Parker Ridge Trail, Banff

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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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  • We went in Sept 2016 for a 2 hour steep hike to the top of the ridge and down again. Cloudy day but still had great views of the glacier mountains all around! The trail up reminded of scenes from LOTR...  read more »
  • This short, steep hike is worth every step! For a minimal investment of time and energy, you are rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of glaciers, turquoise lakes, a glacial river, and many moun...  read more »
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