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Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, BC

5 Long Day Hikes to Ditch the Crowds in Yoho NP

Hike fast and far to reach places most people don't see in Yoho.

Hiking Difficult, Severe

Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, BC
Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, BC Photo: Jan Mosimann


Yoho doesn’t get quite the same attention as its neighboring national parks of Jasper and Banff, but trailheads in Yoho can still get quite crowded in the summer. You should arrive early to secure parking for the most popular short hikes, such as Takakkaw Falls or Sherbrooke Lake.

The best way to avoid congestion on the trails, however, is to simply hike farther, leaving the crowds behind. The adventures listed here are not only challenging and, therefore, uncrowded, they also happen to be some of the most rewarding in Yoho National Park, with unrivaled views deep in the backcountry.

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