For a gorgeous shorter hike, try adding Rockwell Falls in Glacier National Park to your list. There’s beautiful views, and of course a gorgeous waterfall as well.
Rockwell Falls wasn’t our main destination for the day, but it was so magical when we got there it was definitely hard to leave. We were actually heading for Two Medicine Pass, and knew we’d be seeing both Rockwell Falls and Cobalt Lake as well.
We loved all 3 destinations so much, I highly recommend any and all. To do everything, you’re looking at 17-19 miles give or take depending on how many side trips you take. So with that in mind, Rockwell Falls all by itself makes a great short(ish) day hike.
The Plain of Six Glaciers Hike in Banff National Park is a popular one, and it’s easy to see why! You start this hike by the shores of the iconic Lake Louise. After you’ve made it around the lake, you begin a steady ascent up towards the glaciers.
The Lake Agnes Teahouse Hike begins on the shores of one of the most iconic lakes in Canada – Lake Louise. From there you climb moderately through the trees with a quick stop to view Mirror Lake. Right before you reach your destination, there’s also a waterfall next to the trail.
There’s a bit of conflicting information out there about the Highline Trail in Banff National Park. So hopefully we’ll be able to clear some of that up today! The route we ended up going through only took parts of the Highline Trail, but on the whole, it was a much better day.
The Tonquin Trail Beach Hike is tailor made for a relaxing day. It’s not far from the town of Tofino on Vancouver Island and it’s nice and easy. This hike is actually part of a network of trails going to different beaches, so if you have some time on your hands, there’s more to explore.