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Lots of Options hike

The hike starts on an easy path winding along a lovely creek. There are pretty bridges, big rocks... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Illinois City, Illinois
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Awesome hike with huge rewards!

This trail is only open seasonally in summer from June - August and if you come this direction it... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Christine R
Calgary, Canada
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Kananaskis Park, Alberta, Canada

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

The hike starts on an easy path winding along a lovely creek. There are pretty bridges, big rocks, and lots of charming forest spots. You climb steadily and then the climb becomes a little more rigorous. At this point, the non-hikers can stop, the hikers...More

Thank Stowawaygirl
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This trail is only open seasonally in summer from June - August and if you come this direction it is definitely worth it! There are several bridges over cascading rivers, giant boulders, and of course the Rocky Mountains. My friend and I went up to...More

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Galatea creek trail to Lillian lake is a great trail and for the more adventurous there are 2 more lakes further on the upper and lower Galatea lakes well worth the extra effort. Lillian is about 6 Kms one way with an extra 4 to...More

Thank davebloggs007
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The trail to Lillian Lake is about 4 miles long crossing a series of bridges while gaining around 1500 feet in elevation. It ends at a backpackers campground. The trail itself is well defined along the river and up a series of slopes, the hardest...More

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We didn't make it all the way up to the lakes, as we accidently took a wrong turn after the 2nd bridge and ended up doing terrace trail for a while (hint: after 2nd bridge..go left) Came back down to go the right way, and...More

Thank Racheal B
Reviewed 1 August 2015

From the parking lot, down the hill was not too exciting, but seeing the suspension bridge was cool. There were several other foot bridges crossing the river which made it interesting. At one point there was a really neat water fall over a glacier carved...More

Thank seetheworld2014
Reviewed 24 July 2015

After the 2013 flooding, the trail has been damaged and most of it has been repaired ( couple of bridges still missing) The trail is along a creek and some parts are quite steep. Lilian lake is a peaceful green lake and you need to...More

4  Thank jeffrichy
Reviewed 27 July 2014

First of all we missed the trail as the former path is washed away immediately over the second bridge. We carried on the Terrace Trail along with a lot of other hikers and added two hours to our hike. We turned back and advised some...More

5  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I am an avid hiker - we chose Galatea this day because my friend had never hiked before and wanted a dog-friendly trail. Usually I get pretty bored doing valley trails. Lilian lake was a nice walk up, and some welcome shade, although VERY busy....More

3  Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 24 September 2012

I believe that the best month to see Galatea Lakes is September, when water in the lakes is exceptionally blue and larches in the valley have golden color. Give yourself 7-8 hours for this hike, not 4-6 as written in trail descriptions. Trail is making...More

5  Thank Lada M
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