Wapta Falls

Yoho National Park

Short hike to an impressive waterfall on the Kicking Horse River.

Hiking Easy

Distance
4.2 km
Ascent
106 m
Descent
106 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.1 km
High Point
1.1 km
Gradient
Wapta Falls Map

Not so much a hike as a leisurely stroll through the forest, this trail leads to the 30-metre Wapta Falls. Here, the entire Kicking Horse River plummets in a torrential wall of water. It’s the largest waterfall anywhere on this river. Besides the falls, you’ll enjoy views of the river, surrounding mountains, and chances at spotting wildlife in the forest.

Description

Difficulty

Easy

Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

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

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Dog friendly
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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