Rockbound and Tower Lake Trail

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Distance:
17 km
Difficulty:
Moderate
Elev. gain:
780 meters
Time required:
4 - 6 hours
Bikes permitted:
No
Dogs permitted:
Yes

Directions to trail head

Drive west on the Trans-Canada to the Castle Mountain Junction (highway #93) which is approximately 28 kilometers west of Banff. Drive east on highway #93 towards the #1A. Turn right at the store and cabins on Highway #1A and park in the parking lot for the Rockbound Lake Trail.

Hike Description

The hike is well marked. Once you break through the forest there are great views of Eisenhower Peak and Castle Mountain which are comprised of layer of colourfull stone.


Approximately 400 meters from the trailhead is the intersection of the Silverton Falls Trail and Rockbound/Tower Lake Trail. The trail to Tower and Rockbound Lakes continues straight ahead and begins to climb and maintains a consistent grade to Tower Lake which is shown below.


Tower Lake Banff Alberta


At Tower Lake the trail follows the east shore of the lake and behind the lake climbs steeply up to Rockbound Lake. It is 1 kilometer from Tower Lake to Rockbound Lake.


Rockbound Lake Banff Alberta



Hike Photos

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