Guidebook

Hikes for the Entire Family in Yoho NP

Moderate hikes to waterfalls and alpine lakes, perfect for the whole family.

Jesse Weber

Description

Yoho National Park is a superb family vacaiton destination, with an abundance of campgrounds, picnic areas, trails, and other attractions in a fairly compact area. Some sights you really don’t want to miss are the park’s famous waterfalls, like Wapta Falls and Takakkaw Falls (one of the tallest in Canada!). The region is also rich in fossils, as well as human history, which the whole family can explore in exhibits and on ranger-led hikes.

The following are some hikes that are suitable for the family without a guide. All are well-maintained and popular for their especially wonderful scenery. On these hikes you’ll find thundering waterfalls, placid alpine lakes, and of course, Rocky Mountain vistas.

Wapta Falls

Wapta Falls

Yoho National Park
4.2 km
107 m
107 m
Short hike to an impressive waterfall on the Kicking Horse River.
Easy
Private
Takakkaw Falls
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Takakkaw Falls

Yoho National Park
1.3 km
15 m
15 m
Short walk to a better view of Yoho's tallest waterfall.
Easy
Private
Hoodoo Creek Trail

Hoodoo Creek Trail

Yoho National Park
5.2 km
335 m
335 m
Unique geology in an often overlooked corner of Yoho National Park.
Moderate
Private
Emerald Lake Loop
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Emerald Lake Loop

Yoho National Park
5.2 km
98 m
99 m
A peaceful stroll around the shore of a stunning alpine lake.
Easy
Private
Hamilton Falls

Hamilton Falls

Yoho National Park
1.4 km
99 m
99 m
Forest hike to a modest waterfall.
Moderate
Private
Sherbrooke Lake
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Sherbrooke Lake

Yoho National Park
5.9 km
228 m
228 m
Forest hike to a lake in a valley surrounded by peaks and streaked by avalanche paths.
Moderate
Private
Lake O'Hara Shoreline Loop
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Lake O'Hara Shoreline Loop

Yoho National Park
2.7 km
54 m
54 m
Simple loop around the lake, but with extraordinary views.
Easy
Private