Little Beehive via Lake Agnes Trail

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Banff National Park

Little Beehive via Lake Agnes Trail is a 5.6 mile out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,755 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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snow

Great hike. Amazing views. The Tea House closes mid October so if you want to visit make sure you plan. It’s a nice place to stop. The Tea House can get pretty crowded and has tight seating. Make sure to bring cash!

icy
5 days ago

we went there yesterday, the view were awesome of snow covered mountains and lakes. Lots of slush in the trail. Highly recomend to go with proper snow gear.

hiking
2 months ago

Yep loved it! Joined it with little beehive. Lots of cool spots to stop along the way for a good view or a swim! Highly recommend!

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Good views at the top, however you won't make it there without snow shoes! It's quite an easy hike even in winter, need snowshoes though

hiking
4 months ago

Definitely provides the best view of the lakes. If you are looking to go this route, might want to stop by the little bee hive!

icy
snow
5 months ago

Completed this Nov 30. Compacted snow and very easy until the teahouse. Trail is broken to Little Beehive, but not as nice or as compacted as the trail to Lake Agnes.

hiking
icy
snow
7 months ago

hiking
snow
7 months ago

10.27 Snow covered but packed down from traffic.

hiking
snow
7 months ago

Amazing hike! October 27th.Sunny skies and snow capped peaks. Easy way up and quick way down. The turquoise colour of the Lake from Little Beehive was fantastic. A must if at Lake Louise.

hiking
7 months ago

Fabulous hike with spectacular views. The entire trail is snow-covered, but there’s no ice yet, so crampons are not necessary (though I felt better having them just in case). It took me 45 minutes to Lake Agnes and then another 15 to Little Beehive. Take the horse riding trail back down (turn after Mirror Lake) for a more secluded and interesting trail. 5 stars!

hiking
snow
7 months ago

Spectacular trail! We went at the end of September after it had been snowing for a few days. The incline was not very difficult even with snow and all. The trail was very nicely laid out. A little slippery on the way down for sure. I heard it was a heavily trafficked hike but did not face this problem since it was cooler and snow? We were able to comfortably hike at our own pace without too many people passing by us. The whole hike took about 4 hr from lake Louise up to the lookout close to little beehive with lunch stop at the tea house. The tea house was very busy and overpriced for sure, but what do you expect haha. Must say it was a little hard to stay warm past that point, so I appreciated we stopped there for free heat and 10$ ish tea pot lol. Again 20/10 would go again:)

hiking
snow
7 months ago

You can’t go to Lake Louise without doing this hike! The view at the end is absolutely beautiful! Cleets are necessary if you don’t want to fall. Hike is definitely breathtaking in two ways: the hike is quite hard if you are not a experienced hiker, but doable. The view at the top is worth it!

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike! Visibility was poor at the top due to snowy conditions and spikes were definitely needed, especially for the trip back.

hiking
7 months ago

Again, do what Becky said. She nailed it. Bring spikes, they're very helpful, but just running shoes will do if that's all that you have. There is lots of snow, no ice. The shade is very cold and the sun is nice so bring layers.

hiking
rocky
scramble
snow
7 months ago

Great hike. Amazing views. You likely had to climb St. Agnes trail ending at the Tea House. The house closes mid October so if you want to visit make sure you plan. It’s a nice place to stop. The beehive is only about 1.0 kilometer past there. You can then loop back and get back on the St. Agnes trail. Beehive offers fantastic views. I would strongly suggest this one. My favorite yet!!

hiking
snow
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

We did this trail on 10/9. Beautiful clear day with lots of snow on the ground. Arrived around 10am and there was still plenty of parking. Heavy traffic from Lake Louise to the Lake Agnes Tea House but thins out a bit past that. The Tea House was a great pit stop, pretty crowded and tight seating. Nice to have a hot cup of tea and soup. Bring cash. We heard that 10/10 was the last day of service but not 100% sure about that. Little Beehive was a pretty short hike from the Tea House but felt pretty intense. We did have crampons on but not really sure if they were necessary but a good hiking boot is a must. Beautiful views at the top!

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
7 months ago

It’s early October now and there has been some snow and rain so the trails have some muddy places and some snow. Trekking poles would be very helpful. Great views!!!

hiking
icy
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

If an out of shape big girl can do this hike then trust, you can do it. This hike was hard and I took aaallll the breaks but the views are so worth it. Hike a couple km up to Mirror Lake and take some pics, don’t forget to look up and see the Lake Agnes tea house from here. Once you hear the waterfall getting louder and see the stairs you’re almost there!! Continue up for a cuppa and a bite to eat - the tea biscuits and jam are delicious!! There’s bathrooms located here too - hooray!! Continue up to Little Bee Hive for some of the prettiest views you’ve ever seen. I found a quiet spot in the rocks for lunch and some mountain views. Make sure you follow the path to the summit past the look out!! 10/10 would recommend this hike. There are some steep parts, rocky parts, wet parts, and a couple switchbacks.

hiking
8 months ago

The views were top notch but for most of the hike, you're in a forested trail that's a relentless incline. My quads are still angry at me. The snow was a double-edged sword: an unforgettable experience but a lot of parts were very slippery. Once the views start opening up, though, you kinda start forgiving the difficult parts of the hike.

hiking
rocky
snow
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Schöne Verlängerung des Lake Agnes Trails. Die Aussicht in alle Richtungen ist super und die Pfade sind etwas weniger stark frequentiert, sobald man das Tea House hinter sich lässt.

hiking
8 months ago

Worth making the short side trip from the Lake Agnes tea house if you’re not going to go to the Big Beehive. The toilets are on the way up which is handy

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