Grassi Lakes Hiking Trail
The Grassi Lakes hiking trail is a 4.3 kilometer (2.7 miles) out-and-back moderate hike located in the city of Canmore, Alberta Canada. The local trail is just outside of Banff National Park and has become quite popular over the years. I’m sure you can see why… Canada wins for the most beautiful lakes you’ve ever seen.
How to get to Grassi Lakes Trail
Grassi Lakes Trailhead Location
To get to Grassi Lakes trailhead, go past the Canmore Nordic Centre and take a left down Ken Richie Way. You’ll head down a paved road to a parking lot on your right. Try to get there early to get a parking spot and hike with fewer people. The trail is mostly uphill taking you to 2 beautiful lakes. The trip back down can be risky if you’re not in the right footwear. I would highly recommend hiking boots for this hike.
Grassi Lakes Hiking Trail in Canmore
There are two different trails leading up to the lakes, an “easy” path, and a “difficult” path. We took the easier trail and it was still a steady uphill climb that was at times challenging. The trail is a wide gravel path and easy to follow. All-terrain strollers will make this route better. The “difficult” trail offers much more excitement and killer views. I would not recommend strollers or young children take this trail. If the trail is wet or snowy wear crampons to avoid the potential for injury.