Twin Falls - Yoho National Park
This is a great hike in Yoho National Park.
To hike to Twin Falls follow the directions to the Takakkaw Falls trailhead. Both hikes depart from the same parking lot. The road to the trailhead is usually open at the end of June, closing early October so I suggest you call (250.343.6783) or stop in at the Visitor Centre in Field to find out if the road is open.
To get to the Twin Falls trailhead follow the Trans-Canada Highway for 23 km (14 mi) west of Lake Louise to the Yoho Valley Road. When accessing from the West, drive 3.7 km (2.3 mi) east of Field on the Trans-Canada Highway and turn left on Yoho Valley Road. Follow this road for 13 km (8 mi) to the parking lot.
On the hike there are four separate water falls, Angel's Staircase , Point Lace Falls (no photo), Laughing Falls and Twin Falls. If you are going to start this hike I would not turn around until you at least see Laughing Falls.
If you stay on the Yoho Valley trail it is 8.5 kilometres to Twin Falls (one way) with a modest change in altitude of 240 metres. The gps track includes returning on the Marpole Connector (3.3 kilometres) and the Little Yoho Valley Trail (1.5 kilometres) adding an extra 2.6 kilometres to the hike but adding a nice walk along Marpole Lake.
Here is Angel Falls which is actually quite far in the distance from the lookout.
Laughing Falls was actually my favorite falls along this hike.
I am not sure what the problem was but none of my close up shots of Twin Falls were in focus. This was the best of the lot.
On the return just before Takakkaw Fall Campground I took this picture of Takakkaw Falls. With all the snow this last year the falls were really impressive.
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