The trail can be snowy and muddy.
Starting from the Mazama Ridge
Trail intersection, run west through meadows and snow patches over mostly level ground. Cross an intermittent stream that eventually feeds into Lake Louise. Continue west, gaining elevation on the hillside before settling back down to a simple traverse. The forest is thick here and bugs can be a nuisance. After a gentle short descent, the trail ends at a saddle bisected by the Lower Lakes