Lake Agnes and Plain of the Six Glaciers

Distance: 4.4 - 11.2 miles (loop)

Banff National Park, near Banff in Canadian Rockies

Waterfall tumbling from the Victoria Glacier

Waterfall tumbling from the Victoria Glacier

 

Amazing views of Mount Lefroy, Mount Victoria and six glaciers along with a trip to scenic Lake Agnes and the Big Beehive are the highlights of this terrific loop hike in the Lake Louise Valley.
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  • Distance: 2.2 miles (one way) to Lake Agnes
    3.3 miles (one way) to Big Beehive
    11.2 miles (loop) to Plain of the Six Glaciers Viewpoint
  • Elevation: 5,720-ft. at Trailhead
    7,003-ft. at Lake Agnes
    7,450-ft. at Big Beehive
    7,490-ft. at Plain of the Six Glaciers Viewpoint
  • Elevation Gain: 1,283-ft. to Lake Agnes
    447-ft. to Big Beehive
    974-ft. to Plain of the Six Glaciers Viewpoint
  • Difficulty: moderate-strenuous
  • More Hikes in:
    Banff / Lake Louise / Canadian Rockies

Why Hike Lake Agnes and Plain of the Six Glaciers

Soaring peaks, glaciers and scenic lakes are the hallmarks of this classic hike visiting the main attractions in the Lake Louise Valley; Lake Agnes, the Big Beehive and the Plain of the Six Glaciers. Ambitious hikers will also what to climb the Little Beehive, a side trip that adds a mile to the hike.

Lake Louise and the hike’s various destinations are quite popular, so don’t expect solitude on the trail. My advice is to get an early start to beat the crowds. As with most hikes, the further you get from the trailhead the fewer people you will find along the path.

Elevation Profile

Elevation Profile for Lake Agnes and the Plain of the Six Glaciers Loop hike

Trail Resources

Trail Photo Gallery / Trail Map

Basecamp(s) Information:
Banff / Lake Louise

Region Information:
Canadian Rockies

Other Hiking Regions in:
Alberta / British Columbia