Lake Agnes Trail

MODERATE 256 reviews
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Lake Agnes Trail is a 7.9 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
490 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

rocky

The Lake Agnes Trail is an accessible and relatively short hike up to the Lake Agnes Tea House which was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1901 as a refuge for hikers. The trail has an elevation gain of 1,312 feet and offers fantastic views of the Nokhu Crags and Lake Louise. The Tea House is a real treat while enjoying views of the lake and is open from early June through October. The trailhead can be accessed from Lake Louise near the Fairmont Chateau Hotel. For those looking for a longer hike check out Little Beehive or Big Beehive.

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12 days ago

Amazing trail and not to difficult even in the snow. Although the tea house was closed the surrounding scenery was great.

hiking
22 days ago

stunning views and easy hike!

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1 month ago

The trail is a beautiful hike.
The Lake Agnes tea house has been serving since 1905. It is small and gets crowded but be patient and you will get a table. The tea is geat and their mountain bar is a must. Take your time, relax and enjoy the experience. Take the time to walk the trail along the shore and get a view from the other end of the lake

1 month ago

Early October - Rent or bring crampons as this trail is busy and the snow higher up gets hard packed and slippery. We saw people struggling along in runners or city boots and had to help a woman who was stuck and couldn’t go up or down. The tea house was very busy and is close to closing for the season. If you had to pick one tea house, I would go for the Plain of Six Glaciers instead - the hike is nicer, the view sweeter, the tea house bigger, the food better, less busy.

hiking
1 month ago

While the hike up between Mirror Lake and Lake Agnes was extremely slippery, the views from the tea house are breathtaking and the tea at the top made the chill of the day worth it. It was snowing when we went up but it wasn’t too cold.

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1 month ago

Fantastic trail up to the Lake Agnes Teahouse. It's quite steep from the start and mostly in forest but once you get to the top past Mirror Lake the views are spectacular. It was very icy and slippery on the way down so I'd recommend cleats if you are going towards the end of the season.

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great hike to the tea house with beautiful view of lake Louise

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