Laughing Falls & Takakkaw Falls Hike {July 8, 2017}

FOR MORE PICTURES OF THIS HIKE CLICK HERE

As I mentioned in my post yesterday I am a bit behind on posting, but I am trying to catch up!

On July 8, 2017 my mom and I went on a hike we had never been on before which was to Laughing Falls in Yoho National Park. As most of my readers will know, I LOVE waterfalls! Check out my other waterfall pictures here.

A BIT ABOUT THE HIKE…

This hike was supposed to be slightly shorter than the Nihahi Creek Hike we had done the week before. That being said, just because it was shorter does not mean it was easier. I would actually say this one was slightly more difficult. This is due to the GIANT hill you have to climb. On the previous hike the hills were more spread out and easier to climb. This time all of the gain seemed to be in one main spot. As those who know me know, I HATE HILLS, but I made it! And boy was it worth it.

Before we left on the hike we made the quick walk over to Takakkaw Falls. I have been here before, but this time it was not raining thus making it easier to take pictures of. Once you get closer to these falls it does get harder to take pictures due to the water coming off of the waterfall.

 

After that we started the hike over to Laughing Falls. The day we went it was very hot, which is why the hike seemed a little more difficult. To get to the trailhead you start off in the Takakkaw Falls parking lot and hike through a campground. According to the Hiking Project site it takes about 4.6 km to get to Laughing Falls.

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Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park (a view from the hike to Laughing Falls!)

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Laughing Falls

 

On the way back we also stopped at the Angel’s Staircase Falls. It was neat to see them coming out of the mountain!

 

 

WHERE TO FIND THIS HIKE…

On the Parks Canada Site it states,

“Takakkaw Falls parking lot, 17 km east of Field via the Trans-Canada Highway and Yoho Valley Road. Note: Yoho Valley Road is open seasonally from mid-June through mid-October. Due to tight switchbacks, RVs and trailers are not permitted”.

If you love waterfalls like me then I would recommend this hike for you! As always remember to: check the trail report, bring bear spray, bring lots of water, a snack, and wear comfy shoes.

FOR MORE PICTURES OF THIS HIKE CLICK HERE

Thank you for reading this post...HAPPY HIKING! 

-Ariel Pandachuck

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