Consolation Lakes Trail
Moraine Lake may be a destination in itself, but it’s also the jumping-off point for a treasure hunt of trails that lead into the mountains. The twin waters of Consolation Lakes await explorers who are willing to venture beyond the boulders of the Rockpile to new discoveries.
Walk through the forest and watch for a glint of turquoise water ahead, signalling a change in the landscape to the wide-open views around Lower Consolation Lake. Push on the short distance to the tranquillity and peace of the Upper Lake – it’s well worth it.
Good To Know
- 1-3 hrs
- Jun - Oct
Parking is usually full by sunrise. Reserve a seat on the Parks Canada shuttle or take Roam Transit (fall service only).
- Distance from Banff:
- Distance from Lake Louise:
When to go
Parks Canada Shuttles: Daily service operating May - October.
Parks Canada Early Bird Shuttles: Daily service operating June - October.
Mountain Park Transportation: Daily service operating May - October.
Roam Route 10: Daily service operating September – October.
Length: 2.9 km one way
Elevation gain: 65 m
Hiking time: 2 hour round trip
Trailhead: Moraine Lake