Larch Valley & Sentinel Pass

Located in Lake Louise, near Deer Lodge

The Larch Valley hike near Moraine Lake is one of the most beautiful hikes in Banff National Park, even outside of larch season. This trail rises from the shores of Moraine Lake to an extensive forest of larch trees. From this forest of larch trees, hikers will enjoy panoramic views of the mountains which make up the Valley of the Ten Peaks. The Larch Valley Hike is an 11.6 km out and back with 817 m of elevation gain.

Please note that Moraine Lake is accessible by shuttle only. Shuttle reservations must be made in advance through Parks Canada or one of the other Banff National Park shuttles.

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