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Devils Thumb Via Lake Agnes Trail

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Banff National Park

Devils Thumb Via Lake Agnes Trail is a 7.4 mile heavily 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, running, and rock climbing and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 7.4 miles Elevation Gain: 2,896 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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1 day ago

Ascent to Agnes and Beehive easily. Sketchy loose rocks and dirt made it tricky getting up, but the trail is easy get to Devil's thumb. Best view once you get to the top! ps...go during the week, too busy on weekends up to beehive.

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5 days ago

June 27, 2020 Some snow on the trail at the back of the lake, and on the switchbacks going from Lake Agnes to Big Beehive. Found a bit more snow and mud as we continued up to Devil’s Thumb, but nothing too bad at all. Beautiful views at the top!

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6 days ago

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7 days ago

To Agnes it was simple. Agnes to big bee hive was a straight up scramble as the trail was snowed out. Put on spikes and went straight up. many others turned back. did devils thumb. nasty trail. All mud, shale and snow. took some time but it was amazing.

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13 days ago

Great trail and one of the best views you’ll get around lake Louise and Banff. Right now there is still a lot of snow so it mad it really hard to climb some parts. Coming down at parts where hard too cause if the snow. Unless your a pro hiker is wait until mid July to do this hike when there is no snow. I’ve done the hike when there no snow it’s still hard but not as hard. It’s all worth it tho at the top.

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14 days ago

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15 days ago

I started at 9:30 am from Lake Louise and got to the summit before noon. The trail was fine until Agnes lake (tea house). Just a bit of ice before the tea house but nothing serious. The challenging part started after lake Agnes as it got very snowy. Make sure you take poles and gaiters with you. Crampons would help but you can do it without it. I didn’t have mine with me and I was fine. It’s a challenging hike but the scenery worth the effort.

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16 days ago

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16 days ago

Worth the reward of some of the best views in Banff!

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25 days ago

4th time completing this hike (June 8th 2020) and probably the last lol!! Friend mentioned trail might be ready... (In good conditions this is a fairly easy hike) fyi it’s covered in snow completely. We made a trail to the peak and summited but encountered lots of steep snowy sections trying to get up the big beehive and as well around the back side of devils thumb (backside trail plus scramble). We decided on the way back to glissade and scree run down to the P6 tea house via the backside of devils thumb to avoid post holing the whole way to Lake Agnes. Would recommend crampons, and poles if attempted in the next few days.. I’d think a few more sunny days or brave trail blazers is in need before that hike is open for all abilities! Mt. St.Piran is clear and would be a good alternative hike in the area

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28 days ago

Sunny. June, 2018.

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike but definitely be sure to wear the right shoes! We just ended up going to the little beehive because of all the snow taking over the paths. There are some pretty deep snow covered area that are way to sink in. Our feet were soaking by the time we made it back down. Completed on June 2nd, 2020

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