Hiking, rock climbing, pictographs, upper/lower-level lakes, boardwalks, mountain biking trails, waterfall, picnic tables, parking--This is a excellent trail for all ages and activities. The hike to the upper/lower lakes will take most people 15 minutes to an hour. You will spend most of your time here walking along the boardwalks with the stunning blue-green color of the Grassi Lakes. There are pictographs and rock climbing above the lakes a trail through the rocks makes this hike a breeze even for the novice hikers.
From downtown Canmore. Take the route to the Nordic Center and follow the signs to the Grassi Lake parking lot where you will meet up directly with the trail head.
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Posted By: canadacandy
- Wed Jun 22 22:06:20 UTC 2016
UpsideGorgeous lake and pretty views if you keep going up the stairs. DownsideCrowded; dogs need to be on harnesses CommentWorth doing for a small hike. Good for all ages and abilities. I'm never a fan of bringing my dog to hike and having to be on leash - so that prevents me going back. I would say ignore it, but it's so crowded that you don't have much of a choice. But worth seeing for sure!
Posted By: Zazabelle
- Mon Jan 26 23:54:45 UTC 2015
UpsideJust hiked this path last weekend and the views were absolutely stunning. Still a fair bit of snow and ice on the easy path due to recent warm weather. DownsideTried to hike the "more difficult" path, but was beyond icy. There are already signs that discourage hikers from taking it, but don't waste your time. Parts of the stairs are covered in 2-3 feet of ice, it is impossible to get through without going off-path and it can be often dangerous. CommentLoved it and will definitely return some of that ice has melted.
Posted By: aubster
- Sat Nov 30 00:19:45 UTC 2013
UpsideTried this path in the winter, it is great if you take the easy or more difficult routes on the way up. Absolutely stunning lakes when you get up to them. I have never seen water so clear. DownsideIf you are coming down in the winter you may want to think twice about coming down the more difficult path unless you have crampons or extra traction. CommentLoved the trail.
Posted By: Mineablecrafter
- Mon Apr 02 16:26:48 UTC 2012
QuestionHey I'm want to go climbing on grassi lakes but I don't have any cams so I'm wondering if theirs trails for climbing witch have bolts in the rock for you to clip in to.
Also I you know of any bolted trails witch are nere Calgary ABANSWERS are in this forum: Bolted?