Hike the Rocky Mountain landscapes on the western slopes of the Continental Divide. Rock walls and waterfalls, forests and meadows, clear mountain lakes and cascading rivers set the scene for memorable hiking. There are now more than 400 km of trails that take visitors from majestic river valleys to wind-swept, rocky outcrops, and breathtaking sky lines.

Some popular hiking trails & destinations right out our front door include; Paget Peak, Paget Lookout, Sherbrooke Lake, Wapta Traverse, Cataract Creek, Cataract Falls, Lake O'Hara, and the world class Takakkaw Falls hike.

Great Divide Map

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Hiking Chart

Hiking Trail Time Distance Elevation Trail Description
Wapta Falls 1.5 hrs 4.6 km 30 m Stroll to the base of a 30 m waterfall
Emerald Lake 2 hhrs 5.2 km minimal Lakeshore interpretive trail, curtained by mountian and glacier views
Hamilton Falls .5 hrs 1.6 km minimal Pleasant stroll to a delicate cascade
Centennial 45 min 2.5 km minimal Riverside trail known for wildflowers and tiny beaches
Walk-in-the-Past 1.5 hrs 3 km 90 m Historic interpretive trail to an old locamotive
Kicking Horse to Amiskwi 1.5 hrs 3.6 km loss 50 m Walk or cycle a forested road to a picnic site with three rivers
Sherbrooke Lake 2.5 hrs 6.2 km 165 m Moderate forest hike to a lake rimmed with avalance debris
Great Divide 2 hrs 6 km minimal Walk or cycle on a closed, paved road
Ross Lake 2 hrs 6.4 km 100 m Mixed road and forest trail to lake set at the headwall of Narao Peak
Laughing Falls 3 hrs 7.8 km 125 m Forest trail to a waterfall at the confluenc of the Yoho
Kicking Horse to Otterhead 4.5 hrs 12.6 km loss 40 m Walk or cycle on an old road along the Kicking Horse River
Mt. Hunter Lookout 3 hrs 7.2 km 400 m Steep trail through open forest to an historic fire lookout tower
Mt. Hunter Upper Lookout 5.5 hrs 12 km 825 m Trail to higher elevation and views of the Kicking Horse and Beaverfoot Valleys
Hoodoos 2.5 hrs 3.2 km 455 m Steep, dry exposed trail leads to capped pillars of glacial debris
Emerald Basin 3.5 hrs 9.2 km 240 m Travel through ancient stands of hemlock and cedar to a natural amphitheatre