Hiking In Yoho National Park

Hikers enjoying the view of Field from the Burgess Pass Trail
Hikers enjoying the view of Field from the Burgess Pass Trail

Hiking the many trails of Yoho National Park will leave you humbled by the majestic forests, unspoiled lakes, immense rocky peaks, and vast glaciers.

The hiking grounds of Yoho consist of 400km (249 miles) of trails that offer a truly pristine and lofty Canadian Rockies experience. Field is the ideal starting point for your hiking adventures. You can begin hiking trips from the edge of town where well maintained hiking trails give immediate back country access to Emerald Lake and Yoho Valley. By car, a short drive gives access to plenty more back country camping and hiking opportunities in the west end of the park. To the east, you'll find the true gem of Canada's Rocky Mountains, Lake O’Hara.

Yoho Valley from atop Mount Field
Yoho Valley from atop Mount Field

Backcountry camping and longer hiking trips are not the only options. There are plenty of day hike opportunities, at Emerald Lake, Takkakaw Falls, or in neighbouring Banff and Kootenay National Parks.

Throughout the mountainous landscape unending discovery awaits you. Whether you're finding a secluded waterfall, spotting wildlife, or coming out of the forest into a sunny alpine meadow bursting with colourful wildflowers, the hiking trails of Yoho National Park will leave you mystified.

View Parks Canada's Yoho National Park Trail Map in printable PDF format.

Guide Services

Rockies Adventure Tours
Guided interpretive hikes in Yoho National Park and the Lake O’Hara area.
Visit RockiesAdventureTours.com or call (250) 343-6380 for more information.

Great Divide Nature Interpretation
Daily group hikes or exclusive guide services for Banff and Yoho national parks.
1-866-522-2735

The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation
The foundation offers guided hikes to the Burgess Shale fossil beds.