Cascade Ponds

Cascade Ponds near Banff, AB


This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
2 kms
1 hour
moderate
Mountain Biking, Cross Country Skiing, Back Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing
Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
Banff, AB
User Park2
Very close to Banff, likely very busy in Summer. A couple dozen pic-i-nick benches surround the ponds. In the winter there is lots of room for a XC ski or snowshoe. A lap around the lakes (ponds) and/or a starting point for other trails, the trailhead for the Cascade Ponds - Bankhead and Cascade Ponds - Watertower/Johnson Lake are here as well, and both are legal MTB trails.

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Directions:

From Calgary, drive West on Hiway 1 until the 1st entrance into Banff/Lake Minnewanka. Stay to the right (North) then take your first right into the well signed Cascade Ponds parking lot.

From Vancouver, drive until you hit Canmore then turn around and follow directions above.

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By Mastiff_MommaPosted By: Mastiff_Momma  - Wed Oct 21 17:42:01 UTC 2015 This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars Upside Right off highway and great spot for a BBQ with amazing views of Rundle & Cascade

Also great for a stop on your road trip with your dog around the ponds if traveling through the park or just arriving to Banff.
Downside The floods have damaged the ponds and there isn't any water anymore.
Wolf packs in area so please leash your dog and clean up food!


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