Boom Lake

Lake Louise, Alberta

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Boom Lake is an easy 5.1 km-long hike, with only 185 m height gain. At the eastern end of the tarn, drift logs caught on a shallow rockshelf resemble a logger’s boom, giving the lake its name. From the lake, Boom, Quadra, and Bident mountains dominate the scenery. I prefer the views near the south end of the lake, with the “boom” in sight. From the end of the trail, you can continue along the shore in either direction; there are signs of old trails (the trail west was formerly used to go to Consolation Pass), but they are now in poor condition. To see the “boom” you have to walk a short ways east (left when you face the lake) near the lakeshore, a distance you can go with minimal annoyance. The lake is reported to have good cutthroat fishing in early summer.

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"Boom Lake is an easy 5.1 km-long hike, with only 185 m height gain. At the eastern end of the tarn, drift logs caught on a shallow rockshelf resemble a logger’s boom, giving the lake its name. From the lake, Boom, Quadra, and Bident mountains dominate the scenery. I prefer the views near the south end of the lake, with the “boom” in sight.

From the end of the trail, you can continue along the shore in either direction; there are signs of old trails (the trail west was formerly used to go to Consolation Pass), but they are now in poor condition. To see the “boom” you have to walk a short ways east (left when you face the lake) near the lakeshore, a distance you can go with minimal annoyance. The lake is reported to have good cutthroat fishing in early summer."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Lake Louise
Distance: 3.2
Elevation Gain: 610 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Best in summer months
Local Contacts: Banff National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Boom Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

9/21/2009
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Nice easy peaceful stroll through the trees to a scenic lake. We saw one other couple on the trail. Trees are heavy enough along the trail that views of the surrounding mountains are limited until you get to the lake.


8/26/2009
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Beautiful trail and we saw almost no one. Form the lake you can look north to glaciers and south to distant mountains.



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May 2018