Plain of the Six Glaciers Trail

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Plain of the Six Glaciers Trail is a 8.4 mile lightly 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 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
8.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2401 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

lake

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

hiking
16 hours ago

4 days ago

We unfortunately could only make it to the start of the plains due to deep snow higher up. You would probably need snowshoes to be able to traverse the whole way at this time.

7 days ago

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16 days ago

1 month ago

August 2, 2014

hiking
1 month ago

Worth it! Got to see a couple avalanches while at the top.

3 months ago

love it so much I worked there

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome hike! The view is absolutely breathtaking and the trail is decently challenging. We chose to continue on after the teahouse toward the lookout which was definitely worth it. The only real downside is how busy it is, but once you leave the trail around the lake, the crowds lessen.

5 months ago

It's beautiful at this time of the season. Will need spikes on the shoes and but depth of snow is increasing daily.
You will keep on stopping every few meters to take pictures. Very few hikers on the way when reaching the Tea house and above.
Must for those who are into taking scenery pictures.

hiking
6 months ago

Excellent Hike. Starts at Lake Louise shoreline and finishes at the Tea house. We opted to push on to the Glaciers lookout and we were glad we did. Beautiful awe inspiring views. We even saw an avalanche on Mt Lefroy...bonus. On the way back we did the Big Beehive Highline Trail to Lake Agnes and then back down to Lake Louise. Due to this add-ons we would rate this as moderate (Plain of 6 Glaciers Hike) to hard (Big Beehive Highline Trail) due to the steepness of the Hike on the latter. However the views from the top is well worth the effort especially if you do go to the hut/shelter at the summit. Both Tea houses are great for refreshments and a great place to rest and refresh.

7 months ago

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8 months ago

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8 months ago

Great quick hike! It took us 3.5hr round trip and that's including a lunch break. It was pretty busy so go early to get parking. It's a steady incline (nothing too steep) the whole trail and at the end a small scramble to see the Victoria Glacier. Lots of great photo opportunities and beautiful view of Lake Louise from up top. It's very windy and brisk at the top so bring a wind breaker and gloves. Lots of people with dogs and kids so it's good for everyone.

hiking
8 months ago

Fun trail. Be sure to stop at the Tea House. Continue on to the end to have a great view of the glaciers.

8 months ago

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8 months ago