Hiking Banff National Park – Beyond Rockbound Lake

A challenging hike of more than 20 km, the bench above Rockbound Lake provides stunning views of emerald green Tower Lake, navy blue Rockbound Lake and the sheer walls of the "back side" of Castle Mountain. Larches around the lake turn golden in September, wildflowers and mushrooms offer botanical interest along the otherwise boring front section. And since this is not a highly recommended trail, you may just go most of the day without encountering anybody else!


Hiking Banff National Park – Rockbound Lake

It's shoulder season in terms of hiking in the Canadian Rockies. Once the calendar reads October, any day that doesn't require gaiters paired with MICROspikes, crampons or showshoes is a great day for hiking! The first weekend of October we took advantage of one such day to hike to Rockbound Lake. We were less than …

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