Plain of Six Glaciers, Banff National Park

#4 of 29 in Trails in Banff National Park
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Plain of Six Glaciers offers awe-inspiring views, wildlife encounters, and the option to rest and refresh with a cup of hot tea. Moderately challenging and heavily trafficked, the hike starts at Lake Louise shoreline and finishes at the teahouse. Along the way, you'll pass tall cliffs ideal for rock climbing, an area with avalanche chutes, a narrow valley, meadows, and alpine groves. The last section of the trail near the ascent is quite steep and slippery, but the views from the top are well worth the effort. Note that dogs must be kept on leash. Before you head to Banff National Park, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Banff National Park travel planner, to make sure you see all that Banff National Park has to offer, including Plain of Six Glaciers.
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  • Nice hike, not too hard, passing through the tea house and lake louise. We started the trail at 7h45 am and there was nobody. Took 4h roundtrip with lunch break, 14km total. I recommend! Nice view of....  more »
  • This might have been my favorite trail during our Banff stay. We arrived on the first tuesday in October. We had no problem getting a parking spot as there was a slight drizzle that day so it was not....  more »
  • Breathtaking views
  • Na lake Agnes hoort dit er ook bij.

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