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Grassi Lakes

Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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Easy hike and beautiful lakes at the top

This is a place I like to bring beginner hiking friends to. For new hikers, it's an easy 1 hour... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Calgary, Canada
Beautiful and short hike...But Get There Early!

Quick drive (~2 minutes) from Canmore with great scenery and some of the most picturesque little... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nathan W
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“great hike” (97 reviews)
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a place I like to bring beginner hiking friends to. For new hikers, it's an easy 1 hour uphill, and there's the option of the actual hiking trail through the woods, or the gravel road (also through the woods but the views aren't...More

1  Thank exzhang
Reviewed yesterday

Quick drive (~2 minutes) from Canmore with great scenery and some of the most picturesque little lakes in the area. You can even see some rock-climbers on the walls as you hike. I'd recommend you get to the trailhead early; we got there around 8:30am...More

1  Thank Nathan W
Reviewed 2 days ago

This 2-mile hike is easy to get to from Canmore and has great scenery - beautiful waterfall and small mountain lakes. The hike can be a loop with one side of the loop being slightly more challenging and nicer scenery. Can also stick to the...More

1  Thank Britt_Paige
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Grizzly bear #148 continuing return to this hiking area in Canmore is only reason I gave this a 4-Star rating. As I have back and hip problems, our family of 8 took the Easy trail in and then split up so the rest could take...More

1  Thank DanSAndCherylA
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went the Sunday of Canada Day weekend so it was rather busy but a beautiful enjoyable walk all the same. Our first one in the Rockies and we loved it. Lots of people around the lakes. Easy enough but steep in parts. Need decent...More

1  Thank SRH44
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The great thing about hiking Grassi Lakes is it meets so many different wants- great views, walk beside a waterfall, not too tough, and you can take the easy path down (or both ways if you want to skip the scenic hike to get to...More

Thank travelingfamily009
Reviewed 5 days ago

We chose the more difficult way to the top, and it's not for those with limitations. The easier way is basically a road, while the difficult way includes steep vertical climbing. Both ways offer access to beautiful lakes at the top, and are a great...More

Thank Clint M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great for a hike or to go climbing.. the hike has 2 beautiful lakes that are turquoise and so clear. The top is a bigger lake that is usually very windy... has steps but wear good hiking shoes.... rocky and sandy...

Thank 1tasty
Reviewed 6 days ago

A group of us were in the Canmore area for a few days and decided to take a hike up to Grassi Lakes. We hike can be done as a loop or you can come back the way you went up. We took the loop....More

Thank Captains_Rum_Punch
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stayed in Canmore and looked for a scenic hike in Canmore. Would highly recommend this one! Perfect for the non-hikers, beginners. Very scenic at the top! Take mosquito spray!

Thank CynthiaL1963
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Margaret M
18 June 2017|
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Response from BreMansell | Reviewed this property |
I noticed there was a sign saying not to swim in it. I did stick my hand in the water and it's pretty cold. Maybe they just want the lake free of people?
Lynn v
18 April 2017|
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Response from goodwinmomof2 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to catch this so late. A tour bus could only make it to the parking lot. Hiking to the lake can only be done on foot . You could push a stroller or wheelchair up to the lake on the easy route but because of the... More