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Parker Ridge Trail

Icefields Parkway 93, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
+1 403-762-1550
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Scenic driveway

Amazing views and spectacular sights along the route. Sadly the weather was cloudy when we drove... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ChurtSunseeker
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Churt
Glad we picked this hike

Great hike for some views and to stretch your legs while driving along the parkway. Although a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MTM_321
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Icefields Parkway 93, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing views and spectacular sights along the route. Sadly the weather was cloudy when we drove through but impressive all the same!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great hike for some views and to stretch your legs while driving along the parkway. Although a steep hike, wasn't terribly difficult considering the views you got. Just take your time. The view of the glacier at the top is beautiful. Although there were a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful hike! It could take about 30 minutes to 60 minutes depending on fitness level/age etc. We took about an hour to climb up and in our group of 15 members we had 5 kids under 8 years. We also had a picnic lunch viewing...More

2  Thank Kalyan P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Even if you are in Banff or further away, this hike makes the car ride worthy to go. Well marked and indicated trail that goes up to Saskatchewan Glacier view point. The trail can be muddy in some parts, depending on the weather, so I...More

2  Thank 38Josep38
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great break on the drive from Lake Louise to Jasper. The sign for the trail states it is 2.5km hike up and it could take approximately 1.5 hours. We are a family of 4 with two teens 15, and 17 and hiked...More

4  Thank lizdonfire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had heard this described as one of the best hikes, and it lived up to its promise. The trailhead is right on the Icefields Parkway with ample parking. We passed it at about 10 in the morning going north, and it was almost empty. We...More

5  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of all the visits walks and trails we did in the rockies this for me was by far the most impressive. The reasonably hard 3 km winding walk to the top of the ridge was not too stressful but the views of the glacier were...More

4  Thank Hawkeyejohnny
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning views of the glacier and the area as a whole. Good variety of flowers to see as well (in July when I went). It was a warm day, but with a nice breeze at the top. There was still snow in some places, and...More

3  Thank JML02118
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's not easy because of elevation but it's so worth it when you get to the top. The views are spectacular. In the summer bring a jacket and water. Take your time and enjoy the whole experience.

4  Thank Kristi E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews, I was very concerned about mud, snow and slush. Since I don't have waterproof hiking boots, I wrapped up in plastic bags over my socks. I was also concerned about the cold, and neither was a problem. My husband and I...More

6  Thank vanhan12
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bardrichard
9 July 2017|
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Response from Skislikeagirl | Reviewed this property |
5 km and about 2-3 hours depending.
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Tam T
22 April 2017|
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Response from FWT55 | Reviewed this property |
Anytime you're hiking in the mountains in mid June you can expect to trudge through some snow on the higher reaches! Parker ridge is in the Ice fields parkway which can have a snow storm every month of the year and Parker... More
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williamwan1953
23 February 2017|
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Response from JetSetterJane | Reviewed this property |
Parker Ridge Is atop a mountain. The trail has a lot of zigging and zagging switchbacks. The trail is wide open above the tree line. It's a steady climb, it's steep but no climbing using your hands, it's just a nice trail... More
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