Hiking in BC and looking for mountain splendour? Try the President Range Trails in Yoho National Park.
Our plan last weekend went like this – backpack to Stanley Mitchell Hut via the Yoho Valley Trail and spend the night. The next day – after a long leisurely breakfast – hike to Kiwetinok Lake, four kilometres away. Finish up the three day trip by backpacking out on the magnificent Iceline Trail.
The weekend mostly went according to plan. I say mostly because on the Friday night a huge thunderstorm swept through the area and dumped between two and three inches of rain. That was enough to swell the creeks and increase the possibility of major soakers on any attempted crossing. And it was enough to deter us from hiking to Kiwetinok Lake.
Instead we opted to explore the trails leading to the waterfalls and glaciers of the President Range.
The splendour of the range was everywhere – bold coloured rocks, blue glacial ice, infinity pools, and truly outstanding vistas.
Here’s a look at the highlights of our day spent hiking in the President Range.
Have you ever hiked the President Range Trails in Yoho National Park?
Post related to hiking this area you might like:
- Hiking the Yoho Valley Trail to the Stanley Mitchell Hut
- Hiking the Spectacular Iceline Trail near Field, BC
- A Daunting Hike to Abbott Pass Hut on the BC-Alberta Border
- An Easy Hike Around the Exceptionally Beautiful Emerald Lake