Hiking at Lake Louise and the Plain of Six Glaciers in Banff NP - Canada

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One of the most popular hikes in Banff National Park in Canada is a hike near Lake Louise. We park our car on the large, crowded parking lot. Lake Louise is one of the most popular attractions making it always really busy. There is a small village built on the edge of the glacier lake. One may find it nice, for the other the village is affecting the nature around Lake Louise too much.

After getting our backpacks from the car we walk to the glacier lake of Lake Louise. We squeeze ourselves among the tourists to get a view over the Lake Louise and the Plain of the Six Glaciers. We leave the view point and begin our walk along the edge of the glacier lake Lake Louise in Banff National Park. The footpath along the glacial lake Lake Louise can be crowded. Many tourists walk along the lake, but most of them return at the end of the lake before the first small climb up. By the time we walked past glacial lake at Lake Louise, are only serious hikers left. The end point of the hike at Lake Louise in Banff National Park is about two miles beyond the Tea House.

The walking path is very well for hiking. At the parts that really walk up curves are built into the road. And the trail is wide and well maintained. Partly because of the many walkers who walk each year this hike at Lake Louise. We walk up easily and enjoy the beautiful nature surrounding Lake Louise and Banff National Park. Near the Tea House we pause at one of the many benches. Here we look at the path to the real viewpoint, the Plain of Six Glaciers. We walk up the trail where we encounter a sign that the path is no longer maintained. But given the amount people walking the trail, the path will be fine. And soon we are at the viewpoint of the Plain of the Six Glaciers. On a narrow ridge you can climb a little further where you have a better view over the different glaciers Lake Louise filling the glacial lake. And it's worth to walk the last two kilometers as well!

Over the Ridge we walk back to the Tea House and finally back to the parking lot at Lake Louise. We want to walk back along the top, but it's pretty hot (28 degrees in September). At the first exit on the trail to Lake Agnes we decide to descend to the trail towards Lake Louise in Banff National Park. We descend by a circuitous route, but in the end we finally get back on the walkway along Lake Louse.

We walk back to the crowds at Chateau Lake Louise. After a fun but tiring walk we returned to the car. The walk to Lake Louise is one of the most popular hikes in Banff National Park. The walk to the Plain of the Six Glaciers is very highly recommended. The track is very good and the walk is for experienced hikers not very difficult. Unfortunately, it is always busy, but that there is little danger of bears.

Length: 16.2 km
Height difference: 600 m

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