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Best Hiking Trails in Alberta in the Lake Louise Area

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Best Hiking Trails in Alberta in the Lake Louise Area

Best Hiking Trails in Alberta in the Lake Louise Area

  

After taking in the Edmonton Folk Festival this summer, you may want to explore some of the great hiking trails in Alberta. The best hiking trails are located across a number of different areas of Alberta, from Bighorn, Banff, Canmore, Jasper and Clearwater County to many closer in proximity to the cities of Calgary and Edmonton. Many of these beautiful hiking trails wind and weave their way through forests and provide excellent views of both the mountains and the lakes. When you set out of any of these hikes, try to start out early so that you get a parking spot. You might like to know that some of the water is actually drinkable, so you can drink in the whole experience! Below is a description of a few of the best hiking trails in and around the Lake Louise area. Most of the trails are surrounded by trees with occasional views that amaze along the way.

The Moraine Lake Shoreline Hiking Trail

The Moraine Lake Shoreline and Rock Pile is only a three-kilometre hike, offering a great view of Moraine Lake and a collection of nearby summits all over 10,000 feet called the Ten Peaks. Only taking 45 minutes to complete, it is rated as easy and does not go up in elevation at all. If you walk up the Rock Pile nearby, you can also see the Tower of Babel nearby.

The Lake Agnes Teahouse Hiking Trail

Just 6.8 km in length, the Lake Agnes Teahouse Hiking Trail is one of those trails that winds its way through a forest. The teahouse is located right near a fantastic waterfall that pours out of Lake Agnes, where you can actually sit and drink tea while you rest. The trail takes just under three hours to complete, and is rated moderately difficult. The elevation gain is 385 metres.

The Plain of Six Glaciers Hiking Trail

This is one of the most spectacularly scenic hiking trails in Canada, and we are lucky to have it right here in Alberta!  Part of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Trailhead, this hike is 10.6 km in length, takes around four hours, has a 365 elevation gain, and is just a moderate climb. Enjoy the views of the mountains that encircle Lake Louise – Mount Victoria, the Victoria Glacier and Mount Lefroy.

The Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass Trail

Offering more great views of the Ten Peaks, the Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass is a 11.6 km trail that takes four or five hours to complete. It is possible for more experienced hikers to continue on to the Mount Temple summit from here, which has an elevation of 3,543 m.

Saddleback Pass and Mount Fairview Hiking Trail

The 11,000-foot Mount Temple is viewable from here, and after you hike the four hours or so to get here, you won't be disappointed! This 7.4 km trail is rated difficult though, so be sure you have done a fair bit of hiking before you start out on this amazingly stunning hike.

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