Rockbound Lake

Banff National Park

A long but gentle walk to a beautiful lake and alpine meadows.

Trail Running Difficult

Distance
18 km
Ascent
904 m
Descent
904 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
12˚
Rockbound Lake Map

This hike or run is ranked as difficult due to the distance. The terrain is very straightforward and low hazard. The distance is where you might struggle.

Description

The trail starts off and gradually climbs up, and after a while in the trees, you will pass a nice little creek area where you will start to see Castle mountain right above you. You will follow the trail as you head to the first lake. Rockbound Lake is after this lake. You will have a small and challenging climb to the end of the trail where Rockbound lake can be seen. You can enjoy it from there or skirt to the lookers right of the lake for the viewpoint, which is another climb up.

There are tons of wildflowers and water on this trail.

Difficulty

Difficult

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

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

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December