Stanley Glacier Hike, Lake Louise

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#35 of 52 in Outdoors in Banff National Park
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  • Very nice trail. Very well maintained and easy to follow. Beautiful views all around. Not to hard a hike. Past where it is maintained it gets more challenging, rocky and steeper. Highly recommend :)  more »
  • A great hike, first through new-growth forest and then further into the scree slopes near the mountains. The end of the trail is just spectacular- glacier in front of us and snowy peaks and sheer clif...  more »
  • My family including kids aged 9 and 11 hiked to Stanley glacier. It is actually in Kootenay national Park, but only because about 30 minutes from lake Louise area. It is 5.5 km each way. There are mos...  more »
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  • Easy to moderate. Excellent path with switchbacks takes you up to the ridge. We did it in late May and as you get higher the path gets mucky and still has snow in some places. We chose to end our hike at the top of the ridge because of the snow. But, at this point you will get an incredible view of Mt. Stanley and the glacier basin. Gorgeous. Several viewpoints along the way give an unencumbered view of Castle Mt.
  • This hike gives wonderful rewards for relatively less effort (five km or so on well maintained trail). See fossilized trilobites but do not take them. See the glaciers, high waterfall and cold rushing stream.
  • Beautiful easy hike

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