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Lake Louise is a perfect location to enjoy hiking in the Rockies due to it's close proximity to Yoho, Kootenay, and Jasper National Parks. Here are some great hikes to enjoy:
(elevation gain 1014m or 3328 feet to the summit of Fairview Mountain)
Rating: Moderate to Challenging
10.6 km return
Ifyou can only do one hike in Banff National Park, and have a moderate level of fitness, I really encourage you to hike Saddleback/Fairview.
Located conveniently behind the canoe house on Lake Louise, this trail climbs steadily to The Saddleback, a plateau behind a saddle-shaped mountain, appropriately named Saddle Mountain. You can end your hike here, but you will have a vague sense of something unfinished. Fairview Mountain will loom to your right, and it's no picnic to the top. The very challenging 414m climb will cost you an hour and hopefully no blood, plus a lot of sweat and maybe some tears . However, be patient as the stunning views will last you a lifetime.
(elevation gain 365 m or 1200 feet)
Rating: Easy to Moderate
8.4 km return
This trail is short and quickly takes you into a hanging valley with a few interesting waterfalls. You can admire the glacier from afar, or can go right up to it. This trail tends to be somewhat popular, so come early as the parking lot is fairly small. Most people do not venture past Stanley Creek, so you won't have much company past that point.
Located on Highway 93 south, just into Kootenay National Park, 3.2 km south from the park boundaries.
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