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Manisha K. on Plain of the Six Glaciers Trail
August 2, 2014
Awesome hike! The view is absolutely breathtaking and the trail is decently challenging. We chose to continue on after the teahouse toward the lookout which was definitely worth it. The only real downside is how busy it is, but once you leave the trail around the lake, the crowds lessen.
It's beautiful at this time of the season. Will need spikes on the shoes and but depth of snow is increasing daily.
You will keep on stopping every few meters to take pictures. Very few hikers on the way when reaching the Tea house and above.
Must for those who are into taking scenery pictures.
Excellent Hike. Starts at Lake Louise shoreline and finishes at the Tea house. We opted to push on to the Glaciers lookout and we were glad we did. Beautiful awe inspiring views. We even saw an avalanche on Mt Lefroy...bonus. On the way back we did the Big Beehive Highline Trail to Lake Agnes and then back down to Lake Louise. Due to this add-ons we would rate this as moderate (Plain of 6 Glaciers Hike) to hard (Big Beehive Highline Trail) due to the steepness of the Hike on the latter. However the views from the top is well worth the effort especially if you do go to the hut/shelter at the summit. Both Tea houses are great for refreshments and a great place to rest and refresh.
Oct 18/16 -Only did the short hike to Elbow Lake. It was a bit steep going up and slippery because of the snow going down, but lead to the beautiful lake with brilliant turquoise water! Walked around the campground near the lake.