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.

Effective July 13, 2024 at 12:01 a.m. until further notice: A fire ban is in effect for all areas of Yoho National Park due to elevated fire danger.
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Fire information

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Fire Danger Rating

Current fire danger

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Current fire danger Extreme 11-07-2024: Not applicable;  

East End Trails

Fishing and watercraft prohibited in Yoho National Park.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Great Divide Trail Good. 18-07-2024: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Ross Lake Trail Good. 18-07-2024: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Paget Lookout Trail Good. 18-07-2024: No eastbound access ; Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Sherbrooke Lake Trail Good. 18-07-2024: No eastbound access ; Mainly dry; Trail details

Yoho Valley

Parking at 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 Centennial Trail Good. 18-07-2024: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Laughing Falls Trail Good. 18-07-2024: Mainly dry; Deadfall on trail; Trail details
Moderate Twin Falls Trail Good. 18-07-2024: Mainly dry; Deadfall on trail; Trail details
Moderate Yoho Lake Trail Good. 16-07-2024: Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult Little Yoho Valley Trail Good. 18-07-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Iceline via Celeste Lake Trail Fair. 18-07-2024: Snow patches; Stay on trail; Trail details
Difficult Iceline via Little Yoho Valley Trail Fair. 18-07-2024: Snow patches; Stay on trail; Trail details
Difficult Whaleback Trail Fair. 18-07-2024: Whaleback bridge installed; Snow patches; Stay on trail; Trail details

Emerald Lake Area

Parking at Emerald Lake is limited and fills quickly. Arrive before 10 am or after 5 pm to find parking. Fishing and watercraft prohibited in Yoho National Park.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Emerald Lakeshore Loop Good. 18-07-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Hamilton Falls Trail Good. 18-07-2024: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Kicking Horse to Amiskwi Good. 18-07-2024: Deadfall on trail; Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Emerald Basin Trail Good. 18-07-2024: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Kicking Horse to Otterhead Trail Good. 18-07-2024: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Hamilton Lake Trail Good. 18-07-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Yoho Pass Trail Good. 18-07-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Emerald River Trail Poor. 18-07-2024: Deadfall on trail; Trail washed out in sections; Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult Emerald Triangle Fair. 18-07-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Snow patches; Stay on trail; Trail details
Difficult South Burgess Pass Trail Good. 18-07-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details

West End Trails

Fishing and watercraft prohibited in Yoho National Park.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Wapta Falls Trail Good. 18-07-2024: No westbound access ; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Mt. Hunter Upper Lookout Trail Good. 18-07-2024: No eastbound access ; Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Mt. Hunter Lookout Trail Good. 18-07-2024: No westbound access ; Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Hoodoos Trail Good. 18-07-2024: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Ottertail Valley to McArthur Trail Good. 18-07-2024: 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 Good. 19-07-2024: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Difficult All Soul's Alpine Traverse Route Poor. 19-07-2024: Snow covered sections; Not recommended; Trail details
Easy Lake O'Hara Trail Good. 19-07-2024: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Difficult Yukness Ledges Trail Good. 19-07-2024: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Difficult Wiwaxy Gap Trail Good. 19-07-2024: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Moderate West Opabin Trail Good. 19-07-2024: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Moderate Opabin Prospect/ Plateau Trail Good. 19-07-2024: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Difficult All Soul's Prospect Good. 19-07-2024: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail;  
Moderate Linda Lake/ Morning Glory Trail Good. 19-07-2024: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Moderate Lake McArthur High Level Trail Good. 19-07-2024: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Moderate Lake McArthur Low Level Trail Good. 19-07-2024: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Moderate Lake Oesa Trail Good. 19-07-2024: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Difficult Huber Ledges Trail Good. 19-07-2024: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Moderate East Opabin Trail Good. 19-07-2024: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
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