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Grassi Lakes

Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 23 attractions in Canmore
Type: Bodies of Water
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

During a trip to Banff National Park I wanted to get away from the crowds for a day, so I hiked the Grassi Lakes Trail, on a recommendation from one of the girls at the hotel desk (she even lent me bear spray that I thankfully didn’t need). The trail was a pleasant walk through the forest--with frequent stops to... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

A must do on a visit to Canmore, Amazing scenery and stunning surroundings. Crystsal clear water - glacier fed... so swimming not for the faint hearted!

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Oshawa, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

While vacationing in Alberta we wanted to do some family friendly hikes. We decided to give Grassi Lakes a try, and it did not disappoint. It was easy to find, and we had no problem finding parking. At the beginning of the trail there is an option to take the less difficult trail. We chose to take the more difficult... More

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Ontario
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8 reviews 8 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Easy to find & well marked trails. Took the difficult route on the way up and easy on the way down so it was a full loop. The difficult trail had much better views. I would recommend this trail to anyone- including beginning hikers!

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Houston
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband I decided to do this hike after we had started up Hai Ling early in the morning and had gotten about 1/4 of the way up. Not that uphill was so bad, I was worried about face planting on the way down. I am 56 and my husband is 64 and we consider ourselves athletic and in good... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful destination that has an easy and a more difficult route, although the difficult is still fairly easy if you are at all in shape. Pack a picnic lunch and some water and it is a great 1/2 day adventure. It was a very hot day when we arrived at the lakes, so we stripped down to... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This was recommended by our hotel staff. Wonderful hike--the "strenuous" route wasn't too hard, although those with a fear of heights might have trouble. incredibly scenic and uncrowded (nice change after the tour-bus crowds of Banff). View somewhat marred by all of the hydroelectric activity but very worthwhile.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Google maps took us to the trail head at the highest elevation point and so we began our hike going against the flow. This was a great place to start, because the rock formations are spectacular and there were lots of people rock climbing, which was fascinating to watch. There are some steep sections, but the built in steps (some... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A long hilly climb on a hot day but well worth it to see the fantastic views. Great photo ops here!!

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Port Gibson, Ms
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a relatively short hike. Gradual climb, then one steep portion with staircase at the very end. Fabulous view of the valley, complete with a closeup view of a local waterfall. At the end you reach two blue-green crystal clear lakes. Benches around the lake. Most days you will be able to rock climbing up the cliffs. If you... More

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