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Parker Ridge Trail

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Address: Icefields Parkway 93, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-762-1550
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Great view

Better view than Columbia glacier with a little bit hike. Worth the effort. Cold and windy up there even in July.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Better view than Columbia glacier with a little bit hike. Worth the effort. Cold and windy up there even in July.

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North Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started this fairly short but steep hike in sunshine, albeit with plenty of clouds around. We continued around to the left, not the obvious path and the panoramic views of the Saskatchewan Glacier and snow capped peaks opened up. Lots of photos and then the weather closed in with rain and a significant temperature drop, so on with the coat,beanie,... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Stopped along the 3.75 hr.drive from Banff to Jasper to do this hike on Tues. 13 Sept. The trail was moderately steep and muddy on the day we hiked. It goes up the north facing slope of a very big ridge that runs parallel to the Icefields Parkway you can see below. Once you get to the first level stretch... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

very good, went out to the ice field, wear good shoes or boots, wet under foot. You get to walk on the glaicier beware of holes, a really good experience

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Seattle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The trip has been efficiently planned. I just don't like heights. The glass floored walkway feels very safe.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

A short and steep hike (wouldn't necessarily recommend it with kids - unless they are a bit older?). It was very muddy the day we went - which was fine going up but a bit scary going down. We drove up from Banff to do the trail. There are a lot less tourists here than some other parts, so it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We went in Sept 2016 for a 2 hour steep hike to the top of the ridge and down again. Cloudy day but still had great views of the glacier mountains all around! The trail up reminded of scenes from LOTR... Surprise sight awaits at the end of the hike. With the great views, NO crowd, up close with nature,... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This short, steep hike is worth every step! For a minimal investment of time and energy, you are rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of glaciers, turquoise lakes, a glacial river, and many mountain peaks. The trail is well maintained and covered with wildflowers. Be prepared for serous wind on the top !

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

You must go to this trail ! it is well worth the effort. The hike is very scenic and the views at the top are AMAZING. I am so glad we came to this trial. The views are stunning. The trail can get very muddy when the ice/snow melts so wear appropriate shoes. I chose to bring hiking sticks and... More 

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I am not a hiker, and not in the best of shape, since I had achilles tendon surgery earlier this year. But, I was determined to do this hike, since I had read it was absolutely beautiful. I am so glad that I did! The trail was muddy...I had my hiking poles. Had to stop about every 20-30 steps to... More 

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