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Parker Ridge Trail

Address: Icefields Parkway 93, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-1550
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Ranked #2 of 70 things to do in Banff
Type: Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Wilmington NC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Parker Ridge, just south of the Columbia Icefield, offers an incredible view of the Saskatchewan glacier coming off the icefield. But it is a steep hike so only for the hearty! In mid-September after some snow the trail was also very muddy. But the ridge-top view of the glacier, with river flowing out of it into a small lake, was... More 

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Sydney
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I'd seen a few posts on TA about this and I was keen to do it. On our approach to the car park we saw a group of people hiking up the mountain through the snow and we weren't sure if we would have time (as it was nearly 4.00pm), plus the weather was looking overcast. But like a lot... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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195 reviews 195 reviews
103 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were able to do this hike on our way south to Banff. It is not too demanding for a reasonably fit person. You should as always in this area do it as part of a group. The view is worthwhile once you get to the top. There are also routes you can follow from the top if you have... More 

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ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Lovely way to pass a few hours. Once we were dressed for the weather, it was beautiful. Nice way to spend an afternoon, soaking up the sights of Banff.

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20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Moderate hike which took around 3h in total. Even on a day with mix of sun and clouds we had some stunning views of valley, glacier, mountain vistas. Absolutely beautiful! Definitely would recommend to everyone passing by this area.

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Heber Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I must admit to being a little disappointed in this hike, mainly because I thought it was a little more difficult than I expected from reading other reviews. But let me say, too, that we are seniors, so that's a contributing factor! The trail was very steep and a little slippery from recent rain. It was late September, so no... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I was hanging out to do this hike having read the reviews, and while it was lovely, and the views stunning, I wasn't blown away; possibly because of the high expectations. We took the kids (but we took them everywhere); a mid level hike for a family, took a couple of hours and the trail was very busy. Pretty wild... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Not a hard hike by any means, lots of elk and deer in the foliage. Would recommend for families. Seen a lot of hikers with dogs to.

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Redondo Beach, California
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

So for us this was an adventure. The hike is about 3.5 km with views of the parkway on your way up. About 15 minutes into the hike, the trees disappear and its switchbacks all the way to the top. When we went, it was about 38 degrees/3C and snowing. We wanted to turnaround, but kept pushing through the freezing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Great hike to a magnificent view point, good for the whole family. Like the views at top and the beautiful wild flowers.

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