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

6 days ago

The best hike I’ve ever done. Even better, it ends with food, and delicious food at that! I’d do this trail a hundred times over.

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1 month ago

Nice trail. We did not get high enough to see the lake from the mountain or to the tea house (only 2.5 miles up) due to a bear sighting on the trail. Crampons not needed yet, but poles should be used as there are some icy/snowy/slushy spots.

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1 month ago

We did this hike along with the other tea house. If you had to choose between them, this one is the way to go. The hike is less busy, more scenic, and the tea house itself is nicer as well. Easy hike; crampons might help for some slippery parts (early October).

1 month ago

We took a trail and came down from Big Beehive, neither from Lake Agnes nor Chateau Lake Louise. We had a snowstorm when arrived at the second tea shop (first one is on Lake Agnes). Sadly we had to decide to turn back without keep going up, because the trail up close to tea house have big gravels and rocks, which was slippery in snow. There was supposed to be a viewpoint and the trail gets steeper after tea shop. (Until tea shop, the trail is flatter than Lake Agnes trail and The Big Beehive trail). We didn't forget to drop by tea shop quickly. I had a hot chocolate and the BEST cinammon apple pie I ever had! Snowstorm was freezing, but made everything beautiful white world.

1 month ago

Gorgeous hike. A bit rocky near the end.

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1 month ago

Loved it. It has it all. Highly recommend.

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1 month ago

Its best to do this hike early in the morning to avoid the other tourists. There were only a few other people on the trail when we did it, so we were able to appreciate the raw beauty of the mountains and Lake Louise. Its very cold at the lookout so wear layers! But the glaciers are so worth the cold!
You must stop at the tea house on the way down for a hot chocolate to warm up.

1 month ago

Nice easy walk for most part - very scenic and beautiful

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1 month ago

Pretty sweet hike, neat tea house, worth hiking to the beehive.

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1 month ago

Good view of the glaciers and mountains at the end with a great tea house 3/4 of the way there, no real steep inclines so pretty easy hike.

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