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A great trail. I have travelled this trail a few times, usually in early/mid summer. This time was... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Okotoks, Canada
via mobile
The hike was just half the ride!

I hiked Rockbound Lake Trail this past summer as a means to summit Castle Mountain. The trail is... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Winnipeg, Canada
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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

A great trail. I have travelled this trail a few times, usually in early/mid summer. This time was late summer almost fall, and seeing it after a recent snowfall was ahhhhmazing. The fall colours were starting to show and what a show they provided! The...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

I hiked Rockbound Lake Trail this past summer as a means to summit Castle Mountain. The trail is long but beautiful. It hides a lot of the mountain scenery at first but when you finally get to see Eisenhower Tower, it's very impressive. The lake...More

Thank Mike_Slawik
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Agreed, the first few kilometres are a tiny bit tedious, but once you get out of the forest, it's just magnificent! If you want to get rid of the tourist hordes, this is the place to be.

Thank CedricDeBoom
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Rockbound Lake in Alberta's Banff National Park requires purchase of a pass to explore and enjoy. Preferably experience it on a non rainy day as it can get slippery. We had rain for 2 weeks straight and unseasonably low temperatures so we just had to...More

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

firstly, the end justifies the hike, which is not bad, but those of you not in great shape, it's a trek. my 18 year old bounded up to top, then climbed further past lake to get premier photos, I was very sore upon return. hiking...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

As most other reviewers mentioned this is a long hike but with a wonderful reward. My recommendation is to start in the morning to catch the hot sun once you are at the second lake. If you can, definitely worth making it past the first...More

Thank Taylor H
Reviewed 11 January 2017

There is a reward waiting if you can make it to it past the first lake. From the first lake it is about 30 min hike and about 15 min with some steep grade but not too bad. So serene and peaceful. You will barely...More

Thank mdcal
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Just after Castle Junction off the Transcanadian Highway you will hit the smallish car park. Most of the people there wil only be heading for the Silverton Falls nearby and therefore if you do not arrive early in the day you might not find a...More

Thank nordlysMH
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We did this trail after a recommendation from one of the staff members at the Banff information centre. I think her name was Carla(?) and to her goes my big thank you! What a lovely hike and stunning views at the top. Rockbound lake is...More

Thank sirx
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Important tip. If you make an early start and get to the region before 9am, use the washrooms at nearby Johnsons Canyon - they are the best mountainside washrooms in the area and there are no washrooms at the Base of the Rockbound Lake walk....More

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