Guidebook

Hike and Dine in Yoho National Park

Yoho's best trails that begin or end near a revitalizing restaurant or café.

Description

Compared to the neighboring parks of Jasper and Banff, Yoho National Park does not have quite the same amenities like restaurants and lodging. But if you fancy a meal or a drink along with your hike, you can still find that in Yoho, and you may find the trails have lighter crowds than in the other two parks. You just have to know the trailheads with dining nearby, and here they are: these hikes can easily be accompanied by refreshments at a nearby restaurant or café, and they also happen to be some of the best hikes in Yoho.

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 Lake
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Hamilton Lake

Yoho National Park
3 - 4 hrs
9.6 km
850 m
850 m
A strenuous hike to a secluded lake, for those who love solitude.
Difficult
Private
Takakkaw Falls to Emerald Lake
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Takakkaw Falls to Emerald Lake

Yoho National Park
11.4 km
426 m
633 m
Hike over Yoho Pass to link some of the park’s most iconic sights in half a day.
Difficult
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
Opabin Prospect Out-and-Back
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Opabin Prospect Out-and-Back

Yoho National Park
3.9 km
252 m
252 m
The most direct route to the single best viewpoint over Lake O'Hara.
Difficult
Private