Park at the Waterfowl Lake
Campground approximately 57kms north of Lake Louise
on the Icefields Parkway. Banff National Park.
trailhead at the
south west corner of the Waterfowl
Lakes campground next to the Mistaya
River. Cross the wooden bridge over the Mistaya and continue on a well worn
trail towards the Chephren and Cirque Lakes junction. Spectacular wild mushrooms
can be found along the entire length of the trail. Both Cirque Lake
and Chephren Lake are easy hikes
that climb through an old growth
spruce forest. Cirque Lake has an
elevation gain of 150ms and Chephren Lakes
has an elevation gain of 80ms. You can easily hike both lakes on the same
outing. Cirque Lake is located
against the peaks of the Great
Divide, Mount Midway, Mount Stairway
and Mount Aries. There is a small
Glacier on Mount Midway at the south end
of Cirque Lake The trail to
Chephren Lake offers outstanding
views of Howes Peak and Mount
the trail winds through a lot of
mud bogs. You'll appreciate
a good pair of water proof hiking boots
here. Both these alpine lakes are beautiful and well worth the effort.
Near Here: Local campgrounds include
Waterfowl Lake and
Louise. Trailheads to
Bow Lake Lookout
Alpine Climb are all
located near here.
You are in bear country.