Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Improvement District No. 9 with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Well worth the extra jaunt past Taylor Lake.

Going down the trail is much easier than up. The upper portion needs to be taken slower since there are portions where it is steep with gravel and rock slides under your shoes, even with hiking boot grips. I would hike it again in a heartbeat!!!

Going up is a struggle past the first lookout because it becomes quite steep and rocky at points. If it is wet, it is slick. Definitely recommend proper hiking rates shoes or boots for the upper portion. It’s quite the workout getting to the high point. Loved the view, well worth the effort.

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike! I would say it’s pretty easy me and my friend got to the lake in about 2.5 hours. The trail is maintained nicely and the reward at the end is very worth it.

This a great trail worth doing. We started at Lake Louise around 8:30am to get a good parking spot. We then hiked the plain of six glaciers trail up to the tea house. It was lovely. There is still snow on parts of it so make sure to bring good waterproof hiking shoes. We then took the highline trail to the Lake Agnes tea house because beehive still has poor conditions. Lake Agnes is definitely more crowded. Overall this trail is definitely worth doing.

Trail was dry and in good shape mid-June 2018. Trail is quite manicured for the first 2/3s of the hike, but the view at the end is well worth it.

hiking
4 days ago

It's a super easy and relaxing walk. I went with my mom who has chronic pain and she really enjoyed it!

hiking
5 days ago

What an amazing trail with rewarding beautiful views after only a short period of hiking! The trail is muddy and snowy and slippery in a few sections still, and the last kilometre is all snow covered, at times knee deep. The lake remains frozen, but it was all still breathtaking!

Made it up to lake Agnes but couldn’t get over big beehive due to snow covered tracks. Gorgeous views. Little beehive might be more accessible! We did this hike two days ago.

Went yesterday and almost got to the lake. Last mile was waist deep snow—we followed someone’s snow steps until they stopped! Might be melted next week! Otherwise gorgeous lookouts on the way up and fairly easy ascents.

Beginning from Lake Louise, I didn’t do the part over the Big Beehive. There’s too snow and to going down on the Lake Agnes, we had difficulties to see the trail. The snow takes up too much space.
The Lake Agnes isn’t completely melted.

In all fairness, we did not make it all the way to the lake. We hiked this trail in late May after a hard winter. The glacial runoff was extremely swift and wide, and we didn't have hiking poles nor gaiters with us. We only made it 3.2 miles in. We crossed several wide snow patches as we climbed, but the views near our turning point made the hike worthwhile. The moderate rating on this trail was accurate due to the climb and the snowy patches involved.

hiking
23 days ago

Was brought here by our guide Michael from White Mountain Adventures and it was spectacular. Halfway up there is a beautiful lookout point and the top of the hike is truly spectacular. It’s a bit longer than you realize it will be but it’s absolutely worth it. We went May 26th and it was totally clear.

hiking
1 month ago

enjoyed this hike and views a year ago with friends.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked up this route yesterday and had to turn back about 1km from the end due to deep crusty snow. Would definitely still need snowshoes. I would definitely go back when the snow has retreated a bit more or with snowshoes. Saw a lovely little black bear on the way back too.

Amazing view on the top!
However lots of switch backs and you dont have views for first couple hours.

Trail up is a bit boring, although felt rewarded by the nice colourful reflective lake at the top. Didn’t require snowshoes as some commenters are suggesting- I was there in August, I think. Reading the reviews and seeing photos I think it would have been worth it to press on beyond Bourgeau Lake but we ran out of time.

Easily one of my favourite hikes! Not too difficult. Worth it to go all the way up to Harvey’s pass!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice little hike with nice view over Lake Minnewanka. I'd suggest doing the cascade mountain scramble instead, but this is much shorter so if time is a factor, go for it!

My wife and I hiked to the tea house, got a spot of tea, then went all the way to the end. Gorgeous view of glaciers and mountains. Even heard an avalanche come down off one of the glaciers. Little crowded but an enjoyable hike

hiking
5 months ago

I really liked this one, pleasant grind up to the lake. Needed to switch to snowshoes once at the base of Black Brett, the snow gets DEEP. Had to bail on the plan to get to Harvey's Pass as going through the trees with the deep snow was too unstable to walk through.

Will be back in the summer to tackle the pass and the summit

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome trip. Trail up the hill is well packed so microspikes best. Once you hit the upper bowl snow is pretty deep so snowshoes would be better. To go to Bourgeau lake veer left at the meadow. If there are trails heading straight towards the trees then right, they are heading to Harvey pass.

Full of snow, but fun!

hiking
8 months ago

Quick jaunt on our way home from Lake Louise. Well marked and beautiful views of the falls and across the valley.

Trail is getting pretty slippery with the snow on the trail, I'd recommend bringing ski poles.

hiking
8 months ago

A great hike in the snow!

stunning all around we Really liked it

Great to take someone who aren't entirely sure of their fitness, with a good mix of steeper ascensions with a short flater spots so we can keep going for longer periods.

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