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Lake O'Hara trails - help me choose

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Lake O'Hara trails - help me choose

I am sooooo elated because we (2 couples) have been fortunate to snag seats on the 8:30 a.m. bus for one day during the 1st week of Aug!!!! Now I need help figuring out which trails to hike. I've seen the map from Parks Canada but would appreciate some personal advice.

I've seen references to the "alpine circuit" but am not sure exactly what trail(s) that is or if it is within our abilities. Of the rest of the trails on the map I'm thinking we will have time for 2 out of these 3: Lake Oesa, Obabin Plateau circuit, or Lake McArthur.

Right now, the trail reports show significant snow in much of the area...sure hope that changes in the next 3-4 weeks...

If you've been there, what would be your recommendation and why? Thanks!

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11. Re: Lake O'Hara trails - help me choose

Just though I'd report back. We ended up taking the Opabin Plateau trail based on the guide's recommendation. It was a very steep walk up but we managed it.

The larch trees were amazing!

We got lost among the woods, and ended up taking the original route back though.

All in all, it was a great hiking tour!

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