Banff National Park: Taylor Lake (2 days / 26 km)

If you want to camp beside a stunning glacial lake, hike through beautiful alpine meadows and be rewarded with 360-degree views with little effort, this is the backcountry trip for you. Although not the premiere Banff destination, this easy trip offers a big bang for its buck.

Trip Completed: July 2019

Trip Summary

Starting Point: Taylor Lake Trailhead

Ending Point: Taylor Lake Trailhead

Total Distance: 26 km

Elevation Gain: 1700 m

Duration: 2 days

Difficulty: ...


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