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

Emerald Lake Area

Fire ban in effect.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Emerald Basin Trail Good. 09-08-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Emerald Lakeshore Trail Mainly Dry. 12-08-2022: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
Easy Hamilton Falls Good. 09-08-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Hamilton Lake Trail Good. 12-08-2022: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Yoho Pass Trail Fair. 09-08-2022: Bear warning in effect; Bears frequenting the area; Water levels fluctuate daily; Flooded sections; Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
Difficult Wapta Highline Trail Good. 09-08-2022: Deadfall on trail; Wet and muddy sections;  
Easy Tally-ho Trail Good. 09-08-2022: Deadfall on trail; Bears frequenting the area; Trail details
Easy Kicking Horse to Otterhead Good. 09-08-2022: Deadfall on trail; Trail details

West End Trails

Fire ban in effect.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Hoodoos Trail Good. 09-08-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Mt. Hunter Lookout Trail Good. 09-08-2022: Deadfall on trail; Trail details
Moderate Mt. Hunter Upper Lookout Trail Good. 09-08-2022: Deadfall on trail; Trail details
Moderate Ottertail Trail Good. 09-08-2022: No westbound access ; Deadfall on trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Wapta Falls Trail Good. 09-08-2022: Trail is in good condition; Trail details

East End Trails

Fire ban in effect.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Walk-in-the-Past Trail Fair. 09-08-2022: Bear warning in effect; Bears frequenting the area; Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Great Divide Trail Good. 09-08-2022: Bears frequenting the area; Trail details
Moderate Ross Lake Trail Good. 09-08-2022: Bears frequenting the area; Trail details
Moderate Sherbrooke Lake Trail Good. 09-08-2022: No eastbound access ; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Paget Lookout Trail Good. 09-08-2022: No eastbound access ; Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Centennial Trail Good. 09-08-2022: Bear warning in effect; Bears frequenting the area; Mainly dry; Trail details

Yoho Valley

Fire ban in effect.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Laughing Falls Good. 09-08-2022: Bear warning in effect; Bears frequenting the area; Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Whaleback Trail Good. 09-08-2022: Bear warning in effect; Bears frequenting the area; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Twin Falls Trail Good. 08-08-2022: Bear warning in effect; Bears frequenting the area; Mainly dry; Deadfall on trail; Trail details
Moderate Iceline - Yoho Lake Trail Good. 09-08-2022: Bear warning in effect; Bears frequenting the area; Deadfall on trail;  
Difficult Little Yoho Valley Trail Good. 09-08-2022: Bear warning in effect; Bears frequenting the area; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Iceline Trail Good. 09-08-2022: Deadfall on trail; Trail details
Moderate Highline - Lake Celeste Trail Fair. 09-08-2022: Bear warning in effect; Bears frequenting the area; Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Yoho Lake Trail Good. 09-08-2022: Bear warning in effect; Bears frequenting the area; Mainly dry;  

Lake O'Hara

Fire ban in effect.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult All Soul's Prospect Good. 12-08-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints;  
Moderate Shaffer Lake trails Good. 12-08-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Difficult All Soul's Alpine Traverse Route Good. 12-08-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Moderate Big Larch Trail Good. 12-08-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints;  
Difficult Yukness Ledges Trail Good. 12-08-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Difficult Wiwaxy Gap Trail Good. 12-08-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Moderate West Opabin Trail Good. 12-08-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Moderate Opabin Prospect/ Plateau Trail Good. 12-08-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Moderate Odaray Grandview Trail Good. 12-08-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
Moderate Linda Lake/ Morning Glory Trail Good. 12-08-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Moderate Lake McArthur High Level Trail Good. 12-08-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Moderate Lake Oesa Trail Good. 12-08-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Lake O'Hara Trail Good. 12-08-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Difficult Huber Ledges Trail Good. 12-08-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Moderate East Opabin Trail Good. 12-08-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details