30-09-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Otterhead Trail Good. 30-09-2023: Mainly dry;  
Moderate Amiskwi Trail Not recommended. 30-09-2023: Unmaintained trail; Numerous trees down on trail; Route finding skills essential;  

Yoho Valley

The Whaleback bridge has been removed for the winter.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Yoho Lake Trail Early winter conditions at higher elevations 30-09-2023: Snow at high elevation ; Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Iceline - Yoho Lake Trail Early winter conditions at higher elevations 30-09-2023: Snow at high elevation ; Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult Iceline Trail Early winter conditions at higher elevations 30-09-2023: Snow at high elevation ; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Little Yoho Valley Trail Early winter conditions at higher elevations 30-09-2023: Snow at high elevation ; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Highline - Lake Celeste Trail Early winter conditions at higher elevations 30-09-2023: Snow at high elevation ; Wet and muddy sections;  
Easy Laughing Falls Fair. 30-09-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Twin Falls Trail Early winter conditions at higher elevations 30-09-2023: Snow at high elevation ; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Whaleback Trail Bridges removed (for winter). 30-09-2023: Possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations; Wet and muddy sections; Bridges removed (for winter); Trail details

East End Trails

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Paget Lookout Trail Early winter conditions at higher elevations 30-09-2023: No eastbound access ; Snow at high elevation ; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Sherbrooke Lake Trail Early winter conditions at higher elevations 30-09-2023: No eastbound access ; Snow at high elevation ; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Ross Lake Loop Trail Good. 30-09-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Great Divide Trail Good. 30-09-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Centennial Trail Good. 30-09-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Lake O'Hara

In the event of our Lake O'Hara office being closed (1-250-343-6433), please email us at: lake.ohara@pc.gc.ca. For more information, please call the Yoho Visitor Center at: 1-250-343-6783.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult All Soul's Prospect Poor. 28-09-2023: Snow covered sections;  
Moderate Shaffer Lake trails Fair. 28-09-2023: Snow covered sections; Trail details
Difficult All Soul's Alpine Traverse Route Poor. 28-09-2023: Snow covered sections; Trail details
Moderate Big Larch Trail Fair. 28-09-2023: Snow covered sections;  
Difficult Yukness Ledges Trail Poor. 28-09-2023: Snow covered sections; Trail details
Difficult Wiwaxy Gap Trail Poor. 28-09-2023: Snow covered sections; Trail details
Moderate West Opabin Trail Fair. 28-09-2023: Snow covered sections; Trail details
Moderate Opabin Prospect/ Plateau Trail Fair. 28-09-2023: Snow covered sections; Trail details
Moderate Odaray Highline Trail Poor. 28-09-2023: Snow covered sections; Trail details
Moderate Linda Lake/ Morning Glory Trail Fair. 28-09-2023: Snow covered sections; Trail details
Moderate Lake McArthur High Level Trail Fair. 28-09-2023: Snow covered sections; Trail details
Moderate Lake Oesa Trail Fair. 28-09-2023: Snow covered sections; Trail details
Easy Lake O'Hara Trail Partially Closed 28-09-2023: Trail work in progress; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Huber Ledges Trail Poor. 28-09-2023: Snow covered sections; Trail details
Moderate East Opabin Trail Fair. 28-09-2023: Snow covered sections; Trail details
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