Beehive Circuit Trail

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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

11 days ago

Nicely marked trails and beautiful scenery. I hiked it June 12 and the trail from Lake Agnes to Big Beehive was all packed snow/ice on narrow switchbacks. Would highly recommend crampons, but saw people made it up with hiking boots and trek poles. Preferred the views from Little Beehive to Big Beehive.

12 days ago

Excellent trail, bit of ice and snow on the big hive. Fantastic views, was very busy to the Lake.

hiking
17 days ago

This was an awesome hike. We hiked up to little beehive, then had some tea at Lake Agnes. We continued around the lake and up to big beehive. This trail was quite snowy still and at points I’m not sure we were even on the actual trail. From big beehive (the coolest view ever) we went down the other side of it, which was a much clearer path! We continued on to plain of six glaciers from there, so it took us the whole day. It was absolutely worth it- gorgeous views and hike!

walking
18 days ago

It is about 1 hour 20 min each way to the little beehive. We allowed about 4.5 hours or so because we spent an hour for lunch at the top and also hiked to Lake Agnes/the tea house on the way down (which added about 30 minutes). I think it’s listed as a moderate hike but I would say it wasn’t too bad. Steady incline but a good path! - clear and dry on June 7 - I would for sure recommend this hike to anyone. Most amazing views!!

24 days ago

May, 23th. The trail until Agnes Lake is dry and clear (just some patches of snow at the end but it's easy). The trail to little beehive is snow-covered but we reach it, it isn't difficult. We didn't try Big beehive due to the snow conditions. The view at the top (little beehive) is stunning ! (see photos).

1 month ago

Amazing views, pictures could never do it justice.

hiking
2 months 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
8 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
8 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.

8 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
9 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
9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

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

9 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
10 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
10 months ago

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

hiking
11 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
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

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

Monday, May 08, 2017

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.

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