Ross Lake

Banff, Alberta

3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars
1 Review
3 out of 5
A sweet mountain singletrack winds from Lake Louise across Kicking Horse Pass on the Continental Divide to Ross Lake. The lake is a pretty little tarn set at the foot of Narao Peak in Yoho National Park. The trail was opened in 1997 on a trail basis after extensive lobbying by local riders, the agreement specifies lack of user conflicts and rider maintenance of the trail as conditions. This is a valley bottom ride but several viewpoints look out over the peaks of the Bow Valley and Kicking Horse Pass.

Ross Lake Professional Review and Guide

"A sweet mountain singletrack winds from Lake Louise across Kicking Horse Pass on the Continental Divide to Ross Lake. The lake is a pretty little tarn set at the foot of Narao Peak in Yoho National Park.

The trail was opened in 1997 on a trail basis after extensive lobbying by local riders, the agreement specifies lack of user conflicts and rider maintenance of the trail as conditions. This is a valley bottom ride but several viewpoints look out over the peaks of the Bow Valley and Kicking Horse Pass."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Banff
Distance: 18
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 2-3 hours
Season: June through October
Trailhead Elevation: 5,725 feet
Top Elevation: 5,775 feet
Local Contacts: Parks Canada Lake Louise Information Center 403-522-3833
Local Maps: Lake Louise
Driving Directions: Directions to Ross Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

8/14/2006
0

The net elevation gain on this trail is deceiving because there are a lot of climbs and descents along the whole length. It is challenging because of the rocks and roots along the trail, especially on some of the steeper desdents. Not a trail to be taken lightly, it can be a bit tricky for the novice rider. Not too many open views of the valley below, but when there are, they are spectacular!



Trail Photos

Activity Feed

May 2018