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Rockbound Lake

Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reward for a long grueling hike if you can make it to the second lake

There is a reward waiting if you can make it to it past the first lake. From the first lake it is... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2017
Calgary, Canada
The long approach march is worth it

Just after Castle Junction off the Transcanadian Highway you will hit the smallish car park. Most... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2016
Stromstad, Sweden
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A lake completely surrounded by rock.
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Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

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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

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

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

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

Thank DandJandFam
Reviewed July 20, 2016

We were planning to do the Ink Pots Hike but it was suggested we do Rockbound Lake and boy were we pleased we did. We started about 8am and we only saw 3 other people on the way up to the lake. The trail is...More

1  Thank Howie603
Reviewed January 19, 2016

Rockbound Lake lives up to its name. If you choose to hike around the lake you encounter massive house-sized boulders on the left side of the lake. The lake is a jewel surrounded by high cliffs that look impenetrable. I had heard there was a...More

Thank Lesly D
Reviewed July 1, 2015

The location is spectacular. The trail up and down is deteriorating through Parks Canada's lack of maintenance This old road access does not allow bike access although the site is perfect for those with the skill sets. And Parks are still not even handling water...More

Thank David P
Reviewed June 17, 2015

Awesome hike! Trail to the lake was dry and in good condition. We hiked around the lake which was amazing, the waterfalls are beautiful close up. There were tons of small fruit fly like bugs flying around the lake, should bring a bandanna or something...More

1  Thank Justin A
Reviewed June 21, 2014

The snow was so deep that we couldn't get there, Was looking forward to it though looks beautiful, Just didn't expect that much snow and water in late June!

3  Thank ria G
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Let me start by saying we never made it to Rockbound Lake. We went right at the trailhead instead of left and I'm so glad we did! Silverton Falls is heavenly. Once we did take that right hand trail we (my husband, 19 yo daughter...More

1  Thank kmp1983
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