Day 98 of our Journey
What do you do when you only have a day to explore Yoho National park, one of Canada’s most diverse and compelling parks? You head out on a trail that will give you a glimpse of it all, from glaciers to meadows to waterfalls to alpine lakes to snowy peaks.
Hiking the Iceline Trail in Yoho National Park
The roughly 15 mile (24 km) Iceline Trail starts off from the Whiskey Jack Hostel with a bang, gaining a couple thousand feet in elevation during the first couple of miles. The trail is steep, but it delivers us to the top of a high ridge that then travels easily past glaciers before dropping back down through meadows, lakes, and forests. The descent is gentler than the ascent, so hike the trail in reverse if you prefer a longer, more gradual climb up. No matter which direction you take, the Iceline Trail is a full day hike—and a full taste of what Yoho National Park, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site as part of a group of Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, has to offer.
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