At the junction of the Little Yoho Valley Trail with the main Yoho Valley/Twin Falls Trail, the roar of Laughing Falls was audible. 9/15/2014 2 Comments All summer I looked forward to this trip, everything I did was to lead to this little adventure. • ... Yoho Valley Circuit. 19.7 km 782.8 m Down. Land Manager: Parks Canada - Yoho National Park, 17.2 mi 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. It should take you about four hours to get there. There is no parking allowed at the hostel other than for its patrons. • This is a moderate one way trail to Stanley Mitchell Hut in Yoho National Park. We camped overnight at Laughing Falls. This route takes you along a … 891.99 m Up As you gain ground, you'll pass the Marpole Lake Connector and Whaleback Trail and the switchbacks will straighten out to a steady ascent. An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. The trail to the Stanley Mitchell hut is well signed and easy to follow. But for my girl, who just turned 4 this was bigger then a little adventure. via the Trans-Canada Highway and Yoho Valley Road. 1042.79 m Up Something else? This loop is shorter than the other two hikes and can easily be done in a day. Yoho Valley is one of the most spectacular areas in the Canadian Rockies. 14.8 km NOT OKAY! Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. 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. After turning right and heading south on the Twin Falls Trail… It is typically hiked as a loop/circuit including Takakkaw Falls, the Iceline Trail, Little Yoho Valley, and Laughing Falls. Length: 20.8 km Hiking time: 8 hours Elevation: 710 m Trailhead: Takakkaw Falls parking lot, 17 km east of Field, B.C. Yoho Valley is one of the most spectacular areas in the Canadian Rockies. 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. However, what a treat to start high, and climb even higher on a day hike! 1 Bewertungen für Iceline / Little Yoho Valley Loop "A great scenic route with very accessible trails. 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. To get to the Little Yoho Trail, you'll need to take the, Create Recommended Route or There are excellent write-ups of this hike, including the ones in ?The Wonder of Yoho: Scenes, Tales, Trails,? 3,428' Down (The turn to Takakkaw Falls is 3.6 km east of Field, B.C. Trip overview – The Iceline Trail is one of the signature day hikes within Yoho National Park. Hiking through the Yoho and Little Yoho valleys is spectacular! Take this trail to the Whaleback and visit the beautiful Twin Falls Chalet. You literally walk up and over several lateral moraines from the Emerald Glacier, which retreated almost that morning, on a geological time scale anyway. To get to the Little Yoho Trail, you'll need to take the Laughing Falls Trail to the end and then head west. You will pass by it on the way to the parking area. 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. As we later passed by it while near the end of the Little Yoho Valley trail, there was evidence of active construction. Please login and have credits (add 1 to get 3) or be a subscriber in order to download GPS. 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. by Kathy and Craig Copeland. The Twin Falls and Whaleback Hike is a fantastic trail in Yoho National Park. 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. • is essential. 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. A final mile of descent down switchbacks brought me to the bottom of the Yoho Valley. Besides, as mentioned in the directions, your car is now ½ kilometre closer! RVs and trailers are not permitted due to steep switchbacks. It can be accessed via the Iceline trail, or by following the Little Yoho Valley trail which leaves from the Laughing Falls campground . The fifth campground, McArthur Creek, is on the Ottertail River, which connects to the Rockwall Trail in Kootenay National Park via Goodsir Pass. The only, minor drawback was the seemingly long walk (about 4.5 km) back down the Yoho Valley at the end of the day. • According to Parks Canada, ?Yoho? 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. Getting to the Little Yoho campsite is an easy, 9 kilometer (5.6 mile) hike with 500 meters (1640 feet) of elevation gain. From here the Iceline Loop turns to the right and follows the Twin Falls Trail on its way back to Takakkaw Falls. 210.32 m Down, 12.2 mi Getting to Little Yoho Valley. Note: Yoho Valley Road is open mid-June through mid-October. The rock over which you walk was probably covered by the Emerald Glacier less than a hundred years earlier. The trail offers a number of activity options. • The rock, in some areas, is worn smooth by the glacier?s advance, and is exposed by its simultaneous - and seemingly contradictory - retreat. Trail. by Don Beers, and in ?Don?t Waste Your Time In The Rockies? 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. Difficulty: 28.5 km. 2,926' Up You can almost hear the echoes of glaciers scraping along the rock. 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. Yoho Twin Falls trail – Getting started. 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. Elevation Gain: Approximately 700 metres to the highest point along the Iceline Trail. As we later passed by it while near the end of the Little Yoho Valley trail, there was evidence of active construction. This is a moderate one way trail to Stanley Mitchell Hut in Yoho National Park. There's a backcountry campground here if you wish to explore the area more before you… The trail climbs up some well-built switchbacks through tall pines. (You will need to purchase or have an appropriate National Parks pass.) 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. 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. This is about an injury or accident The Little Yoho Valley Trail intersects the Twin Falls/Laughing Falls Trail at the base of Laughing Falls. (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. The grooves left on this rock feel almost like glacial fingernails on a limestone chalkboard. This trail goes by Kicking Horse Campground, Spiral Tunnel Viewpoint (Upper tunnel), Takakkaw Falls Campground, Laughing Falls Campground, and Laughing Falls. I will not post pictures of this site here today, but I will speak about the Iceline Trail, or little Yoho valley trail how it is known as well. Excellent views in the Yoho Valley. Iceline via Little Yoho. and ?Emerald Lake to Takakkaw Falls via Iceline?. It was about to be the biggest hike she had ever done. 576.82 m Up What more can be said about this trail that hasn?t been said already. Hike to Twin Falls then up and over Whaleback before descending to the ACC’s Stanley Mitchell Hut. This trail goes by Takakkaw Falls Campground, Laughing Falls Campground, and Laughing Falls. 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. View of Falls on Fairy Creek, Yoho Valley Trail, Yoho National Park, Field, BC, Canada. The Iceline Trail, Whaleback, and Yoho Valley trails make for a great two-four day backpacking circuit in Yoho National Park. The trails are well developed, maintained and signed (follow the signs for Little Yoho or the hut). 690' Down 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. 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. • 892.44 m Down, 7.0 mi But it’s a far easier to hike into the Stanley Mitchell Hut on this trail than via the Iceline Trail. • Yoho Lake, Laughing Falls, Twin Falls and Little Yoho campgrounds are in the Yoho Valley, accessed from the Takakkaw Falls trailhead. On the way down, make sure to check out Duchesnay Lake which resembles a … Reservations are required for camping and park passes are required for driving there.… This trail commences at Takkakaw falls and climbs up to higher elevations across the valley. des Poilus and the vast Yoho glacier. 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. 2,569' Up You can almost reach out and touch the glacier. This particular route is a variation of routes already described on trailpeak.com under ?Takakkaw loop via Iceline and Whaleback? 783.13 m Up • 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. Spam? 689' Up 3,421' Up 2,928' Down The Little Yoho Valley is the most common way of getting to the hut. 1044.99 m Down, 6.1 mi This trail starts at the wonderful Takakkaw Falls (click on the link for more photos of that gem!) At 10.7 miles there is a short, steep drop and then the trail continues descending the valley on gentle grades. 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. The Iceline trail / Yoho Valley. 1395 m. 8-11h. 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. 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. Approaching the hut from the Little Yoho Valley Trail then descending the Iceline Trail places the hiker about 1 km from the parking area. Or hike up 5.7 kilometres (3.5 miles) and take the 4.2 kilometre (2.5 mile) Celeste Lake Trail that intersects the Little Yoho Valley Trail to complete a shorter loop of 17 kilometres (10.5 miles). Beginning at Takakkaw Falls, we headed up Yoho Valley. (Besides, you?ll appreciate your car being ½ km closer 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. Shot from Little Yoho Valley trail above Laughing Falls, 7/23/13. 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 ? ?Don?t Waste Your Time?? 9.9 km This last stretch is a gradual climb except for a steep section on Hollingsworth Hill. Being a jerk / offensive? Little Yoho is a small hanging valley tucked up behind the President Mountain range, above an elevation of 2000m. 576.45 m Down, 9.2 mi The parking area at the end of the road to Takakkaw Falls is 13.3 km north from Highway 1. 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. The distance and elevation gain are similar. 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. If you?re interested in glacial geomorphology, this hike has it in spades. Difficulty: Moderate to difficult. Hiking through the Yoho and Little Yoho valleys is spectacular! and about 205 km east of Revelstoke, B.C., both of which are located on Highway 1) If you start in the morning, you’ll have plenty of time to explore all the hiking trails in the area. 27.7 km 1,892' Up • Copyright © trailpeak.com & trailpeak.ca 2020. It is a loop and experienced hikers can finish it … (The turn is approximately 60 km east of Golden, B.C. 209.99 m Up Please explain. 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?. 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. 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. 2,568' Down 11.2 km • Although we had to hike several kilometres further than the Celeste Lake option would normally have taken us (about 4 km further), we were amply rewarded. as always ? If you don't, head further up the Little Yoho Valley trail and turn right at the next junction onto the Whaleback Trail. 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. This route takes you along a circuit that takes in some of the best hiking in Canada. Iceline Trail (summer): An alternative to the Little Yoho Valley Trail (above). Distance: The loop is approximately 21.5 km long The trail leads up … 1,891' Down 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. Parking for the Iceline trail is in the Takakkaw Falls parking area (51.497255 N; 116.483012 W). 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