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Larch Valley



The end of Moraine Lake road, 12.5 km (7.5 mi) from Lake Louise drive. The entrance of the trail is located 100 m past Moraine Lake Lodge, along lakeshore of Moraine Lake.

GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 51.328251891664124
Longitude: -116.18162155151367

Detailed Map

Larch Valley

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2.4 km (1.5 mi) one way


Short hike

Ascent Time

1 hour one way

Round Trip Time

Around 2 hours

Elevation Gain

350 m (1,150 ft)

Things You'll See

In late September, the alpine larch needles turn to gold which makes this hike very popular this time of year. In mid-summer, the larch needles are pale green and the meadows are carpeted with wildflowers.

Filed Under: Summer, Autumn
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