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A long tromp to the Lake, but more beauty is beyond, and so worth it!

From the paved parking lot with pit toilet, the distance to the Lake is about 6.5 km's, uphill... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
BenLar137
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Calgary, Canada
A little Snowy...

Came way to early to this one! Wait till the snow melts! Quite the backdrop to a beautiful alpine... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2013
Grant H
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Calgary, Canada
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26 Sep 2018
“Great half-day hike”
25 Jun 2018
“Lake Louise Larches”
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Beautiful mountain lake surrounded by dense forest.
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| Between Castle Junction and Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

We went Sept 23 to see the larches change colour. We thought we might be late, but we were actually a bit early for the change. The larches were in the early stages of changing. The hike was a steady uphill climb for most of...More

Thank Kurt W
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Taylor Lake near Lake Louse part of Alberta's Banff National Park requires purchasing a pass to enjoy. This almost 7 km hike will take you to some breathtaking spots. Bring a picnic. The parking is free omce you have a Banff Park day pass otherwise...More

2  Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 17 September 2017

From the paved parking lot with pit toilet, the distance to the Lake is about 6.5 km's, uphill through nice forest on a wide path but no views until you get to the Lake. However, mid to late September, the Alpine Larches around the Lake...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This used to be a wonderful ski tour, especially on the way out. Now you have to dodge people with dogs that are not on leash as per Park laws, as well as snowshoers walking all over ski tracks and heading up the trail at...More

Thank calgaryal
Reviewed 22 October 2014

What can I say but we did this as an late season hike and it wasn't worth the effort that we needed to put in as the lake isn't one of the better place we have been and is really average but also stating for...More

3  Thank Banff_Bear31
Reviewed 22 August 2013

I really enjoyed this hike, it is fairly easy but long. It is quite buggy and I would make sure to bring heavy duty bug spray. The lake is incredibly beautiful, but we couldn't stay because of the bugs. The side trip to O'Brien lake...More

Thank Skippyboo
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Came way to early to this one! Wait till the snow melts! Quite the backdrop to a beautiful alpine lake!

1  Thank Grant H
Reviewed 6 February 2013

Taylor lake was recommended to me as a good place to start when looking for an easy beginner ski tour with no avy hazard. There is exposure if you venture much beyond the lake turnoff and follow the ridge though. That's also where the fun...More

1  Thank wiscad
Reviewed 12 April 2012

Boring hike in, not a lot of views, however, it is not a busy trail, and the fishing is good at the lake.

2  Thank Maggie F
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Worth the hike. Rarely busy. Waterfalls at the end of the lake is stunning.

2  Thank BanffAcorn
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Response from calgaryal | Reviewed this property |
Not groomed at all. Steep uphill.
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Good luck. Not a good choice for cross country skis or for a beginner. It's steep and narrow in many places requiring strong quad muscles to try and stay in control by snowplowing. And if you try walking back down you might... More
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