- Length 8.4 km one way
- Elevation gain: 760 m
- Hiking time: 6 - 7 hour round trip
- Trailhead: Rockbound Lake parking area
- Distance from Banff:
- Distance from Lake Louise:
When to go
Do this hike in September to see the esteemed golden larch trees around Rockbound Lake.
There’s a beautiful and little-known waterfall at the end of the lake, for anyone willing to wander a little further.
Experienced hikers with route-finding skills can continue from Rockbound Lake all the way up to Castle Mountain high above (it’s about 30km round trip).