Devils Thumb Via Lake Agnes Trail

HARD 16 reviews
#18 of 104 trails in

Devils Thumb Via Lake Agnes Trail is a 11.1 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
11.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
997 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

scramble

hiking
5 days ago

Read Shelby Blosky's review below - do NOT go up the right side of the last open area before the summit. I hate to admit that we went up the right (not knowing which route to go) and it was not fun. Cross the open area and ascend the last portion of the trail along the tree line. Most of the trail from the Beehive split is narrow but the views are AMAZING!! Not too difficult of a hike if you follow these directions.

13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

This was our first official summit. Definitely a hard trip, not so much because of elevation gain but just due to the narrow trail, which has a lot of scree. There's one really bad part where you have to cross over a scree area, and scramble up the bank to the saddle. When you come to the spot where it looks like maybe you should go to the right up some rocks, or go left across open scree, GO LEFT don't go up the rocks!! So worth the climb

15 days ago

This is a beautiful hike with a little bit of everything! Would rate as a difficult hike due to a steep scree slope and easy steps that may require the use of hands to reach the summit. Highly recommend!

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17 days ago

26 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

From Agnes take the back of the lake and up the Big Beehive. At the junction take the path to the right, into the trees. (There will be a tree/deadfall) across the trail). After that there is a short but very steep section up to the col. At the top go right and your there! Amazing view!

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10 months ago

Beautiful hike. one extremely steep part that was a bit sketchy but completely worth it. So beautiful

11 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Great hike. You need a person that's done it before it can get tricky to find the trail. Extremely steep inclines. At some point you need both hands and feet to climb. Once at the top you can see both lakes at the bottom and the chateau. Beautiful views. Well worth the hike. Not meant for the faintest hearted though. Difficult hike up.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Great hike! It helps to know someone that has done it before because the trail can be misleading at the beginning. Somewhat strenuous however, worth the effort.

hiking
Tuesday, September 04, 2012