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.

General conditions

While on the trails, please behave responsibly and practice physical distancing. Where possible, create two metres distance between you and other people by stepping to the side and not following directly behind the person or group in front of you. Safety is a shared responsibility. Let’s work together to keep Yoho National Park safe..

CAUTION! Avalanche danger

You are responsible for your own safety. Check the Avalanche Bulletin for the latest conditions.

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Have you been hiking in the last few days? Share a few pictures with us as well as your impressions. This will help us keep this report accurate for other hikers: yoho.info@pc.gc.ca

Winter Hiking & Snowshoeing (Yoho National Park of Canada)

Avalanche risk! When travelling beyond the marked trails, or past an avalanche danger sign, assume that you are in avalanche country - your group should be prepared with the appropriate knowledge, skills and equipment. For more information on winter travel and how to stay safe in the mountains, visit parksmountainsafety.ca

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Peaceful Pond Snow covered. 30-01-2023: Dogs on leash permitted; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Emerald River Trail Snow covered. 30-01-2023: Snowshoes recommended; Unmaintained trail; Dogs on leash permitted;  
Easy Wapta Falls Trail Snow covered. 30-01-2023: No westbound access ; Walk in access only, road closed to vehicles; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Sherbrooke Lake Trail See comment section 30-01-2023: Caution; Avalanche danger after reaching the lake; Parking for Sherbrooke Lake is now located at the Great Divide Lodge, 400m east of the Sherbrooke Lake day use area. Parking is limited and visitors should have a backup plan in case the lot is full when they arrive. Visitors should not park at commercial vehicle brake checks or along the Trans-Canada Highway.; No eastbound access ; Snow covered; Snowshoes recommended; Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Moderate Ross Lake Loop Trail Snow covered. 30-01-2023: Snowshoes recommended; Trail details
Easy Emerald Lakeshore Trail Snow covered. 30-01-2023: Dogs on leash permitted; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Use lake surface trail to avoid avalanche path ; Trail details
Easy Hamilton Falls Snow covered. 30-01-2023: Dogs on leash permitted; Cleats recommended; Trail details

Cross-country ski trails (Yoho National Park of Canada)

Recent tracksetting: Jan 28 - Great Divide Trail. Jan 27 - Tally-ho - Old Ski Hill; Yoho Valley Road (to switchbacks); Alluvial Fan Loop; Classic Emerald; Kicking Horse trail; Connector.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Yoho Valley Road Good. 28-01-2023: Trackset classic and skate; Tracksetting ends before the switchbacks. Avalanche danger before the switchbacks; Dogs on leash permitted; Please walk or snowshoe beside tracks set, not on tracks; Trail details
Difficult Emerald Lake Connector Caution. 27-01-2023: Avalanche risk, use caution; No dogs allowed; Trackset classic; Thin snow cover over uneven surface. More snow is needed to cover rocks, roots and creeks; Trail details
Easy Emerald Alluvial Fan Loop Good. 27-01-2023: Trackset classic; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Easy Tally-ho - Old ski hill Good. 27-01-2023: Trackset classic; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Easy Kicking Horse Fire Road (to Otterhead) Good. 27-01-2023: Trackset classic; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Moderate Lake O'Hara Fire Road Trail Caution. 28-01-2023: Avalanche risk: Simple Class 1. Trail crosses the run out zones of several avalanche paths; Snow covered; Skier tracked; Unmaintained trail;  
Easy Great Divide Trail Good. 28-01-2023: Double trackset classic and skate; No dogs allowed; Please walk, snowshoe or fat bike beside set tracks, not on the tracks; Trail details
Easy Classic Emerald Good. 27-01-2023: Trackset classic; No dogs allowed; Trail details
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