Parker Ridge Trail, Banff
(4.9/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Hiking enthusiasts will enjoy Parker Ridge Trail, a picturesque uphill trek in Banff National Park. The trailhead lies near a scenic parkway for easy access. Starting steep, the moderately easy 2.7 km (1.7 mi) hike will take you to a spectacular viewpoint near the ridge summit. From the end of the trail, you can observe the Saskatchewan glacier and the snowcapped Mount Athabasca, or explore the surrounding area further. Use our Banff itinerary builder to add Parker Ridge Trail and other attractions to your Banff vacation plans.
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  • Stopped along the 3.75 hr.drive from Banff to Jasper to do this hike on Tues. 13 Sept. The trail was moderately steep and muddy on the day we hiked. It goes up the north facing slope of a very big rid...  more »
  • very good, went out to the ice field, wear good shoes or boots, wet under foot. You get to walk on the glaicier beware of holes, a really good experience 
  • The trip has been efficiently planned. I just don't like heights. The glass floored walkway feels very safe. 
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  • Worth to hike 2 hrs