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Gorman Lake

Kicking Horse Mountain, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0, Canada
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Spectacular scenery

wonderful back country hike. The scenary is breath taking. Be careful walking over the rock... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Robert K
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Calgary, Canada
A hidden gem

Hiked to Gorman Lake on the 6/10/17. If you’re looking for a detailed guide to the trail head visit... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Raffaela D
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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The perfect day hike place for a picnic, some fly fishing or an overnight adventure this 90 min hike ends in a picturesque lake nestled in the Alpine.
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“trail head” (4 reviews)
“boulder field” (3 reviews)
“wheel drive” (3 reviews)
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Kicking Horse Mountain, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

wonderful back country hike. The scenary is breath taking. Be careful walking over the rock slides. Pack a lunch. bring a camera.

Thank Robert K
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Hiked to Gorman Lake on the 6/10/17. If you’re looking for a detailed guide to the trail head visit goldenhikes.ca As per previous reviewers I can confirm that the road leading up to the beginning of the trail is quite rough and better suited to...More

Thank Raffaela D
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Should have read the reviews first - horrible logging road and travelling with a rental van - not a good idea. Need 4 wheel drive to get in for sure. Had to turn around on a tight little road to get out. Road gets narrower...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We were travelling as 3 families, 14 in all. I contacted Dave and he worked with us to come up with a great plan. Initially I thought it would be a small party fishing, but as I described the trip the entire gang jumped on...More

Thank KandM1994
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

This hike was absolutely worth the effort of getting to the trail head. Once you get to the trail head you hike uphill almost constantly until you get to the lake (very doable uphill climb, not steep). The hike is nice and varied as you...More

1  Thank Rbeans
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Awesome experience and well worth the "effort". Reading the whining reviews about the road make me sick. This is a logging road that turns into a rough, rocky road!!! What are you expecting? If these type of people had their way the road would be...More

2  Thank grizz2017
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

A colleague and I hiked to Gorman Lake in September. The road up was VERY rough, 4 wheel drive recommended. We made it to the parking lot in approximately one hour and hiked in one hour to the Lake. The trail was easy and the...More

1  Thank Kim O
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

This beautiful lake is difficult to find and access (need truck or 4 wheel drive) The hike into the lake is beautiful until reaching the boulder field. Crossing the boulder field is difficult. Look for the path across that area. Wonderful fishing lake

Thank madmj66
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

So just so everyone knows, the approach to get to the trail head for the Gorman Lake hike is crazy long and quite treacherous if you don't have a 4X4 vehicle. We searched 4-5 sites looking for directions and NONE of them said anything of...More

3  Thank Becky T
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

The hike in to Gorman Lake was filled with small wonders along the way. You are climbing at a pretty steady pace and this is not a hike for someone that is out of shape nor do you have to be an athlete to accomplish...More

Thank colleenpalumbo
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Raffaela D
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Response from Rbeans | Reviewed this property |
Glad you enjoyed it, hope the directions were easy to follow. It is a great hike and not one to be missed if you are in the area :) I can see how the boulders would be a bit interesting in the snow. Have fun in Banff, lots... More
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