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Review of Parker Ridge Trail

Parker Ridge Trail
Ranked #2 of 76 things to do in Banff
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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“magnificent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

It's a easy hike. The panoramic view of the mountains is breathtaking. There is the Saskatchewan glacier, a ship like mountain and a mountain like having many hotel rooms. On the way towards Banff at the big bend, we also saw a herd of mountain goat roaming on the road side then filed on the cliff climbing up Parker Ridge.

Visited August 2013
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“nice hike”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

The trail is a nice steep hike.
A lot of tourists walk this path so you will not be on your own.


The view at the top is worth it.

A must when you stay at Banff,
but not worth a special trip to Banff.

Banff is rather a busy tourist town.

Visited July 2013
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“My highlight of the Icefields Parkway.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

I was undecided whether to do the Parker Ridge hike or Wilcox Pass hike. So glad I chose Parker Ridge as the view was just spectacular. At the top we took the trail to the left and kept walking to get the best views back up the valley to the glacier.

Visited August 2013
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Elmhurst, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Don't miss it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

One reviewer stated that if you have only time for one hike on the Icefields Parkway, this is the one to take. We totally agree. Also agree with other 70 year olds that the uphill climb is strenuous, but so well worth it. And, the walk is not over until you walk far enough to see the entire valley - breathtaking!! The time estimate is overstated in the brochure - 2 hours gives you plenty of time to admire the view at the top.

Visited September 2013
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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“Early morning experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

If possible try to arrive before 9 a.m. It takes about 30-45 minutes to reach the overlook. You may have the spectacular view all to yourself.

Visited October 2012
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