Lake Agnes Trail to Plain of Six Glaciers Trail Loop

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Banff National Park

Lake Agnes Trail to Plain of Six Glaciers Trail Loop is a 10.8 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, 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.

Distance: 10.8 km Elevation Gain: 673 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

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nature trips

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partially paved

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6 months ago

J’ai fait cette randonnée aux environs du 31 octobre. Apres un certain point, il y avait tellement de neige que les sentiers étaient mal tapés. Je conseille des crampons et batons de marche pour ceux qui veulent faire la boucle et ne pas avoir à rebrousser chemin au milieu.

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rocky
scramble
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7 months ago

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snow
8 months ago

Amazing day! However, crampons/hiking poles and definitely needed! We hiked up to Lake Agnes Teahouse and then back down to Mirror Lake - very slippery conditions throughout this section - we saw many people fall and fell ourselves several times (hiking with poles but no crampons on). After this we hiked across the Highline Trail which gave beautiful views of the lake below! We then hiked Plain of Six Glaciers up to the Teahouse (slippery conditions again here) but the hike was spectacular! Amazing views of the surrounding glaciers and mountains. We then hiked back down the Plain of Six Glaciers trail and along the lake until we reached the car park. Highly recommend hike!

Beautiful. Worth

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rocky
8 months ago

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8 months ago

We went a few weeks ago (over labor day). Set out early during season to get parking and some peace and quiet. We actually linked this trail to the Plain of the Six Glaciers Trail - I recommend adding that bit on before you complete the loop. We visited both tea houses because it was cold and rainy. Amazing trail, amazing views, loved the tea houses!

Come here in the fall, the golden larch trees are unforgettable.

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8 months ago

Make sure you go to the tea house! Best view on the hike!

Great hike! We did Lake Agnes to Big beehive to devils thumb, then took highline down to plain of 6 glaciers back to the trailhead. Nice loop! Beautiful views of both laKe Louise and lake Agnes from the top of beehive and devils thumb. Devils thumb is for sure worth the climb. A bit of a scramble at the top but nothing too bad. Incredible 360 views, especially of the glacier! Took us 5 hours including a few stops for snacks/pictures.

Hike vs family so fun

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rocky
9 months ago

Great loop. Highly suggest going early and following our exact route! Park at the Fairmont hotel and walk through and you’ll run into the trailhead. Follow lake angus trail up and keep your gps on with all trails.

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9 months ago

August 28, 2019 Not a quiet trail. Lots of hikers of all abilities. Bathrooms at parking lot and Lake Agnes tea house. Only cash, so dont forget the paper bills. Parking lot fills up quick so go early, before 9am. Trails are well marked. Moderate trail, with switch backs. its not as intimidating as it may look from the bottom. Watch out for the chipmunks, they will take your snacks, especially the Grey Jay, which will steal food out of your hands. Lol!

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9 months ago

Wirklich schöne Wanderung. Der Lake Mirror und Lake Agnes sind wirklich schön :). Hat mit genüsslichen Pausen 4 Stunden gedauert.

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9 months ago

Not easy for beginners but even my 8 years old girl did it. Took 4 hours. Must to see tea house on the top. Amazing view.

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9 months ago

The GPX file of this trail does not include the tea house or the Six Glaciers lookout. You have to continue further if you want to go to those places, you should, anyways, that's the whole point of the hike. Plan accordingly.

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9 months ago

Superbe randonnée une fois passée la foule qui s'arrête à la Tea House du lac Agnès. La vue du haut du Big Beehive se mérite mais est magnifique. Nous avons pris la première navette depuis le Park and ride à 8h sans difficulté pour accéder au départ du sentier.

This trail was AMAZING!!! I thought the hardest part was the first 2 miles hiking up to Lake Agnes: it’s a steady and relentless climb. A little more aggressive than a moderate climb and it just doesn’t quit. Once you get to the lake you’ve just got about 8 switchbacks to make it up and then you’re home free on the climbing. The views are incredible and totally worth the 7 miles. If our feet didn’t hurt so bad from 15 miles the day before, we would’ve walked to big beehive teahouse. You gotta do this trail!!

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9 months ago

Great hiking trail, however, be ready for mobs of people. Get there early (before 7:30) if you want a parking spot and not to hike shoulder to shoulder with other people. If you are not an experienced hiker I would recommend going to the top of big beehive instead of the devils thumb. I did both and the top of the devils thumb was amazing (even got to witness an avalanche a couple mountains over), but unless you are in good shape the path is dangerous. We went up Lake Agnes trail to Big Beehive trail and down Highline trail to the Plain of Six Glaciers trail and out along Lake Louise. Would definitely recommend making the loop.

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9 months ago

Once you make it past the million people at the lake, it’s an awesome hike up to Lake Agnes. You will come across inexperienced hikers along the way up..once we hit the back side to the plains of six glaciers..there was no one on that side for a couple miles..we got lucky and found ample parking at the lake at 7am in a Monday, definitely get to the park before 7... overflow parking for the shuttle wasn’t even walkable/5 miles down the highway...

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