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    A Walk in the Past Trail

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    2.6 km
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    110 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Walk in the Past Trail is a quick and easy hiking route in Yoho National Park that will lead you up a forested hillside that offers some nice views of the surrounding mountain terrain. Although some sections of the trail are a bit steep, these are short lived and the trail is well-maintained, making it perfectly suitable for hikers of all ages. Make sure to stop in at the campground booth to get a pamphlet with all sorts of interesting information about the railroad history of the area.

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    Route Description for A Walk in the Past Trail

    A Walk in the Past is a fun interpretive trail that is popular with families and people camping in the Kicking Horse Campground of Yoho National Park. The trail climbs uphill through the forest and crosses over a rail line, providing information about the history of the railway in the area. With beautiful scenery and the chance to learn some interesting facts, this quick 2.6 km trail is a nice break from some of the longer hikes in the area.

    Getting to the A Walk in the Past Trail Trailhead

    To reach the Walk in the Past parking area from Field, make your way to the northeast for 3.5 km along BC-1 and turn left onto Yoho Valley Road. After 1.4 km, you will find the entrance to the campground/parking area on the left.

    Route Information

    • When to do


    • Backcountry Campsites

      Kicking Horse Campground, Monarch Campground

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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