Devils Thumb Via Lake Agnes Trail

HARD 26 reviews
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Devils Thumb Via Lake Agnes Trail is a 12.1 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
12.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
888 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

scramble

2 months ago

beautiful all the way to the top! will do it again

2 months ago

Trail is easy to follow once on it, just rear other reviews and you will be fine. Not a challenging hike very minimal scrambling needed, if you are scared of heights it's not for you. Amazing views at the top of both lakes it is definitely worth the hike. We did it up and back in under 1.5hrs from big bee hive.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail from the Big Beehive up to the Devil's Thumb is unmarked and somewhat hard to find when there's snow on the ground, but it is so worth it! The views from the top are uncomparable to any other place in the world that I know of, and are undoubtedly amongst the best I've seen in my entire life!
Do not miss out on this heavenly place!

2 months ago

Amazing views but DO NOT follow what all trails has posted. It's impossible to get up from there.

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome view at the top! Went on a long weekend so there were a lot of people going up to Lake Agnes but after that, it thinned out.

hiking
3 months ago

Spectacular hike! Views are amazing! Would recommend looking at the recorded tracks as the path they suggest is very confusing, and as we saw could lead to a very dangerous scramble to the summit. The route that should be taken is to follow the switchbacks up to the saddleback of big beehive. Once you get here turn right instead of left and go over the tree trunk "blocking" the path. You will then go around the back. Enjoy!

3 months ago

amazing view here.

hiking
4 months 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.

hiking
4 months 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

4 months 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!

5 months 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!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

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

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.

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