Lake Louise Trail is a 4.7 kilometer heavily 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

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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muddy
snow
5 days ago

Nice easy trail. Great for kids under 10 years of age. A bit slushy this time of year.

11 days ago

,must see“ when visiting Can get very crowdy.

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snow
2 months ago

I was there in October 2019. It was beautiful in October. It was kind of white around but the lake was still not frozen.

A narrow path most of the way, (lots of snow to either side) so you have to step off the path to let people come by in the opposite direction. Not a lot of people hike this though, so not to worry. Great views, but trail does not go all the way to the teahouse (in the winter)

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2 months ago

Did this trail in late May so the lake was still frozen: beautiful scenery and saw loads of birds. Very accessible and incredibly scenic!

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3 months ago

One of my favourite lakes in Alberta. Can get busy here but it is easy and enjoyable.

3 months ago

entrance location 51°25'06"N 116°12'16"W

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4 months ago

Easy trail. 60 min out and back, with a new ice wall at the end. Trail follows the shoreline to the falls. Very popular and heavy packed. Easy walking on the lake (just don’t walk on xcountry ski trail) or you can take the sleigh ride trail (horses have right of way).

Easy 2 hour walk along mostly maintained trail. Snow is well trodden, path is simple to follow.

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6 months ago

Great for a night time walk. Bring a trail light but even without it it’s still fine.

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icy
snow
6 months ago

Unfortunately lake is frozen and completely snowed over. Still beautiful views of mountains. Definitely will come back in summer.

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6 months ago

It’s better to come early or there’s a risk that you won’t find a spot in the parking lot. Nice walk and great view. We were lucky to see frozen and absolutely clear lake, couple hours later weather changed and view wasn’t so amazing anymore. It’s better to check webcams before visiting the lake.

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snow
7 months ago

Simple, easy, and beautiful scenery. Walked it on 10/26 in the afternoon, a few sections were slick but overall it was great!

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7 months ago

Very busy and paved. A nice walk, but not a hike.

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7 months ago

Easy paved pathway with beautiful views!

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snow
7 months ago

Completed this trail last week and found it to be really enjoyable. It wasn’t too busy, perhaps as we were approaching off season, but there were still quite a few people on the trail. We found it slippy and icy, but absolutely fine without cleats. A nice little walk. Would have loved to continue up to lake Agnes etc. but walking in a group of 4 is recommended around this area, and as a two from the UK, we thought we wouldn’t risk it!

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7 months ago

Super easy hike (walk) along the lakeside. Walked on October 16th; compact snow/slush along the path, not icy, and not too busy. I clocked less then 5K, closer to 4K and only 61m elevation gain. Originally went to do the Lake Agnes trail but crampons were definitely needed for that one. This was a nice and easy alternative.

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snow
7 months ago

Il semblerait que l'estimé de 2 km soit légèrement erroné.

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8 months ago

populaire trial.

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8 months ago

Did this last year in September. Paved trail. Very busy. Elbow to elbow.

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8 months ago

Paved and easy. Beautiful views of the lake. Is crowded.

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8 months ago

Beautiful scenery. Quite busy but was worth it.

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8 months ago

nice easy trail for someone looking to walk the length of the lake. quite busy. suggest going in winter wrapped in layers of in the morning before the crowds. my grandma or someone in a wheel chair can do this trail.

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8 months ago

Easy trail but super busy! Fall had less traffic and a change of scenery

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9 months ago

Beautiful lake but ridiculously busy. We went at 8am and it was rammed. Appreciate that if you have mobility problems that this is relatively flat and therefore good to do but I’m not sure why it’s so popular given the number of other more amazing walks in the area. There are better views from the gondola on the other side of the town. You can extend your hike if you are more mobile by continuing past the end of the trails but we didn’t do this. Note: it’s freezing up there! Minus 2 in August so pack layers.

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9 months ago

A pleasant walk along the lakeshore if you don't mind sharing the trail with several hundred other people. I would rate it lower, but Lake Louise deserves its reputation as one of the prettiest places in North America.

crowds all the way... ok if you're looking for a touristy spot

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