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Boom Lake Trail

Banff National Park

Moderate hike through the woods to a nice lake view

Hiking Moderate

10 km
319 m
319 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
1.9 km
Boom Lake Trail Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be moderate. It's remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done between May and September. From a low point of 1.7 km to the maximum altitude of 1.9 km, the route covers 10 km, 319 vertical metres of ascent and 319 vertical metres of descent.


Nice walk through the woods with an early climb ending at a nice lake. There are some small streams running across the trail and some muddy patches. You return the same way you go in.



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between May and September


  • Dog friendly
  • Water features
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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