Panorama of the Moraine Lake Rockpile and Lakeshore hike near Lake Louise, Banff National Park
Trail of the Moraine Lake Rockpile and Lakeshore hike near Lake Louise, Banff National Park

hikes Around Lake Louise

Region in Banff National Park, Alberta
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hikes Around Lake Louise

Hiking in Lake Louise is spectacular, with incredible mountain lakes, stunning peaks and regular wildlife sightings. The hikes near Lake Louise include those around Lake Louise, Moraine Lake as well as across the highway in the beautiful Skoki region. If you want to explore the best hiking trails around Lake Louise, we're here to help.

The best hikes around Lake Louise include hikes that are great for families with kids, as well as some challenging, full-day hikes best suited to experienced hikers. What is common is the mesmerizing lakes, which draw visitors from around the world. If you're looking to plan your next trip to Lake Louise, check out our list of the top hikes below.

THE TOP 10 HIKES AROUND LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA

  1. Moraine Lake Rockpile and Lakeshore (3.4km, 38m, 0.5-1h): The most popular hike near Lake Louise, the Moraine Lake hike has incredible views on an easy-to-travel trail. This route a must-do for anyone visiting Lake Louise or Banff National Park.
  2. Paradise Valley Circuit (20.3km, 1045m, 7-9h): One of the most difficult hikes near Lake Louise, but worth the effort. This hike has it all: spectacular views, beautiful lakes, waterfalls and much more.
  3. Plain of the 6 Glaciers (15.0km, 420m, 4-6h): A classic hike near Lake Louise. This popular hike travels along Lake Louise up to a Tea House – and beyond to a wonderful glacier viewpoint.
  4. Mount St. Piran (12.5km, 970m, 4.5-6.5h): One of our favorite hikes near Lake Louise! Great views and an optional off-trail descent over the top for experienced hikers. A stop at the Lake Agnes Tea House en route makes this a stunner!
  5. Eiffel Lake and Wenkchemna Pass (17.1km, 720m, 6-7h): It’s hard to imagine this hike is the #5 around Lake Louise, as it would be #1 in many other places on earth. This hike brings you to the beautiful Eiffel Lake and a remote valley where you feel the nature is all your own.
  6. Skoki Lakes (Zigadenus and Myosotis) (25.7km, 965m, 7-9h): Skoki Lakes is an epic hike in the Skoki region near Lake Louise. This route takes in Boulder Pass, Ptarmigan Lake, the Skoki Lakes (Zigadenus and Myosotis Lakes) and then Deception Pass before coming back. This is especially pretty in Autumn.
  7. Mount Fairview Summit (9.3km, 955m, 3.5-5h): One of the best summit hikes near Lake Louise, this hike takes you to a bird’s-eye view of the world-famous Lake Louise below.
  8. Redoubt Lake via Boulder Pass (21.9km, 715m, 6-8h): The hike to Redoubt Lake is an underappreciated hike in the Skoki region near Lake Louise. Hiking to Redoubt Lake takes you on a wonderful hike and showcases some of the best larches in the Canadian Rockies.
  9. Sentinel Pass (13.6km, 925m, 4-6h): A stunning hike with incredible sights back to the Valley of the 10 Peaks and down to Paradise Valley from the pass. In autumn, this becomes one of the most popular hikes in Banff National Park thanks to the larches changing colour.
  10. Consolation Lakes (5.8km, 135m, 1.5-3): Perfect for beginners, this hike near Moraine Lake leads to stunning views at a mountain lake.
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The best hikes Around Lake Louise

Trail of the Moraine Lake Rockpile and Lakeshore hike near Lake Louise, Banff National Park

01. Moraine Lake Rockpile and Lakeshore
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3.4km 38m 0.5-1h

The Moraine Lake Rockpile and Lakeshore trail in Lake Louise provides one of the best… Read More

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Trail of the Paradise Valley Circuit hike in Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta

02. Paradise Valley Circuit
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20.3km 1,045m 7-9h

Quite simply, this is a top hike. On the Paradise Valley Circuit trail, experience spectacular… Read More

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Scenery from the Plain of the Six Glaciers hike in Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta

03. Plain of the 6 Glaciers
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15.0km 420m 4-6h

A classic hike in Banff National Park, the Plain of the Six Glaciers guides you… Read More

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Scenery from the Mount St. Piran hike in Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta

04. Mount St. Piran
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12.5km 970m 4.5-6.5h

Mount St. Piran is a beautiful hike, taking you high above Lake Louise with spectacular… Read More

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Trail of the Eiffel Lake and Wenkchemna Pass hike in Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta

05. Eiffel Lake and Wenkchemna Pass
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17.1km 720m 6-7h

The Eiffel Lake and Wenkchemna Pass trail includes a stunning climb up from Moraine Lake… Read More

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Trail of the Skoki Lakes in Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta

06. Skoki Lakes
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25.7km 965m 7-9h

Skoki Lakes is an epic hike in the Skoki region near Lake Louise. This route… Read More

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Trail of the Mount Fairview Summit hike in Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta

07. Mount Fairview Summit
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9.3km 955m 3.5-5h

Get the complete Lake Louise experience from the summit of Mount Fairview. This trail is… Read More

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Trail of the Redoubt Lake via Boulder Pass hike in Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta

08. Redoubt Lake via Boulder Pass
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21.9km 715m 6-8h

The hike to Redoubt Lake is an underappreciated hike in the Skoki region near Lake… Read More

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Trail of the Sentinel Pass hike in Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta

09. Sentinel Pass
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13.6km 925m 4-6h

The Sentinel Pass hike offers the opportunity to spend a few hours with some of… Read More

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Trail of the Consolation Lakes hike near Lake Louise, Banff National Park

10. Consolation Lakes
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5.8km 135m 1.5-3h

The Consolation Lake trail is a favorite family hike near Lake Louise, and can be… Read More

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Yes, there are more than 10

Around Lake Louise is so beautiful that we can not give you only 10 hikes. So here is a list of bonus hikes in Around Lake Louise that you should take a look at as well

Trail of the Lake Agnes Tea House hike near Lake Louise, Banff National Park

11. Lake Agnes Tea House
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7.5km 353m 1.5-4h

The Lake Agnes Tea House hike is an enjoyable trip up to a charming lake… Read More

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Scenery from the Hidden Lake hike near Lake Louise, Banff National Park

12. Hidden Lake
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17.0km 610m 5-7h

Hidden Lake is a very pretty lake in the Skoki Region. There is also a… Read More

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Trail of the Lake Louise Ski Hill hike in Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta

13. Lake Louise Ski Hill
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2.1km 110m 1-2h

If you have kids, taking the gondola up the Lake Louise Ski Hill is a… Read More

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Scenery from the Lake Annette hike near Lake Louise, Banff National Park

14. Lake Annette
Difficulty

11.4km 323m 3-4.5h

Although the least frequented valley in the Lake Louise area, the Lake Annette trail is… Read More

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