Our favourite hiking area in the Canadian Rockies is Lake O’Hara.
But it’s extremely difficult to get a reservation.
Our friends at travel2walk did the famed circuit the hard way:
- distance: 14.3 miles (23.0 km)
- elevation change: 4651 ft. ascent (1418 m) & 3228 ft. descent (984 m)
- time: 8:23 hours (7:17 moving)
They hiked in 6.9 miles (11 km) on the Lake O’Hara fire road. Did the Circuit. And were lucky enough to get seats on the 4:30pm bus out (CAD$9.75 fee per person cash).
Read their August 2019 Trip Report:
To learn more check out Lake O’Hara Alpine Circuit information page.
Autumn is a good time to make the long day hike, by the way.