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Big Beehive Trail

Intermediate
 3.5 (4)

This short trail through rugged scenery leads to a high viewpoint overlooking lakes and mountains.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.7

KM

Point to Point

7,326' 2,233 m

High

7,080' 2,158 m

Low

97' 29 m

Up

272' 83 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Lake · Views

Due to a bug in Google's mapping of the area, the elevation profile is incorrect for this trail.

Description

Big Beehive Trail starts at the Lake Agnes Teahouse on the east end of Lake Agnes. The trail is flat as it heads west on the rocky north shore of Lake Agnes. This is an open area with great views of the dramatic peaks that surround Lake Agnes. After about one third mile, the trail veers left to go around the west end of Lake Agnes following the shoreline.

About a half mile from its trailhead, Big Beehive Trail begins climbing a steep series of switchbacks to the ridge on the south side of Lake Agnes. This climb is on a steep, thinly wooded hillside. The views of Lake Agnes below become more and more dramatic as the trail climbs.

About 0.8 miles from the trailhead, Big Beehive Trail arrives at a trail junction on the ridge top. Continue straight (northeast) here to go to the Big Beehive Lookout at the end of Big Beehive Trail. The remaining 0.3 miles of the trail are over rock and low vegetation with awesome views in all directions. Lake Agnes, Lake Louise, and surrounding peaks can be seen.

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Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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  3.5 from 4 votes

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in Lake Louise

#19087

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#10

in Lake Louise

#90

in Alberta

#19,087

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Photos

Lake Agnes
Jul 25, 2018 near Lake Lo…, AB
Waterfall next to Lake Agnes tea house
Jul 25, 2018 near Lake Lo…, AB
Lake Agnes from teahouse.
Oct 21, 2016 near Lake Lo…, AB
Lake Agnes, looking north from high on Big Beehive Trail
Oct 9, 2017 near Lake Lo…, AB
Devil's Thumb, looking southwest from high on Big Beehive Trail, on a snowy September day
Oct 9, 2017 near Lake Lo…, AB
Lake Agnes from west shoreline.
Oct 21, 2016 near Lake Lo…, AB

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Aug 4, 2018
Tessa Woods
Jun 26, 2018
Sarah Pihl
Sep 21, 2017
Joan Pendleton