Past Meetup

Rockbound Lake / Banff National park


North Edworthy Park

Bowness Road and Shagannappi Trail · Calgary, AB

How to find us

Look for the White Ford Explorer

Location image of event venue


Description: The Tower and Rockbound Lakes trip is a rather rigorous 8.4 kilometers hike carrying the hiker high behind the ramparts of Castle Mountain to the snow-fed waters of two distinctly different tarns, one a placid and green mirror fringed by a pleasantly open subalpine forest and meadowland; the other a cold, grey sheet of water contained within a basin of steep scree slopes and massive, tumbled boulders. Much of the trail to the lakes is quite a steep access road, and the early season traveller must be prepared to face short sections of boggy terrain in order to reach the lakes and enjoy the scenery found here - the lakes, Eisenhower Tower and an extensive view down the Sawback Range and the Bow Valley. If we time it just right, we may see the larch trees in all their glory.

Hiking Distance: 8.4 Kilometers One Way

Height Gain: 760 Meters / 2,500 Feet

High Point: 2210 Meters / 7,250 Feet

Travel Distance: 157 Kilometers One Way

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Intermediate

Carpool Departs: Please arrive 15 minutes before so carpooling can be arranged, as we will be leaving at 8:00 a.m. sharp. The Club suggests a compensation of 6 cents per kilometer both ways for the driver(s).

Event Coordinator: For inquires, please contact the event coordinator Tigger / Lori at [masked] or (403)[masked]. On the day of the event, call or text me at (403)[masked].

Notice of Cancellation: The trip leader will contact registered participants by telephone or email if the trip is cancelled or postponed. Registrants are asked to contact the trip leader if they are not able to attend.

Guest Policy: Guests are welcome to 'try us out' on a couple of events. Please complete a Guest Waiver ( and bring it with you and provide to the trip leader.

Please check the Hiking / Outdoor Adventure Checklist regarding recommended equipment at

Before returning to Calgary, for thoese that are interested, we will be stopping in Canmore for light snacks and refresments.