Emerald Triangle

Golden, British Columbia

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This all-day hike offers fantastic views of the President Range, the Emerald Glacier, Mount Burgess, and Wapta Mountain. The first time we hiked this trail, in mid-July, deep snow and avalanches on the Burgess Highline forced us to turn around early. You’re better off waiting until August or September to hike this trail; and it’s well worth the wait. You’ll have to work for your views though—especially if you start with the Burgess Pass Trail, on which you’ll gain 840 meters in just 5.5 kilometers. It doesn’t sound so bad—until you realize that the raspy noise you keep hearing is your own labored breathing.

Emerald Triangle Professional Review and Guide

"This all-day hike offers fantastic views of the President Range, the Emerald Glacier, Mount Burgess, and Wapta Mountain. The first time we hiked this trail, in mid-July, deep snow and avalanches on the Burgess Highline forced us to turn around early.

You’re better off waiting until August or September to hike this trail; and it’s well worth the wait. You’ll have to work for your views though—especially if you start with the Burgess Pass Trail, on which you’ll gain 840 meters in just 5.5 kilometers. It doesn’t sound so bad—until you realize that the raspy noise you keep hearing is your own labored breathing."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Golden
Distance: 11.6
Elevation Gain: 2,920 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
Season: Best mid-June to mid-September
Trailhead Elevation: 4,298 feet
Top Elevation: 7,185 feet
Local Contacts: Yoho National Park
Local Maps: Lake Louise & Yoho (GemTrek Publishing); Lake Louise, 82 N/8
Driving Directions: Directions to Emerald Triangle

Recent Trail Reviews

10/18/2003
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Great hike, but start the hike climbing the Yoho Pass, you'll see why coming down. Moderare rating is relative for the area, so be prepared. Nice side trip to Yoho Lake for lunch. Burgess Highline worth the climb from either direction, give yourself plenty of time for this portion, you will be stopping and looking alot. You will be above the tree line and in permanent snow in some areas. 8-10 hrs is about right, just depends how much you like sit and take in the views. Please respect restrictions when passing through the fossil beds. Check all possibilities for this area, there are several connecting trails in this area of Yoho, but I would higly recommend the Traingle hike.



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May 2018