Silverton Falls Trail

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Distance:
2.2 km
Difficulty:
Easy
Elev. gain:
130 meters
Time required:
1 - 1 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.

Hazards on trail

In sections the trail has a steep drop-off from the edge of the trail. The lookout over the falls also has a steep drop-off. Caution is required especially if the trail is crowded.

Hike Description

This waterfall is higher than any of the falls in nearby Johnston Canyon. In my opinion it is also more spectacular and the trail is not usually clogged with hundreds of tourists.


Silverton Falls Banff Alberta


The hike is well marked. Start on the Rockbound Lake Trail. Approximately 400 meters from the trailhead is the intersection of the Silverton Falls Trail and Rockbound/Tower Lake Trail. Turn right and head towards the creek. Beside the creek is a old trail that used to follow the creek bed. The path is now blocked with some logs. Turn left and immediately begin the switchbacks which lead to a spot overlooking the falls. Be cautious and watch your footing at the viewpoint.



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