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Plain of Six Glaciers Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.0 mile 3.1 kilometer point to point
77% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,081' 330 m
Descent: -48' -15 m
High: 7,166' 2,184 m
Low: 6,125' 1,867 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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Trail shared by Karl W

A more strenuous climb from the Lakeshore Trail to the tea house with awesome views of glaciers, mountains, and cliffs.

Karl W

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

The trail starts from the Lakeshore Trail at the southwest end of the lake. The trail steadily climbs up the valley offering excellent views of the lake behind you and mountains all around. It will exit the forest into fields of moraines. Thus, you'll have unrestricted views of the glaciers and mountains.

Nearly at the end is an old Tea House built by Swiss mountaineers. The tea house servers tea and snacks, but does run out. You can continue along the ridge of a moraine to some even better views of the glaciers at the end.

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  4.5 from 4 votes

#2

in Lake Louise

#5575

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#2

in Lake Louise

#32

in Alberta

#5,575

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The advantage to sporadic rain: a rainbow over Lake Louise.
Feb 4, 2017 near Lake Lo…, AB
Mount Aberdeen stands prominently in the distance from the Plain of Six Glaciers Trail.
Feb 4, 2017 near Lake Lo…, AB
Come experience the super-cozy Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House in Banff National Park.
Feb 4, 2017 near Lake Lo…, AB

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