A Walk in the Past Trail
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A Walk in the Past Trail

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A Walk in the Past Trail

A Walk in the Past Trail

Distance: 1.6mi
Elevation: 361ft
Time: 1h

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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.

A Walk in the Past Trail Map

Getting there

To reach the Walk in the Past parking area from Field, make your way to the northeast for 2.2mi along BC-1 and turn left onto Yoho Valley Road. After 0.9mi, you will find the entrance to the campground/parking area on the left.

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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

A Walk in the Past Trail
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A Walk in the Past Trail Description

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 1.6mi trail is a nice break from some of the longer hikes in the area.



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