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Lake Louise Lakefront Trail is a 2.9 mile 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.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 331 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Wheelchair friendly Kid friendly Stroller friendly Hiking Nature trips Snowshoeing Walking Bird watching Running Forest Lake Partially paved Views Wild flowers Wildlife Snow
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Simple but busy walk along the lakeshore with beautiful views along Lake Louise to the Plain of Six Glaciers Trail. Accessibility: This trail is partially-paved/partially-dirt and typically at least three feet wide. The average grade is 5% and the max grade is above 10% at about 0.7 miles and 1.2 miles. At these points, manual wheelchair and stroller users may require assistance. There are several handicapped-accessible parking spots in the parking lot and accessible bathrooms close to the trailhead. Past the lake the grade increases. Use caution in the winter as the trail may be snowy or icy. The dirt portion of the trail may also get muddy.

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Jonathan Bilodeau
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randonnée relaxe , facilement accessible famille, pousette.

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Chantal Larouche
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Une rando accessible à tous, facile avec un explications. Beau point de vue à l’autre bout . Aucun respect de la distanciation par les marcheurs regroupés . Personne portait le masque . C’est le seul endroit auquel j’ai été confronté .

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Joanna Stich
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beautiful scenery, it's a very simple walk along the lake. no incline.

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Therese Jakobsson Gebraeil
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Kajal Chohan
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nice easy trail, more of a walk. As you walk along the path it gets less crowded and lots of spots for great pictures. Path is flat, wide but lots of people, especially at the start. Unfortunately, I saw a few dog poop bags thrown along the path.

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Ignacio Garay
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The buildup for this hike was hiking up to lake Agnes, then we hiked up big beehive. Definitely doable, although it takes a toll on your legs with all the steep uphill sections on the trail. Lots of people and horseshit too

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Alexandrea Lukan
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G Cres
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Easy.

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Rose Castillo
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HikingGreat!

Quite crowded if you aren’t there early (before 8am) or after 7pm. Lots of people didn’t seem very interested in good trail etiquette (ie walking 4 abreast with a gazillion other people trying to go by or pass). However this trail is still extremely scenic and very much worth it. If you are so inclined I would have heavily recommend doing a side trail add on (plain of six glaciers, big or little beehive, mirror lake, etc.).

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Ananda Rivelli
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A very nice and easy trail with beautiful views of the lake.

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Janelle Gronotte
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a lot of gnats. basically eating them the whole walk back

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Lori Steinwand
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Best hiking in the world. Easy hike to beautiful spots.

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spensor cochrane
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Leonel Vasconcelos
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Superbe. Un véritable paradis.

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Will Storey
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Lise Hartwick
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Did this in March one year. The only time I would attempt it as it's so crowded normally. It was extremely cold, lake still frozen and lots of snow. Had a glass of champagne at the Château to warm up. Beautiful lake, and a nice easy walk.

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Elmar Bouwer
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Serjay Tulivskyy
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Natasha E.
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Beautiful, easy, but heavily trafficked trail

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Meghan Hauk
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HikingGreat!

As everyone from Alberta is aware, parking here is tough to get. We were almost turned away at 8:30. Ignoring that however the trail is lovely. I wouldn’t consider it wheelchair accessible though.

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uthman khan
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The beginning of it was pretty meh (as a trail) but very stroller friendly. I took my stroller and three kids with my wife and it was perfect. Once you reach the corner of the trail there is a slight uphill that you can’t really take a stroller up. I walked up with my two kids. It is a nice stroll along the lake for anyone who wants to take kids. Paved for a bit in the beginning then it’s not paved rest of the way... but easy to take strollers.

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Van Logie
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Beautiful easy trail that is extremely popular.

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Natalia C.
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It's a very beautiful and crowded walk.

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Gabor K
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Thursday August 27th, 2020 at 9am - Nice easy hike with views of the Lake. Very busy though and parking was almost full upon arrival.

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Avisar Sharma
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Very good view of the lake. Easy lake view hike. Come early in morning to find easy parking

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Tannis Cryderman
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We did Lake Louise Trail, Little Beehive, Big Bee Hive, Lake Agnes, Mirror Lake and Plain of Six Glaciers yesterday. We had no problem doing them all as you can easily get from one to the next. It was 6 hours 12 minutes of moving time, but we did stop at the Tea House at Plain of Six Glaciers for chocolate cake and lemonade. The hike was beautiful, and was about 24.3 km altogether. I highly recommend doing it this way as you see many beautiful views and get a good workout in. We arrived at about 9:30 am and there were still about 15 or so parking spaces in the second lot, but the lots were both full when we came back down. The trails were not overly busy.

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Kristian Wolowidnyk
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Deza-Ray Cummins
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Well kept trails, easy to walk, loved the scenery We walked from the railway restaurant and back. 10km total two hours at a light pace to finish.

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Allie Ostrom
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Amazing views of the lake. The trail is very flat and easy to navigate, even with a stroller. We arrived at the parking lot just before 7am and found lots of spaces available. The lot was full before 9am when we returned. Be sure to sit on the rocks at the end to enjoy the beautiful views! If you arrive for the sunrise, stick around for a while to watch the water become more blue as the sun gets higher. Highly recommend!

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Shaleen Smyrski
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We had a great time here. we parked at the lower lot and walked up to the lake without any problems. I pushed the stroller and we did the lower trail with ease. we had a great day

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