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Silverton Falls Hike

  Ratings:    Ratings 2 Star
Level: Easy Time/Dist: 1 hour / 1.6K return Elevation Gain: 87m

Trailhead: 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.

Description: 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 the Silverton Falls trail intersection. Turn right and continue on another 0.6Kms. The trail follows Silverton Creek to the Silverton Falls view point. Silverton Falls is approximately 50ms 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 Johnston Canyon. 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.

Near Here: Local campgrounds include Lake Louise, Mosquito Creek, Protection Mountain, Castle Mountain and Johnston Canyon. Trailheads to Consolation Lakes, Paradise Valley Plain of Six Glaciers, Larch Valley & Sentinel Pass, Lake Louise Tea House, Moraine Lake, Eiffel Lake, Wenkchemma Pass, Lake Annette, Lake Agnes, Mount FairviewMount Temple, Taylor Lake, Twin Lakes, Obrien Lake, Boom Lake, Bourgeau Lake, Johnston Canyon are all located near here. You are in bear country.

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