Hiking in BC and looking for mountain splendour? Try the President Range hiking 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. There are no marked trails. You explore as you see fit. Take a few hours or take a whole day.
The splendour of the range was everywhere – bold coloured rocks, blue glacial ice, infinity pools, and truly outstanding vistas.
Here are the highlights of our day spent hiking in the President Range.
Further reading on hikes in Yoho National Park
- Hiking the Yoho Valley Trail to the Stanley Mitchell Hut
- Hiking the Spectacular Iceline Trail near Field, BC
- A Great Hike to Abbott Pass Hut on the BC-AB Border
- The Beautiful Family-Friendly Emerald Lake Hike
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