My wife and I are looking for good hiking suggestions. We are avid hikers and we will be in the area in mid- to late-June. Below are some hikes we have found while doing some research and wanted to get some opinions on them and whether or not they are doable at the time of year we will be there or if there are better ones to do. Thanks!
Valley of the Ten Peaks (AKA Eiffel Lake), which splits off from the Larch Valley Trail (6-7 miles round trip), with option to also do Bow Glacier Falls (5-6 miles round trip). Also the very short (0.4mile hike to Moraine Lake Viewpoint, which is spectacular in evening light)
Icefields Parkway, Helen Lake/Dolomite Pass trail (7.5 miles round trip to Helen Lake; Pass is 1.8 miles further)
Hike: Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse & Viewpoint (7.5 miles round trip); take pictures of Lake Louise. Path starts at Chateau Lake Louise.
Hike: Peyto Lake/Bow Summit Lookout; drive Icefields Parkway to (Columbia) Icefields Center and short walk up to toe of Athabasca Glacier. Hike Parker Ridge (4 miles roundtrip; 3 hours)
Jasper : Hike Cavell Meadows, but likely closed due to mud (early) and park trying to preserve it?. Mt. Edith Cavell road and Maligne Canyon, which is short 2 hour hike and is OK for hikers early in the season
Jasper : Hike Sulphur Skyline Trail 4-6 hours. In the high country, but in this area trails are clear by late May. Challenging uphill, start early to avoid afternoon thunderstorms. Or try Bald Hills hike.
Short walk to Takkakkaw Falls. Iceline Trail to Emerald Glacier (12 or 13 miles, 9 hours, difficult hike).
Kootenay Natl Park, hike Stanley Glacier Trail (not too long).