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Address: Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Stunning Views Await!

This is a bit of a lengthy walk (easier than a hike) through the beautiful forest. You come out in a valley with breathtaking views and a couple of small but pretty lakes. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is a bit of a lengthy walk (easier than a hike) through the beautiful forest. You come out in a valley with breathtaking views and a couple of small but pretty lakes. The hike up the pass is challenging. It is a narrow trail of switchbacks. By narrow I mean portions are less than a foot wide. I felt... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The view is well worth the climb, but you have to be fairly sure footed to ascend to the Pass itself. It looks difficult from a distance, but if you are comfortable with heights and have walking poles to help you, you should manage the ascent and descent OK. There are great views across the valley below to the mountains... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Sentinel Pass Hike is moderately difficult but spectacular, one of the best hikes anywhere, it is absolutely gorgeous.

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Toronto, Canada
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Did this hike at the end of June - most of the Larch valley still had snow on the ground, as did the entire Sentinel pass. We hiked up the pass along the scree to the right of where the switchbacks would've been (all covered by snow) - slightly steep but safe as long as you mind your footsteps. Afterwards,... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

About half-way up the Sentinel Pass trail, the trail splits. One trail continues to the top of the pass, while the other goes to Eiffel Lake. Both destinations are approximately the same distance, but the Eiffel Lake option has almost no additional elevation change from this point - if you choose Sentinel Pass, you're only half-way up! Eiffel Lake itself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I'm so glad my friend chose this trail because the views are spectacular. It turned out to be quite challenging because it's about 11.6 km return and took us about 4 hours. The trail was flat, zip-zap uphill, flat and zip-zap uphill. The weather was foggy and snowing most of the time. Thank goodness I was wearing a winter jacket... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The hike up to the pass is moderate and a bit of a grind but the views are worth the trip. You made it to the top of Larch Valley. So you might as well do the pass and the view well worth the trip on a good day. If the clouds are low and the view from the lake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The final set of switchbacks is worth it -- the views and sense of accomplishment is worth every deep breath needed. At the lake before the final switchback ascent -- face the mountain wall and yell something --- it acts as a amplifier --- Even before the final ascent -- the views are amazing .. you can see 10 peaks... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We didn't realise that we were required to walk in groups of four or more until we got to the start of the trail, just by Lake Moraine. I normally wouldn't pay attention to such rules but the sign was clear that a hefty fine would be imposed and that the trail was monitored. Plus another couple were already waiting... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We hiked to Sentinel Pass via Larch Valley. The hike is moderate, but it does get a bit steep right at the end. Plus there was snow when we were there. The views from the Pass are stunning. There were about a dozen people at the Pass and we spent close to an hour there. It was just hard to... More 

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