Parker Ridge Trail, Banff

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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 National Park itinerary builder to add Parker Ridge Trail and other attractions to your Banff National Park vacation plans.
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  • The Parker Ridge Trail is a short drive from the Columbia Icefields. There is no mention of the difficulty or gradient. It is not an easy hike and it is steep with many switchbacks. I would rate it as...  more »
  • After touring 3 national parks in two weeks, this hike was by far our most favorite!! It is steep, but the trail is in good shape. Once you get to the top you will be absolutely blown away by the view...  more »
  • It took as an hour to get to the top and we almost gave up near the summit, but we were well rewarded with going the whole way. Absolutely gorgeous when you are able to look over the other side and en...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Worth to hike 2 hrs

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