Hiking to Grassi Lakes near Canmore - Canada

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At the end of the afternoon we have time for one more little walk. Dave, the owner of the B & B, told us about a nice little hike near Canmore. We drive to the beginning of the Smith Dorrien Spray Trail and parking at the Spray Lakes Reservoir.

There are two paths to Grassi Lakes. One is a relatively flat trail through the forest where the last part is very steep. The other one is a dirt road that steadily goes up. For the hike up we choose the steep path. From the hiking trail through the woods, you have a beautiful view over the waterfall, so we take the path with the most views up.

The last hiking part to Grassi Lakes in Canmore is indeed quite steep. But the beautiful views of the Bow Valley and Banff in the Rocky Mountains are so pretty. Also the view of the waterfall is a nice little stop on the winding hiking trail. A steep staircase leads to the small hiking trail around the Grassi Lakes.

Soon we are at the very blue lakes of Grassi Lakes. In good weather many rock climbers can be found on the cliffs but given the rain, they are none here today. We hike around the various special blue lakes around before we decide to walk again. We take the forest road back down. And in no-time we are back at the parking lot at the Spray Lakes Reservoir. The beautiful hiking day is over and we drive back to our B & B in Canmore.

The Grassi Lakes owe their name to the Lawrence Grassi. He was a pioneer and has made many hiking trails in the vicinity of Canmore. Grassi Lakes was one of his favorite hikes. We completely understand why he felt this was one of the most beautiful hikes. We also enjoyed this short but beautiful walk. The beautiful views of Bow Valley and Canmore are incredibly. But the Grassi Lakes themselves are breathtaking. It is an easy and beautiful walk in Canmore in Canada.

Length: 4 km
Height difference: 250 m

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