Lake Agnes Trail is a 7.6 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.6 km Elevation Gain: 433 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

snow

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.

hiking
17 hours ago

Great trail bit snow covered. Poles were great. Many people were in running shoes and no poles and slide there way up and down.

hiking
18 hours ago

It’s closed on today’s date.

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snow
1 day ago

Very good hike, just make sure you have a good shoes and poles. A lot of snow.

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snow
8 days ago

Awesome hike! Completed May 23, 2020. Entire trail was packed with snow and slush, so be prepared for some knee-waist height booties. Went all the way to the tea house for lunch and the views were great, can only imagine what they will be like in the summer when the snow clears. Proper gear is a must for the trail in its current condition and sunglasses are recommended for the top (unless you want to go snow-blind). Overall a great hike but wouldn't recommend for beginners in its current state, or hikers who aren't comfortable with A LOT of slip and slide.

hiking
9 days ago

Great for beginners! Did this trail last summer and some things that I distinctly remember are that the trail is consistently steep, so if you don’t like an incline, this is not the trail for you; there’s no respite from the incline until you turn around and go back down. The second thing I remember is horse poop on some areas of the trail. Not a big deal, but some people might be offended by the general smell. The views are so worth it, and the waterfalls and small lakes are well worth the climb up. Skip the tea house food though and pack a lunch! In my experience the good/tea wasn’t great, although, I respect the sheer amount of effort it takes to bring up all the supplies every day.

hiking
12 days ago

well kept trail. pretty busy. the views once you reach the top are worth it for sure

hiking
13 days ago

Great trail moderate incline gets snowy as u make your way to the top .. pretty busy but the views all the way up are amazing and you can’t get to this spot driving so it’s pretty rewarding

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14 days ago

Did this hike today . Trails great but packed with snow and pretty slippery . We went all the way up to the teas house , definitely recommend proper gears .Going up was easy but coming down was difficult. I will attach some pic from today .

17 days ago

Worst place I've ever been

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27 days ago

Did this hike before I bought the app, glad I didn’t have it, might have turned around and not gone all the way to the tea house! Was in October of 2018 and ice and snow was on the upper trail, view from the switch back of Lake Louise was really worth the hike but the 1420 in elevation was more than a moderate level hike in my eyes!

hiking
1 month ago

pretty hike with good views, not that steep, a little ice in places but is more than manageable with cleats. unfortunately the paths from Agnes to the beehive and down to plain of six glaciers would need snowshoes. We will be back when the snow has melted

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail, leads to many more trails and has the view of the lake throughout.

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snow
2 months ago

Trail was great and snow packed. Completed it in Ugg boots, would not recommend as it is very slippery. Regardless, I made it out alive. I added a photo so make sure you take a peek at that. You will not be disappointed.

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snow
3 months ago

Conditions were good and made for a fun winter hike. The trail is mostly packed snow which was easy to walk on with only winter boots. A couple of short steeper parts that were slippy, but easy enough to navigate and made the hike more fun. The same as the stairs; they were icy but can be used with a little bit of caution and common sense

3 months ago

entrance location 51°24'54"N 116°12'49"W

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4 months ago

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snow
5 months ago

Completed on 12/31 started off as a winter trail, trafficked enough there was no need for crampons or snow shoes, although that didn't stop others from struggling with them on it. The way up was a nice solid slow burner of a climb, constant uphill but not difficult. When we hit the stairs to the teahouse they were packed with snow and you have to scramble up them. By now it was snowing so visibility was limited (you could no longer see Louise) and the snow made for a beautiful and cold view of Anges. We stayed just a few minutes before making a FAST trek down with some light snow. Amazing hike, can't wait to come back and do it in the spring.

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

Hiked on December 13- the conditions up to Lake Agnes on the main trail were great, well packed. Didn’t need snowshoes or crampons really. We returned by breaking trail on the high line connector and returning to mirror lake - this wouldn’t be for everyone. Best to do in and out but we had fun. Lots of beautiful pristine snow. We also returned via the equestrian trail and i would say snowshoes would have been nice.

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

Hiked this on Dec 3/2019 and really enjoyed it. It was overcast, -7C, light snow and moderate wind. Only saw 5 other people on the trail. The trail was packed well with some fresh snow and I used micro-spikes though not necessary. I used snowshoes to cross the lake and climb up into the valley to the right. I decided not to climb to the Big Beehive as it looked snowed in and there were no signs anyone else had tried it. I then climbed to Little Beehive and returned via an alternate route to Mirror Lake and then took the snowshoeing trail #18 back to the Chateau. Very picturesque and I took lots of great pictures.

hiking
5 months ago

combine with Plain of 6 glaciers hike or the Devils thumb

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snow
5 months ago

Completed this Nov 30 with no difficulty. Trail is compacted snow with exception to the stairs at the very end leading to the teahouse which is pretty icy. A little caution using the handrail and it's a piece of cake! Enjoy!

It's simply beautiful

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