Park at the Rockbound Lake
trail head parking lot, a short distance SE of the Castle Junction highway
intersection 31kms west of Banff. Banff National Park.
This is more of a walk than hike. Locate the Rockbound Lake trail next to the
parking lot. Follow an old dirt road that slowly climbs through a spruce and fir
forest. At about 300ms you'll arrive at the
trail intersection. Turn right and continue on
The trail follows Silverton Creek to
the Silverton Falls view point.
Silverton Falls is approximately
high and was named after a nearby
mining town called Silverton. The
town itself was short lived and
disappeared in 1883. Surprisingly,
this walk is somewhat forgotten and
not crowded with the hoards of
tourist found at nearby
We had the waterfall all to ourselves on a sunny afternoon in early August. I'm
sure this would be a beautiful frozen waterfall during the winter months.
Local campgrounds include
Castle Mountain and
Plain of Six
Larch Valley & Sentinel Pass,
Mount Fairview, Mount Temple,
Canyon are all
located near here.
You are in bear country.