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My favourite walk whilst staying at Golden. I think a 4 wheel drive is a must. Absolutely stunning... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
Sarah N
Spectacular scenery

wonderful back country hike. The scenary is breath taking. Be careful walking over the rock... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2018
Robert K
Calgary, Canada
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The perfect day hike place for a picnic, some fly fishing or an overnight adventure this 90 min hike ends in a picturesque lake nestled in the Alpine.
Kicking Horse Mountain, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

My favourite walk whilst staying at Golden. I think a 4 wheel drive is a must. Absolutely stunning, Take a picnic

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sarah N
Reviewed April 12, 2018

wonderful back country hike. The scenary is breath taking. Be careful walking over the rock slides. Pack a lunch. bring a camera.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Robert K
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Hiked to Gorman Lake on the 6/10/17. If you’re looking for a detailed guide to the trail head visit goldenhikes.ca As per previous reviewers I can confirm that the road leading up to the beginning of the trail is quite rough and better suited to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank 743raffaelad
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Should have read the reviews first - horrible logging road and travelling with a rental van - not a good idea. Need 4 wheel drive to get in for sure. Had to turn around on a tight little road to get out. Road gets narrower...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

We were travelling as 3 families, 14 in all. I contacted Dave and he worked with us to come up with a great plan. Initially I thought it would be a small party fishing, but as I described the trip the entire gang jumped on...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

This hike was absolutely worth the effort of getting to the trail head. Once you get to the trail head you hike uphill almost constantly until you get to the lake (very doable uphill climb, not steep). The hike is nice and varied as you...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Richelle R
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Awesome experience and well worth the "effort". Reading the whining reviews about the road make me sick. This is a logging road that turns into a rough, rocky road!!! What are you expecting? If these type of people had their way the road would be...More

Date of experience: August 2016
4  Thank grizz2017
Reviewed September 28, 2016

A colleague and I hiked to Gorman Lake in September. The road up was VERY rough, 4 wheel drive recommended. We made it to the parking lot in approximately one hour and hiked in one hour to the Lake. The trail was easy and the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Kim O
Reviewed July 27, 2016

This beautiful lake is difficult to find and access (need truck or 4 wheel drive) The hike into the lake is beautiful until reaching the boulder field. Crossing the boulder field is difficult. Look for the path across that area. Wonderful fishing lake

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank madmj66
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

So just so everyone knows, the approach to get to the trail head for the Gorman Lake hike is crazy long and quite treacherous if you don't have a 4X4 vehicle. We searched 4-5 sites looking for directions and NONE of them said anything of...More

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank speespecks
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Response from Richelle R | Reviewed this property |
Glad you enjoyed it, hope the directions were easy to follow. It is a great hike and not one to be missed if you are in the area :) I can see how the boulders would be a bit interesting in the snow. Have fun in Banff, lots... More