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A great trail. I have travelled this trail a few times, usually in early/mid summer. This time was... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
deathracerJH
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Okotoks, Canada
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The hike was just half the ride!

I hiked Rockbound Lake Trail this past summer as a means to summit Castle Mountain. The trail is... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
Mike_Slawik
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

A great trail. I have travelled this trail a few times, usually in early/mid summer. This time was late summer almost fall, and seeing it after a recent snowfall was ahhhhmazing. The fall colours were starting to show and what a show they provided! The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

I hiked Rockbound Lake Trail this past summer as a means to summit Castle Mountain. The trail is long but beautiful. It hides a lot of the mountain scenery at first but when you finally get to see Eisenhower Tower, it's very impressive. The lake...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Agreed, the first few kilometres are a tiny bit tedious, but once you get out of the forest, it's just magnificent! If you want to get rid of the tourist hordes, this is the place to be.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CedricDeBoom
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Rockbound Lake in Alberta's Banff National Park requires purchase of a pass to explore and enjoy. Preferably experience it on a non rainy day as it can get slippery. We had rain for 2 weeks straight and unseasonably low temperatures so we just had to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

firstly, the end justifies the hike, which is not bad, but those of you not in great shape, it's a trek. my 18 year old bounded up to top, then climbed further past lake to get premier photos, I was very sore upon return. hiking...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

As most other reviewers mentioned this is a long hike but with a wonderful reward. My recommendation is to start in the morning to catch the hot sun once you are at the second lake. If you can, definitely worth making it past the first...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank tjhewson
Reviewed January 10, 2017

There is a reward waiting if you can make it to it past the first lake. From the first lake it is about 30 min hike and about 15 min with some steep grade but not too bad. So serene and peaceful. You will barely...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank mdcal
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Just after Castle Junction off the Transcanadian Highway you will hit the smallish car park. Most of the people there wil only be heading for the Silverton Falls nearby and therefore if you do not arrive early in the day you might not find a...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank nordlysMH
Reviewed August 18, 2016

We did this trail after a recommendation from one of the staff members at the Banff information centre. I think her name was Carla(?) and to her goes my big thank you! What a lovely hike and stunning views at the top. Rockbound lake is...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank sirx
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Important tip. If you make an early start and get to the region before 9am, use the washrooms at nearby Johnsons Canyon - they are the best mountainside washrooms in the area and there are no washrooms at the Base of the Rockbound Lake walk....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank DandJandFam
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