Sentinel Pass, Lake Louise

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  • September 25, 2017
    Really nice hike but crowded on week-end!! Parking was full at 7 am!! So make sure to be there really early. If not there are shuttle but be prepare to wait 1-2hour... Worth it! We did the full hike i...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    This was a stunning hike, though steep through the switch backs to the valley, with the fall colors showing in the Larch trees...breathtaking and wonderful. It was well worth the effort to get there! ...  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    The only way up to Sentinel Pass is to hike there -- typically either from Moraine Lake (the more popular route) or Lake Louise (the more challenging, less traveled route). Once there, the views are s...  more »
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  • March 7, 2017
    Beautiful hike. We did the loop hike, by descending into the paradise valley. A beautiful steep hike offering wonderful views of Mt. Temple. One can do a quick scramble up Mt Temple from the Sentinel pass if one starts early and has a good weather window.
  • March 17, 2017
    Well spent time. Great hiking tour and breathtaking view on the top. No people, just nature and fresh air. The best therapy after hard week.
  • September 18, 2016
    Excellent hike beginning at Moraine Lake and ending at the start of the Mt. Temple scramble. Plan to be at the parking lot of Moraine Lake very early if you don't want to end up parking on the road or not being able to access Moraine Lake at all. I'd recommend being there by 8:30am at the latest on weekends. The hike takes you up many switchbacks until you reach the valley, from there the trail is more flat until the final assent up the last few switchbacks to the top of Sentinel Pass. From here, experienced scramblers can go up to the summit of Mt. Temple. In September you'll have amazing views of the Larches changing colour.
  • January 24, 2017
    Always love this hike during the autumn season. The switch back is a bit strenuous but the golden larch view was well worth it. Parking is a perpetual problem it seems so arrive early.
  • March 4, 2017
    One of my favourite hikes on the planet! A relatively short day hike with big views at the top. Not to be missed.

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