Parker Ridge Trail, Banff

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#2 of 19 in Trails in Banff National Park
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. Make Parker Ridge Trail a centerpiece of your Banff National Park vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Banff National Park trip itinerary maker site .
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  • October 1, 2017
    We nearly didn't do this trail but we met another couple who had done it and they couldn't recommend it enough. It had snowed overnight so this made the climb extra beautiful but also a little slippy ...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    A great stop along the icefields parkway. We went the first week of September 2017 and it was very smokey due to the wildfires in BC, so we couldn't actually see the glacier unfortunately! Still a gre...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    An easy trail that provides stunning views of the Saskatchewan glacier. Can get a bit windy on top so bring a coat  more »
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  • March 6, 2017
    Strong hikers can get to the top in roughly 45 minutes. Possibly the fastest ridge top in the Canadian Rockies. The view of Saskatchewan Glacier is definitely worth it!
  • September 28, 2016
    Worth to hike 2 hrs

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