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    Ross Lake

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    5.8 km
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    154 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The hike to Ross Lake is a fantastic family-friendly adventure that will lead you through a beautiful stretch of woodland terrain to reach the calm shores of the lake. While out on the trail, you will traverse a variety of terrain that includes forested pathways and wooden boardwalks, passing by Sink Lake before arriving at the breathtaking location of Ross Lake. This is an amazing hike for the little required effort.

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    Route Description for Ross Lake

    A relatively easy hike with some truly breathtaking scenery, the Ross Lake Hike is a great family-friendly adventure that will expose you to views of several charming lakes, in addition to the dramatic mountain peaks and peaceful forests that characterize the landscape of Yoho National Park. Setting out from the trailhead, follow the old road to the east as it cuts through the forest and passes by the shores of Sink Lake. From here, you will turn to the south and climb slightly uphill through the dense tree cover to eventually arrive at the quiet shores of Ross Lake. The views here are incredible, as you stand at the edge of the lake and stare up at the imposing rock formations of Narao Peak and Divide Mountain. After taking in the views and exploring the area around the lake, turn back and follow the same trail to return to the parking area.

    Getting to the Ross Lake Trailhead

    To reach the Ross Lake trailhead from Field, drive northeast on BC-1E for 13.3 km and turn right onto O’hara Park, following it for 180 m to find the parking area on the left.

    Route Information

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    • Backcountry Campsites


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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