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Beehive Circuit Trail is a 8.1 mile heavily 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, walking, and nature trips and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.1 mi Elevation gain 2,992 ft Route type Loop

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Megan Malek
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HikingMuddyOff trail

Was a great trail, I ended up going to Lake Agnes first then up to the Little Beehive. Would strongly recommend going to the little beehive especially, gorgeous views of the lake. Getting up to the big beehive was a bit challenging with lots of uphill sections. Make sure to arrive at the trail head early- I arrived at 8am on a Saturday and parking lot was already full.

donny B
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HikingRocky

Stunning views from top of beehive !!

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Hammad Lakhnavi
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MuddyRockySnow

One of the best I’ve done Worth the view Magical The trails were easy Not bad My phone died at the end sadly Didn’t record it all the way

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Dakota Schwarzenberger
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HikingRockySnow

Such a fun hike! We went up the lake agnes side to stop by the tea house for a quick drink with a great view! We then climbed to the top of the big beehive for a great view. It began pouring rain so we quickly hiked down the lake Louise side which was slightly snow covered and a very rocky trail, much more difficult that the lake Agnes side. All in all this hike took around 5 hours to do! We stared the hike around 7am and no issues with parking or crowds. On the way down it was significantly busier.

Riley Ruhr
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Hiking

Did the full circuit on June 29. It was in great shape. On the back side of big bee hive there was still some snow which made it fun and challenging on the switchbacks. Would be difficult coming down the back side of big beehive but going up was ok and going down the other side was fine. Would highly recommend. Great views everywhere. We took our time and enjoyed it. Total was a little over 5 hours to do the full circuit.

Tanya B
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HikingIcySnow

June 21: Great trail for the most part! The back side of Big Beehive (going down towards the tea house), the trail was covered by snow so it wasn’t very visible, which made for a a sketchier hike down as it was off trail/deep snow mostly. Do-able for sure, poles are an asset.

Sarah Hirniak
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HikingMuddySnow
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Joshua Li
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HikingIcyMuddySnow

Really nice and rewarding hiking trail over all, just gotta have the proper hiking gears if you are planning to go up to the little beehive as it’s still packed full of snow on the trail, very slippery

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Shaylene Greenwood
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HikingSnow

Amazing trail if you’re just starting out hiking. Take your time on your way up as it’s uphill majority of the way. If you want the beautiful look out we went and saw little beehive. The trail has marker points and check stops every could km. Just to make sure you’re going on the right path. We started at 11am and got back to our car at 3:00. The only tricky part was the snow! But just take your time. It’s absolutely gorgeous

James Wade
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Hiking

Sunny. June, 2014.

Shilo Sterk
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IcySnow

May 16th, 2020 - Trail is not groomed and the run off made this hike a little treacherous. Made it up to mirror lake without poles or spikes ect. Would not recommend this trail atm.

Chelsea Campbell
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Hiking

One of my favs, we went up to little beehive and there’s a spot where you can see the lakes/run offs from three different mountain/snow ranges. Can also continue onto big beehive or other trails. We went on to agnes teahouse which was a really cool spot to stop and eat. We got caught in a huge downpour of rain which started when we were in the teahouse haha, we ran down the entire way haha. Great fun.

Britt Cheng
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HikingBugsMuddySnow

We hiked this without poles or crampons on Oct. 17 and conditions were fair to poor. The length of the Lake Agnes trail was either extremely icy or slush all the way down to Lake Louise. Definitely go earlier in the morning, as fresh snow is slightly less slippery than ice or slush. There’s one area around Lake Agnes where there was ~2 feet of snow. Somehow there were mosquitos too. Overall, not too horrible, but views were only moderately worth it.

Ash Thursday
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Hiking

The hike was beautiful and really the only thing difficult was the bit of ice on the trail. Spikes would have helped in certain spots. BUT it was way too busy!

Adel Helmi
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HikingSnow

Definitely worth the trek, nice to do the circuit so you get a little bit of everything and it’s not just a Back and forth trail. Mirror lake is frozen at the moment so no reflection, but otherwise it’s fun and not too busy this time of year.

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Adrián Duran
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Hiking

Gran ruta, buenos paisajes y variedad de lagos para la distancia y altura que se recorre.

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Davin Velly
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HikingRocky
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Kim Johns
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Hiking

nice hike! but sure to carry cash for tea house. great pics beyond teahouse on Little Beehive Trl.

Erin Medcalf
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Hiking

Love this walk. Stunning views from the top; lake looks amazing. There’s a teahouse at lake Agnes but make sure you bring food as there’s always a massive queue. Really enjoyable and challenging, but rewarding too. Just do the walk, you won’t regret it!

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