Coronavirus (COVID-19): Some Parks Canada places have begun a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas and services, including camping. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and be well-prepared for their visit. Details here.

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.

Share your trail pictures with us!

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 - Lakeshore Connector Trail Snow covered. 03-12-2022: Dogs on leash permitted; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Emerald River Trail Snow covered. 03-12-2022: Snowshoes recommended; Unmaintained trail; Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Easy Wapta Falls Trail Snow covered. 03-12-2022: No westbound access ; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Sherbrooke Lake Trail Caution. 03-12-2022: Avalanche danger after reaching the lake; Sherbrooke Lake Day Use Area parking lot has been cleared of snow and clearing will continue throughout the winter as equipment availability allows. Despite snow clearing, access to the Sherbrooke Lake Day Use Area remains challenging and a high clearance 4x4 vehicle is recommended. 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; Trail details
Easy Emerald Lakeshore Trail Snow covered. 03-12-2022: Dogs on leash permitted; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Avalanche risk, use caution; Trail details
Easy Hamilton Falls Snow covered. 03-12-2022: Dogs on leash permitted; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details

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

Early season conditions. Recent tracksetting: Dec 3 - Great Divide Trail

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Yoho Valley Road to switchbacks Early season conditions. 03-12-2022: Avalanche danger at high altitude; Thin snow cover over uneven surface. More snow is needed to cover rocks, roots and creeks; Insufficient snow for tracksetting for cross-country skiing; Not yet maintained; Trail details
Difficult Emerald Lake Connector Early season conditions. 03-12-2022: Not yet maintained; Thin snow cover over uneven surface. More snow is needed to cover rocks, roots and creeks; Insufficient snow for tracksetting for cross-country skiing; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Easy Emerald Alluvial Fan Loop Early season conditions. 03-12-2022: Not yet maintained; Thin snow cover over uneven surface. More snow is needed to cover rocks, roots and creeks; Insufficient snow for tracksetting for cross-country skiing; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Moderate Emerald Lake Nordic Trail (Tree Hugger) Early season conditions. 03-12-2022: Not yet maintained; Thin snow cover over uneven surface. More snow is needed to cover rocks, roots and creeks; Insufficient snow for tracksetting for cross-country skiing; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Easy Tally-ho Trail Early season conditions. 03-12-2022: Not yet maintained; Thin snow cover over uneven surface. More snow is needed to cover rocks, roots and creeks; Insufficient snow for tracksetting for cross-country skiing; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Easy Kicking Horse to Otterhead Early season conditions. 03-12-2022: Not yet maintained; Thin snow cover over uneven surface. More snow is needed to cover rocks, roots and creeks; Insufficient snow for tracksetting for cross-country skiing; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Moderate Lake O'Hara Fire Road Trail Caution. 03-12-2022: Avalanche risk: Simple Class 1. Trail crosses the run out zones of several avalanche paths; Snow covered; Skier tracked;  
Easy Great Divide Trail Good. 03-12-2022: Double trackset classic and skate; No dogs allowed; Please walk, snowshoe or fat bike beside set tracks, not on the tracks;  
Easy Emerald Lake Horse Trail Early season conditions. 03-12-2022: Not yet maintained; Thin snow cover over uneven surface. More snow is needed to cover rocks, roots and creeks; Insufficient snow for tracksetting for cross-country skiing; No dogs allowed;