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Hard long hike but worth the trek

As most other reviewers mentioned this is a long hike but with a wonderful reward. My... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Taylor H
Regina, Canada
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Reward for a long grueling hike if you can make it to the second lake

There is a reward waiting if you can make it to it past the first lake. From the first lake it is... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Calgary, Canada
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A lake completely surrounded by rock.
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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

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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

Thank DandJandFam
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We were planning to do the Ink Pots Hike but it was suggested we do Rockbound Lake and boy were we pleased we did. We started about 8am and we only saw 3 other people on the way up to the lake. The trail is...More

1  Thank Howie603
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Rockbound Lake lives up to its name. If you choose to hike around the lake you encounter massive house-sized boulders on the left side of the lake. The lake is a jewel surrounded by high cliffs that look impenetrable. I had heard there was a...More

Thank Lesly D
Reviewed 1 July 2015

The location is spectacular. The trail up and down is deteriorating through Parks Canada's lack of maintenance This old road access does not allow bike access although the site is perfect for those with the skill sets. And Parks are still not even handling water...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Awesome hike! Trail to the lake was dry and in good condition. We hiked around the lake which was amazing, the waterfalls are beautiful close up. There were tons of small fruit fly like bugs flying around the lake, should bring a bandanna or something...More

1  Thank Justin A
Reviewed 22 June 2014

The snow was so deep that we couldn't get there, Was looking forward to it though looks beautiful, Just didn't expect that much snow and water in late June!

3  Thank ria G
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