Lake Agnes and Big Beehive
ElevationAscent: 1,892' 577 m
Descent: -1,891' -576 m
High: 7,342' 2,238 m
Low: 5,910' 1,801 m
GradeAvg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 51% (27°)
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“Iconic hike to Lake Agnes Tea House followed by Big Beehive for views of Lake Louise & Bow Valley.”— Hayley Cashdollar
Family Friendly The Tea house is an unusual hiking treat - makes for a challenging and rewarding adventure.
After your recharge, continue along the Lake Agnes shoreline to the far west side of the lake. After reaching the west side, continue uphill towards the south to start the hike to Big Beehive. Here the trail becomes a series of grueling singletrack switchbacks - mind your step! At the summit of Big Beehive there is a small structure for protection from rain. Scramble through the area for views of Lake Louise, Bow Valley, and Lake Agnes below. Return to the Lake Agnes Tea House using the same path taken to Big Beehive.
To leave Lake Agnes Tea House, cross the south-facing bridge to a series of staircases on the other side of the waterfall. Taking this route ensures that hikers are not passing each other on the staircases, which can often be slippery. Continue on the dirt track until reaching Mirror Lake. At Mirror Lake, bear right to continue on the Lake Agnes trail all the way to the parking lot.
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Land Manager: Parks Canada - Banff National Park