Panther Falls

Difficulty
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Very Easy
Duration
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0.5h
Distance
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1.3 km
Elevation
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75 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Panther Falls Hike is often missed by those travelling the Icefields Parkway. Tucked away between more popular landmarks, Panther Falls is the perfect way to stretch your legs during the long drive. You’ll have your breath taken away by the powerful waterfall that rests close to the main road. Not many visitors stop here, so mark it on your list of must-do’s!

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Route Description for Panther Falls

The hike to Panther Falls has no technical terrain or difficult sections. It is a short trail leading straight to the impressive 66 m waterfall. You will be able to hear the falls roaring from the parking lot, so you will know you are in the right spot.

From the trailhead, take the dirt path, which despite being so short, is incredibly diverse. You will travel along the side of the rock bands on a path that may seem a bit dangerous to some. It is sturdy and wide enough to travel safely. Views of nearby peaks come into view as you continue. When you reach the falls, you will be able to walk right up to the edge of the water and take in the powerful sounds of water rushing past you! Return the way you came.

Insider Hints for Panther Falls

  • Add the trip to Bridal Veil Falls for some more distance
  • Stop here to stretch the legs and take in some sights along your Icefields Parkway Drive

Getting to the Panther Falls Trailhead

Take the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93N) towards Jasper, and travel 36.0 km to the Panther Falls parking lot. This parking lot rests on the right-hand side of the highway after a major landmark called “the big bend.” This is a large curvature in the highway that climbs a steep hill after a 180-degree bend. If you reach Parker’s Ridge, you have gone too far.

Route Information

  • When to do

    May-September

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Low

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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