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Address: Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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A nice uphill walk to see some exciting rock climbers

This is a very busy trail head. While there's lots of parking and it's free, this won't be a tranquil medetative stroll, at least not on weekends. I estimate that it's about a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a very busy trail head. While there's lots of parking and it's free, this won't be a tranquil medetative stroll, at least not on weekends. I estimate that it's about a one km uphill walk on a wide and well groomed path. There are some nice views along the way and a small glacial pond at the top.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a great hike for families with younger children. Not too hard or steep. Lots of stuff to see and the lakes at the top are beautiful. Our kids loved it.

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Hamilton, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A small group of us did the Grassi Lakes hike while staying in Canmore. Pros: Close to town, relatively easy to find, and a decent workout to get to the lakes. If you're into rock climbing, it appears to be a good spot for that. Also a good place to spot wildlife - we saw a bighorn sheep right on... More 

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Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Wonderful view of Canmore, lovely flat incline going up, and a steer but warned difficult descent down the different side, with great views and enjoyable walk. But please, when a trail is described in multiple places as "easy", including the trail itself, there shouldn't be a 1.5 km incline up. That changed it from what we thought, a simple walk,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Grassy lakes is a beautiful hike if u don't want to be gone all day. It is a fairy easy hike with beautiful small lakes at the end. There is an awesome rock face of u are a rock climber. I would totally recommend checking it out

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The hike is easy, and the colour of the water stunning. We saw a bear over the other side but hid, as I am not too happy with close encounters. The waterfall was frozen and dangerous to climb but so beautiful. There were people climbing the sheer rock face with ropes and kit.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I have been going to Grassi for quite some time and it never disappoints. Another hiker noted that it is not asthma friendly but let me remind everyone that there is a service road hike or "easy" route off to the right of the more difficult trail. Happy hiking! Remember to walk passed the two bodies of water to see... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

The trail was easy up to lakes - going beyond for intrepid hikers thru the scree does make for a more challenging worthwhile hike. Many rock climbers are scaling the pitted walls of the remains of the coral reef that once covered this area. As well pictographs from 100 yrs plus are on some of the rock walls. Breathtaking scenery.

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Red Deer, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

my husband phoned the tourist board and asked if it was uphill due to my asthma. We were told NO its an easy hike. Once there we could see that this is not a Hike for Chronic asthma people. We walked the road and left. There are a lot of trails in Canmore that are Easy But this is not... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Grassi Lakes is not in the tourist radar like Lake Louise but it is truly one of the most beautiful places you can ever see in Canada! Having been there a few times, let me share some tips: 1. Check the website for notices of closure of the trail. But even if it is closed there are still a lot... More 

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