Plain of the Six Glaciers Trail

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Plain of the Six Glaciers Trail is a 13.5 kilometer heavily trafficked 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, trail running, and horses and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
732 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

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1 day ago

Great hike-a bit dicey at the end because of the cold and snow was coming harder than we expected. On a clear day I think it would have been much better! Views are so incredible we just stopped and soaked it all in along the way.

2 days ago

Amazing views!! I've done this hike a couple times now and it never gets boring!! Definitely recommend.

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5 days ago

just perfect!

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8 days ago

First snow of the year. Beautiful.

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9 days ago

Wow. This hike has some of the most amazing views and vistas we have ever seen. It is definitely a challenging trail with a lot of climbing but it is well worth it. You start with a stroll around Lake Louise which is awesome by itself before starting up into the woods. After a little bit you come out into the clear and onto the side of a cliff where you climb for a while. The views are outrageous. Eventually you head back into the woods and climb to the tea house. We loved the tea house, but that is our thing. Add a cup of coffee, tea and some cake into an awesome hike and we are sold. Its rustic and you carry out your own garbage, these are pluses not minuses for us. Our hike was Sunday September 10th and we started at 8:50am. There were a lot of people on the trail, but it was not overcrowded.

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