Trail conditions

Yoho National Park

In the mountains, trail conditions can change quickly. Find the latest trail condition reports and closures for Yoho National Park. Be sure to check back often for up-to-date information.

Fire information

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Fire Danger Rating

Current fire danger

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Current fire danger Low 14-06-2024: Not applicable;  

Roads

Parking at Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake is limited and fills quickly. Arrive early or later in the day.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Yoho Valley Road (Takakkaw Falls) Open. 14-06-2024: Road open; Trail details

East End Trails

Fishing and watercraft prohibited in Yoho National Park.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Great Divide Trail Good. 13-06-2024: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Sherbrooke Lake Trail Fair. 15-06-2024: No eastbound access ; Deadfall on trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Paget Lookout Trail Good. 15-06-2024: No eastbound access ; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Ross Lake Trail Fair. 15-06-2024: Deadfall on trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Yoho Valley

Parking at Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake is limited and fills quickly. Arrive early or later in the day. Fishing and watercraft prohibited in Yoho National Park.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Centennial Trail Good. 13-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Laughing Falls Trail Fair. 14-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Deadfall on trail; Trail details
Moderate Twin Falls Trail Fair. 14-06-2024: Deadfall on trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Yoho Lake Trail Poor. 13-06-2024: Snow at high elevation ; Deadfall on trail;  
Moderate Iceline | Yoho Lake Trail Not recommended. 14-06-2024: Snowbound; Avalanche danger at high altitude; Not recommended;  
Difficult Little Yoho Valley Trail Not recommended. 14-06-2024: Snowbound; Avalanche danger at high altitude; Not recommended; Trail details
Difficult Iceline Trail Not recommended. 14-06-2024: Snowbound; Avalanche danger at high altitude; Not recommended; Trail details
Difficult Celeste Lake Trail Not recommended. 14-06-2024: Snowbound; Avalanche danger at high altitude; Not recommended;  
Difficult Whaleback Trail Not recommended. 14-06-2024: Snowbound; Avalanche danger at high altitude; Not recommended; Bridges removed (for winter); Trail details

Emerald Lake Area

Parking at Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls is limited and fills quickly. Arrive early or later in the day. Fishing and watercraft prohibited in Yoho National Park.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Emerald Lakeshore Loop Fair. 13-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Hamilton Falls Trail Good. 13-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Kicking Horse to Amiskwi Good. 13-06-2024: Deadfall on trail; Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Hamilton Lake Trail Not recommended. 13-06-2024: Snowbound at higher elevation; Avalanche danger after reaching the lake; Trail details
Moderate Emerald Basin Trail Fair. 13-06-2024: Avalanche debris on trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Yoho Pass Trail Poor. 13-06-2024: Snowbound at higher elevation; Deadfall on trail; Trail details
Moderate Emerald River Trail Poor. 13-06-2024: Deadfall on trail; Trail washed out in sections; Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Kicking Horse to Otterhead trail Good. 13-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Amiskwi Trail Hazardous conditions. 13-06-2024: Unmaintained trail; Deadfall on trail; Snow at high elevation ;  
Difficult Wapta Highline Trail Not recommended. 13-06-2024: Snowbound; Avalanche danger;  
Difficult South Burgess Pass Trail Poor. 13-06-2024: Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details

West End Trails

Fishing and watercraft prohibited in Yoho National Park.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Wapta Falls Trail Good. 13-06-2024: No westbound access ; Wet and muddy sections; Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Moderate Mt. Hunter Upper Lookout Trail Fair. 13-06-2024: No westbound access ; Watch for ticks; Deadfall on trail; Trail details
Moderate Mt. Hunter Lookout Trail Good. 13-06-2024: No westbound access ; Watch for ticks; Trail details
Moderate Hoodoos Trail Good. 13-06-2024: Watch for ticks; Trail details
Moderate Ottertail Valley to McArthur Creek Good. 13-06-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Lake O'Hara

In the event of our Lake O'Hara office being closed (1-250-343-6433), please email us at: lake.ohara@pc.gc.ca. For more information, please call the Yoho Visitor Center at: 1-250-343-6783. Fishing and watercraft prohibited in Yoho National Park.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Shaffer Lake trails Snowbound. 18-06-2024: Snowbound; Trail details
Difficult All Soul's Alpine Traverse Route Snowbound. 18-06-2024: Avalanche danger; Trail details
Easy Lake O'Hara Trail Snowbound. 18-06-2024: Snowbound; Trail details
Difficult Yukness Ledges Trail Snowbound. 18-06-2024: Avalanche danger; Trail details
Difficult Wiwaxy Gap Trail Snowbound. 18-06-2024: Snowbound; Trail details
Moderate West Opabin Trail Snowbound. 18-06-2024: Snowbound; Trail details
Moderate Opabin Prospect/ Plateau Trail Snowbound. 18-06-2024: Snowbound; Trail details
Difficult All Soul's Prospect Snowbound. 18-06-2024: Avalanche danger;  
Moderate Linda Lake/ Morning Glory Trail Snowbound. 18-06-2024: Snowbound; Trail details
Moderate Lake McArthur High Level Trail Snowbound. 18-06-2024: Snowbound; Trail details
Moderate Lake McArthur Low Level Trail Snowbound. 18-06-2024: Snowbound; Trail details
Moderate Lake Oesa Trail Snowbound. 18-06-2024: Snowbound; Trail details
Difficult Huber Ledges Trail Snowbound. 18-06-2024: Avalanche danger; Trail details
Moderate East Opabin Trail Snowbound. 18-06-2024: Snowbound; Trail details
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