Lake Louise Trail

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Lake Louise Trail is a 4.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
101 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
5 days ago

super easy trail, a little boring but great for my 50 year old parents. even paving and great views

hiking
6 days ago

Did this in winter and it was really beautiful!! Snow everywhere, frozen waterfall at the other end of the lake that you can actually go stand on if you're a bit adventurous. We took a day off from skiing to do this and it was a great day!

walking
7 days ago

The trail was easy. But the best part was the mesmerizing views - the lake water with the mountains in the backdrop.

13 days ago

Expect people since it’s a leisurely stroll around one side of the lake. Great beach area at the end with benches along the way. Trail is wide so it was easy flow of traffic.

1 month ago

Did this trail as the end part to our beehive loop today. Thankful it was so flat and partially paved as it made it a lot easier for our sore legs. The lake is beautiful and an amazing shade of blue, however this is all you see for the entire almost 4 mile hike is that one lake. And it’s very crowded as it is so easy many people from
The chateau come out and hike it. I wouldn’t do it as a stand alone hike but it was the perfect flat way to end our loop.

1 month ago

I would definitely walk this trail again. It was an easy, flat, paved trail along the shoreline of Lake Louise and a wonderful way to unwind after a full day of hiking and wildlife viewing. The lake was beautiful, and the reflections of the surrounding mountains were amazing! There is a good view of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise from the far end of the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Still covered with a bit of ice, the lake was still beautiful.

walking
1 month ago

Walked this trail several times in different seasons. Last time the lake was frozen.
Always a beautiful walk!

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy hike on a nice, well maintained trail. Lake Louise is absolutely phenomenal with epic views of the mountains surrounding.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked 5/1/18. Easy trail. Your mom could do it. It’s all hard packed snow so it’s a little slipping and sliding but there’s no elevation at all. The view from the other end and along the way is worth it only because the trail is so short

hiking
3 months ago

Path is still clear during winter and spring. You can actually walk on a parallel path on the lake while it is frozen with somewhat better views because no trees blocking the way. The end of the lake leads to the Plain of Six Glaciers trail. Make sure to steer clear until avalanche season is over (Avalanche training expected to continue forward). Saw many unprepared tourists headed that way when I turned around. People have died in the Lake Louise area from being uneducated about avalanches in the last few years. Be smart!
Great views at the end of the lake side trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Flat paved trail beside Lake Louise, this is awe inspiring. It was cloudy over the snowy peaks at the end of the trail and the clouds muted the light for a great shot. The picture of the Chateau from the far end is framed nicely by the surrounding mountains. Go past the lake for more adventure.

walking
7 months ago

A very easy and beautiful walk along the lake shore. It was snowing almost constantly but you’re protected from any wind and it’s a beautiful way to spend a winter afternoon. Dogs are allowed which makes for a nice atmosphere as everyone greets each other. Great views of the Chateau and the mountain peaks.

hiking
8 months ago

Good hike that is not too strenuous.

walking
9 months ago

Busy as usual but amazing views of the lake.

hiking
10 months ago

Alittle touristy... busy until u get further in. Do it as there's a nice woodsy area after the end on the lake with Rapids.

nice and easy. flat most of the way. great for little kids and older folks. also very pretty

hiking
11 months ago

A good hike that's works as a great introduction to the beauty of Lake Louise. Nothing challenging about the hike, but it's a great way to see the lake in under 30 minutes.

11 months ago

Gaaaay

11 months ago

It's a very easy walk with beautiful view on the Lake

hiking
Friday, June 02, 2017

This lakeshore trail is an out and back trail. You cannot go entirely around the lake. The trail is a flat and easy one. It is really stunning to see the lake from different viewpoints because the color and amount of ice varied significantly from the side near the Fairmont. Where the ice was melted, you could see mountains reflected in the clear waters. At the shores, you could see just how clear the water was. At the end of the trail starts the Plain of Six Glaciers trail which was not recommended due to avalanche danger and snowy/icy conditions. I think I might have gone still were I not traveling solo.

walking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Beautiful scenery

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Very cool during the winter and not so crowded. There was a nice sleigh ride you could do as well, and ice skating, and you can walk on the frozen lake. Very pretty and magical during the winter. I couldn't imagine what it would be like during the summer with the crowds. I would probably do a hard surrounding hike to get away from people.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Easy, but crowded.

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