Beehive Circuit Trail

MODERATE 86 reviews
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Beehive Circuit Trail is a 13.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13 km
ELEVATION GAIN
912 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

hiking
8 days ago

It's a great hike! You can easily add highline and plain of the 6 glaciers. But this exact descrption includes all the best in the area (except fairview...take a second day and do it!). We did The little and big beehive, Lake agnes, highline trail and came back via plain of six glaciers. Big day, filled with amazing views

hiking
6 months ago

We did just hiked from Lake Louise up to Lake Agnes and the Teahouse and then back down. There was about 2-4 inches of snow on the ground which made it challenging. Be prepared, and know that the views are definitely worth it. It's an incline essentially all the way to the top.

hiking
6 months ago

An early start at Lake Louise gets you an awesome sunrise photo set. The teahouse along Lake Agnes is a great way to recharge. Attack the big beehive first to make the rest of the hike even more enjoyable.

6 months ago

Has all the characteristics of a great hike! Long, has steep sections, amazing views and scenery that make it all worth it. And the tea house is a fantastic bonus!

hiking
7 months ago

stunning views of the lake and chateau. A bit crowded until you pass the teahouse and start the climb up to either peak. well worth it to do both little beehive and big beehive.
4.5 hours with stops at each peak and the teahouse.

hiking
7 months ago

In connection with Little Beehive & plain of 6 glaciers.
Great day but very crowded even mid week in September

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike with pretty views. The trail is super busy but the views make it worth it!

7 months ago

the view is breath taking. go up the tea house. Have a cup of tea . Hike the beehive then drop down to the Lake Louise side .

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome hike with the family today. Views are spectacular! Was quite busy up to the Agnes tea house and then the crowds were left behind. It took about 5 hours with a break on top of the big beehive. Highly recommend it!

hiking
8 months ago

Very crowded trail. Way too many people to fully enjoy the beautiful scenery.

hiking
9 months ago

Great moderate hike with lakes throughout the way and a stunning view of Lake Louise!

We hiked to Big Bee Hive on July 3 and it was incredible. Lots of people up to the tea house but fewer on the second part. We took the back trail back down. Loved it so much.

hiking
10 months ago

Did the big beehive, there is still a lot of snow at the top, but it is doable. Beautiful views!!

hiking
10 months ago

There is a good amount of snow at the top in early June, but Little Beehive is still doable! Beautiful views!

11 months ago

Great winter hike,did it in November :) will do it again in the summer to see the actual views as everything was snowed out. Lol

Friday, March 31, 2017

Tough but worth it. The teahouse is halfway up and only takes cash.

hiking
Monday, February 13, 2017

While visiting one of the most famous lakes in the world, be sure to put in some effort and visit Lake Louise's little sister, Lake Agnes. Trail is very well maintained. You can grab fantastic hot tea at the shack while overlooking Lake Agnes. The beehives are wondrous, the water is beautiful, and pretty much everything is fantastic about this classic hike.

hiking
Monday, January 16, 2017

I did this one in the summer. It was an awesome trip. made it up to the big bee hive. scenery was awesome.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Nice Hike to the summit of the Big Beehive. We did it from the Plain of the 6 Glaciers via the Highline Trail. Quite steep but worth it from the views you get at the top. Totally recommended hike. Make sure you go to the Hut/Shelter at the top for some great views of Lake Louise.

hiking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Gorgeous hike! Started at lake louise at 4pm and barely saw anyone the entire time. Went to little beehive then tea house and up to big beehive. The way down is quite boring and long. Took 4 hours total with lots of time hanging out at the top!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

If you are looking for an easier hike and don't mind crowds this is a great hike. It took my partner and I a total of 3 hours out and back. The views are great but the trail is very crowded. I would advise going early to beat the crowd.

hiking
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Stunning scenery. Well worth the effort. Even our 8-year-old enjoyed the hike. Lots of other people enjoying the hike as well!

hiking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Very well maintained trail with beautiful views throughout. This trail would have 5 stars if it weren't for the people! We started at 8:30am and there were already people everywhere! Parking would be a nightmare for anyone starting this trail after 8:30am on a Saturday. We did the Plain of 6 Glaciers and combined it with the Beehive/Lake Agnes Teahouse. Gorgeous views of glaciers, Lake Louise and Lake Agnes. Would definitely do this again but would start earlier or much much later!

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

What an amazing hike and great views! After the little and big Beehive we went to the six glaciers, in total about 20km.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Pros:
Beautiful scenery
Good hiking distance
Decent elevation

Cons:
VERY busy in the summer

hiking
Monday, August 25, 2014

A great hike- 19 km in all if you do Lake Agnes to the Beehive and then hike out to the plain of six glaciers and return along the lake.

hiking
Sunday, June 16, 2013

Great view from the top. The tea house is also pretty cool

hiking
Sunday, July 15, 2012

Amazing views from the top. The trail around the base of Lake Agnus past the Tea House was wet from the rain the night before, and there were 2 wash outs along the steep ascent. Went the forest route back which was safer.

hiking
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The circuit is a great hike. I have done it many times. Views from all angles will make you jaws drop. The smell of the horse droppings between mirror lake n lake agnus are quite strong on hot days. In early spring it's difficult if the snow is present. Really recommend to any day trippers to lake Louise

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2011

I did this trail with my ex a few years back and I was blown away by the beauty and serenity of this place. I especially loved the view at the teahouse and lake louise . I can't wait to start hiking and traveling again , I plan on going back next summer.

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