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Address: Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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A family hike

I prefer the steep route up beside the waterfall and the broad rolling double track for a leisurely descent. Weekdays are best to appreciate the beautiful serenity of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I prefer the steep route up beside the waterfall and the broad rolling double track for a leisurely descent. Weekdays are best to appreciate the beautiful serenity of the turquoise and emerald lakes.

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Thank backcountryisbest
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely place to hike. Went there several times in summer and fall and enjoyed it very much. It is an easy hike. Takes about 1.5 - 2 hours plus time to stay and have your lunch. I prefer to drive on the top (by non-pavement road) and then go down to the lake. You can enjoy better view.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely scenery. A nice shortish walk for a breath of mountain air and a packed lunch. Lake was frozen bur still picturesque

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Junkyard above Grassi Lakes offers a large number of moderate ice climbs with wonderful views. Access is easy and you can be back in town within minutes of finishing the climb.

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Airdrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kid friendly beautiful day hike. Two trails provided. One trail is steep but safe (lots of stairs) nice views, the other trail is stroller friendly. The lake is a gorgeous blue green.

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Thank Priscilla T
Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has it all - amazing waterfall, easy and challenging hikes, pre-historic rock art, ice climbing, rock climbing, fishing in crystal blue azure lakes and an amazing rock canyon. Go here. Just go. It's worth it, and best of all - it's free.

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Edson, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a quick easy hike, that offers a more difficult path. In the summer we take the difficult and my three young daughters (7, 9, 11) can manage that well. The winter walk is so beautiful. The top offers serene views and solace depending on the crowd. In winter there is definitely less people.

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Thank AlesiaMigneault
Larnaka City, Cyprus
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice easy walk up , the walk down we did the harder route which was very icy in places would of been better with special ice shoes

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Thank Sarah C
Sunny California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Canmore during our visit to Alberta. We visited the famous landmarks such as Lake Moraine and Lake Louise but nothing can compare to the beauty of Grassi lakes. It is so easy to get to from Canmore, you have choice of easy or difficult hike, i suggest do the difficult and easy on the way back.

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice easy hike with really great views. If you want the scenic route be sure to take the "More difficult route" its not that hard though! Lots of great views.

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