• You literally walk up and over several lateral moraines from the Emerald Glacier, which retreated almost that morning, on a geological time scale anyway. This route takes you along a circuit that takes in some of the best hiking in Canada. It is a flat walk of about ½ km to the trailhead adjacent to the Whiskey Jack Hostel, located on the west side of the road into Takakkaw Falls. ?Don?t Waste Your Time?? Something else? • Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and You will pass by it on the way to the parking area. This last stretch is a gradual climb except for a steep section on Hollingsworth Hill. 3,421' Up The parking area at the end of the road to Takakkaw Falls is 13.3 km north from Highway 1. 576.45 m Down, 9.2 mi Trail. Elevation Gain: Approximately 700 metres to the highest point along the Iceline Trail. by Kathy and Craig Copeland. In fact, the hike length can be shortened by taking the cutoff to Celeste Lake, which is shortly south of the Iceline Trail?s highest point of elevation. Getting to the Little Yoho campsite is an easy, 9 kilometer (5.6 mile) hike with 500 meters (1640 feet) of elevation gain. This trail commences at Takkakaw falls and climbs up to higher elevations across the valley. Approaching the hut from the Little Yoho Valley Trail then descending the Iceline Trail places the hiker about 1 km from the parking area. Bob was already at the hut when Hanneke and I arrived, and soon after we got there the skies opened up and the rain came down hard. Our second day in the Little Yoho Valley proved to be a very ambitious one as Steven and I set out to summit four separate peaks at the western edge of the valley; a trip that would see us stumble back into camp 13.5 hours later after covering 20.2km of alpine terrain, and gaining over 2,100m of vertical elevation. Yoho Twin Falls trail – Getting started. This trail goes by Kicking Horse Campground, Spiral Tunnel Viewpoint (Upper tunnel), Takakkaw Falls Campground, Laughing Falls Campground, and Laughing Falls. As we later passed by it while near the end of the Little Yoho Valley trail, there was evidence of active construction. 209.99 m Up Hike to Twin Falls then up and over Whaleback before descending to the ACC’s Stanley Mitchell Hut. This loop will take you along the Iceline Trail which offers excellent views of the Cathedral Peaks, Takakkaw Falls, the Yoho Glacier, and a number of additional beautiful waterfalls as you return along a much easier pathway. The grooves left on this rock feel almost like glacial fingernails on a limestone chalkboard. The Little Yoho Valley is the most common way of getting to the hut. This is about an injury or accident • 2,928' Down via the Trans-Canada Highway and Yoho Valley Road. 3,428' Down Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. This is a moderate one way trail to Stanley Mitchell Hut in Yoho National Park. 689' Up According to Parks Canada, ?Yoho? View of Falls on Fairy Creek, Yoho Valley Trail, Yoho National Park, Field, BC, Canada. Hiking through the Yoho and Little Yoho valleys is spectacular! It is a loop and experienced hikers can finish it … The distance and elevation gain are similar. 1,891' Down The Yoho Valley Trail is not the most interesting trail and it’s not one I would do if I wasn’t planning to spend the night at the hut or camp out at the Little Yoho Campground. 891.99 m Up This trail goes by Takakkaw Falls Campground, Laughing Falls Campground, and Laughing Falls. If you?re interested in glacial geomorphology, this hike has it in spades. Yoho Valley is one of the most spectacular areas in the Canadian Rockies. 1395 m. 8-11h. There are two areas to park, the first is the day use area; If you keep driving, there is a second car park for people who are planning to camp in Yoho overnight. To get to the Little Yoho Trail, you'll need to take the, Create Recommended Route or RVs and trailers are not permitted due to steep switchbacks. by Don Beers, and in ?Don?t Waste Your Time In The Rockies? Parking for the Iceline trail is in the Takakkaw Falls parking area (51.497255 N; 116.483012 W). The rock over which you walk was probably covered by the Emerald Glacier less than a hundred years earlier. • 576.82 m Up Difficulty: Moderate to difficult. did not even give it 1 boot-print out of 4 and we cannot disagree; however, letting one?s mind drift back to what it had registered over the earlier part of the day will easily take your mind off of the rather mundane final leg down. Iceline Trail (summer): An alternative to the Little Yoho Valley Trail (above). 11.2 km 9/15/2014 2 Comments All summer I looked forward to this trip, everything I did was to lead to this little adventure. Please explain. There are excellent write-ups of this hike, including the ones in ?The Wonder of Yoho: Scenes, Tales, Trails,? The trail climbs up some well-built switchbacks through tall pines. There's a backcountry campground here if you wish to explore the area more before you… 1042.79 m Up • The trail, starting near Takakkaw Falls, climbs to and traverses a high bench with inspiring views of the glacier clad summits towering above the Yoho and Little Yoho Valleys. The Little Yoho Valley Trail intersects the Twin Falls/Laughing Falls Trail at the base of Laughing Falls. The Iceline trail / Yoho Valley. Being a jerk / offensive? as always ? 2,568' Down This trail starts at the wonderful Takakkaw Falls (click on the link for more photos of that gem!) However, what a treat to start high, and climb even higher on a day hike! 19.7 km Iceline Trail/Little Yoho Valley Trail/Yoho Valley Trail (21.3 km loop, 715 meters elevation gain) – can be done as a long day hike or as an overnight with backcountry camping at Little Yoho or Laughing Falls campgrounds (additional fee applies) or an overnight stay at the Alpine Club of Canada Stanley Mitchell Hut. Both eventually lead to the top of the Twin Falls, but the latter route is more direct (1.5km shorter) and saves a fair amount of elevation loss and regain. • A final mile of descent down switchbacks brought me to the bottom of the Yoho Valley. 1044.99 m Down, 6.1 mi There is no parking allowed at the hostel other than for its patrons. At the top of the Whaleback we admired the view of the Yoho Valley’s peaks and glaciers while having a snack and checking over the Yoho National Park Trial Map. Excellent views in the Yoho Valley. Spam? This loop will take you along the Iceline Trail which offers excellent views of the Cathedral Peaks, Takakkaw Falls, the Yoho Glacier, and a number of additional beautiful waterfalls as you return along a much easier pathway. (The turn is approximately 60 km east of Golden, B.C. (You will need to purchase or have an appropriate National Parks pass.) At 10.7 miles there is a short, steep drop and then the trail continues descending the valley on gentle grades. This route takes you along a … • This is a moderate one way trail to Stanley Mitchell Hut in Yoho National Park. des Poilus and the vast Yoho glacier. As we later passed by it while near the end of the Little Yoho Valley trail, there was evidence of active construction. At the junction of the Little Yoho Valley Trail with the main Yoho Valley/Twin Falls Trail, the roar of Laughing Falls was audible. The first of many sights along the trail is Laughing Falls. 14.8 km We had to take (Aug.2, 2007) the longer loop via Little Yoho Valley as the bridge just near where the Celeste Lake Trail meets the Little Yoho Trail had been blown out by flooding. This particular route is a variation of routes already described on trailpeak.com under ?Takakkaw loop via Iceline and Whaleback? Copyright © trailpeak.com & trailpeak.ca 2020. But it’s a far easier to hike into the Stanley Mitchell Hut on this trail than via the Iceline Trail. Little Yoho Valley approach (summer): A pleasant 3 to 4 hour hike with 520 metres (1,700 feet) on well-maintained national park trails beginning at the Takkakaw Falls parking lot. Beginning at Takakkaw Falls, we headed up Yoho Valley. and ?Emerald Lake to Takakkaw Falls via Iceline?. We had to take (Aug.2, 2007) the longer loop via Little Yoho Valley as the bridge just near where the Celeste Lake Trail meets the Little Yoho Trail had been blown out by flooding. Yoho Valley is one of the most spectacular areas in the Canadian Rockies. From here the Iceline Loop turns to the right and follows the Twin Falls Trail on its way back to Takakkaw Falls. 782.8 m Down. is essential. (The turn to Takakkaw Falls is 3.6 km east of Field, B.C. You can almost reach out and touch the glacier. 1 Bewertungen für Iceline / Little Yoho Valley Loop "A great scenic route with very accessible trails. But for my girl, who just turned 4 this was bigger then a little adventure. It should take you about four hours to get there. 1,892' Up and about 205 km east of Revelstoke, B.C., both of which are located on Highway 1) Past Laughing Falls the trail crosses the Little Yoho River on a wood bridge at 9.8 miles and begins a gentle descent down the forested west side of the Yoho Valley. 783.13 m Up To get to the Little Yoho Trail, you'll need to take the Laughing Falls Trail to the end and then head west. The Iceline Trail, Whaleback, and Yoho Valley trails make for a great two-four day backpacking circuit in Yoho National Park. ... Yoho Valley Circuit. After turning right and heading south on the Twin Falls Trail… In fact, although we did not do so, scrambling a short distance above the trail will get you up close and personal with the waning remnants of a retreating Emerald Glacier whose flanks are steadily disappearing off of the rugged, steep northeast-facing cliffs of the The Vice-President peak above you. The continued marching over moraine after moraine provided even more glacial geomorphological delights as well as more outstanding views and sub alpine meadows and a great lunching point above the Iceline Trail?s high point on a moraine over-looking the Yoho Valley?s splendor, which included outstanding views of Isolation Peak and The Whaleback. The trails are well developed, maintained and signed (follow the signs for Little Yoho or the hut). The rock, in some areas, is worn smooth by the glacier?s advance, and is exposed by its simultaneous - and seemingly contradictory - retreat. 27.7 km Once we’ve soaked in the views, we drop back into the valley below, and after a brief walk, arrive at our home for the night, the Little Yoho campground. We had to take (Aug.2, 2007) the longer loop via Little Yoho Valley as the bridge just near where the Celeste Lake Trail meets the Little Yoho Trail had been blown out by flooding. We camped overnight at Laughing Falls. 2,926' Up So, assuming it was repaired later in 2007, the Celeste Lake option in the loop will be available; however, it is best to check first when planning your hike. Besides, as mentioned in the directions, your car is now ½ kilometre closer! If you don't, head further up the Little Yoho Valley trail and turn right at the next junction onto the Whaleback Trail. Please login and have credits (add 1 to get 3) or be a subscriber in order to download GPS. Little Yoho Valley 44.4 km return From the trail head on the Yoho Valley Road, ski 13.0 km to Takakkaw Falls (see Yoho Valley to Takakkaw Falls) and continue another 3.8 km up the Yoho Valley to Laughing Falls. An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. Difficulty: 28.5 km. The Twin Falls and Whaleback Hike is a fantastic trail in Yoho National Park. Twin Falls Trail and Little Yoho Valley Trail is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Columbia-Shuswap A, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. As much of the hike is above tree-line and over rock, weather conditions could make this challenging, so proper planning and having appropriate gear ? • The remaining glacier is actively dripping, gleaming, and glistening only few hundred metres from you as evidence of its liquefying retreat leaves you stepping carefully over strategically placed rocks in its turquoise-coloured streams and shallow ?flumes?. is a Cree expression for awe and wonder: this hike could be considered as a signature hike for Yoho?s the beauty of Yoho National Park. On the way down, make sure to check out Duchesnay Lake which resembles a … With the numerous ups & downs over the lateral moraines of a number of lobes of the Emerald Glacier, the accumulated elevation gain was a touch over 900 metres, so the listed elevation gain is a little misleading as to what your legs might tell you at the end of the day. It was about to be the biggest hike she had ever done. The trail offers a number of activity options. As we later passed by it while near the end of the Little Yoho Valley trail, there was evidence of active construction. Little Yoho is a small hanging valley tucked up behind the President Mountain range, above an elevation of 2000m. Hiking through the Yoho and Little Yoho valleys is spectacular! We planned to complete the loop in the counter-clockwise direction, starting low with the Yoho Valley Trail, climbing the Little Yoho Valley Trail to the Stanley Mitchell Hut, and finishing along the Iceline Trail before descending back to the trailhead. Distance: The loop is approximately 21.5 km long 690' Down If you start in the morning, you’ll have plenty of time to explore all the hiking trails in the area. Getting to Little Yoho Valley. Do a full loop that takes you past the Stanley Mitchell Hut on the Little Yoho Valley Trail but do it as a 20 kilometre (12 mile) day hike. Length: 20.8 km Hiking time: 8 hours Elevation: 710 m Trailhead: Takakkaw Falls parking lot, 17 km east of Field, B.C. It can be accessed via the Iceline trail, or by following the Little Yoho Valley trail which leaves from the Laughing Falls campground . 892.44 m Down, 7.0 mi The trail to the Stanley Mitchell hut is well signed and easy to follow. As you gain ground, you'll pass the Marpole Lake Connector and Whaleback Trail and the switchbacks will straighten out to a steady ascent. This was one of the only points in the trail where we found the route wasn’t crystal clear. 9.9 km Shot from Little Yoho Valley trail above Laughing Falls, 7/23/13. This loop is shorter than the other two hikes and can easily be done in a day. NOT OKAY! (Besides, you?ll appreciate your car being ½ km closer at the end of the day.). We opted for starting the hike at the Hostel end and getting most of the vertical climb out of the way while it was still cool (a little frost was on the trail at the beginning) and the legs were fresh. The fifth campground, McArthur Creek, is on the Ottertail River, which connects to the Rockwall Trail in Kootenay National Park via Goodsir Pass. Note: Yoho Valley Road is open mid-June through mid-October. (if you parked in the Takakkaw Falls parking lot, that is, and not at the Hostel), From Calgary, drive west on Highway 1 (Trans Canada Highway) approximately 200 km to the turn north to Takakkaw Falls in Yoho National Park. Reservations are required for camping and park passes are required for driving there.… Iceline via Little Yoho. Take this trail to the Whaleback and visit the beautiful Twin Falls Chalet. 210.32 m Down, 12.2 mi Yoho Lake, Laughing Falls, Twin Falls and Little Yoho campgrounds are in the Yoho Valley, accessed from the Takakkaw Falls trailhead. If you are simply seeking fantastic alpine views and a unique perspective from across the Yoho Valley of Takakkaw Falls and its icy reservoir, Daly Glacier, then you will be equally sated and rewarded for your efforts. • The only, minor drawback was the seemingly long walk (about 4.5 km) back down the Yoho Valley at the end of the day. The trail continues over an exhilarating suspension bridge to the top of the Whaleback, where we will be greeted by breathtaking views of Mt. Land Manager: Parks Canada - Yoho National Park, 17.2 mi • What more can be said about this trail that hasn?t been said already. You can almost hear the echoes of glaciers scraping along the rock. It is typically hiked as a loop/circuit including Takakkaw Falls, the Iceline Trail, Little Yoho Valley, and Laughing Falls. 2,569' Up Trip overview – The Iceline Trail is one of the signature day hikes within Yoho National Park. 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