Hiking The Ross Lake

The 7th most popular hiking trail in Alberta.

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Just west of Chateau Lake Louise, the 7 km route to Ross Lake is a nice hike through undulating subalpine forest. The trailhead is hidden behind the Chateau above the Lake Louise townsite.

Overall, Ross Lake is the 7th most popular hiking trail of all 11 hikes in Alberta. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Ross Lake including Redearth Creek, Rundle Riverside, Brewster Creek and Skoki Valley.


Local Contact(s):  BNP (403) 522-3833; Banff Tourism (403) 762-8421; Alberta Visitors (800) 661-8888; Gem Trek Recreation Map #5 (403) 932-4893

Recommended Book:  "Hiking The Canadian Rockies" from Patrick Thivierge

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Hostel International (403) 522-2200; Lake Louise Inn (403) 522-3791

Luxury Loding:  Chateau Lake Louise (403) 522-3511; Post (800) 661-1586

Breakfast Restaurant:  Laggan's Mountain Bakery

Reference Source:  click here http://www.pc.gc.ca/

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  8/11/2016

ID:  6690


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