Larch Hikes

Every September, the needles of the alpine larch turn a spectacular yellow-gold. The Lake Louise area is a popular destination for fall hiking experiences. In addition to the popular Larch Valley hike, there are many other fabulous trails in and around Lake Louise to explore the fall colours.

Consider checking out one of these unique trails:

Lake Agnes Tea House
3.4 km one way; 385 m elevation gain; 2 to 3 hour round trip

Plain of Six Glaciers Tea House
5.5 km one way; 420 m elevation gain; voted #1 on Tripadvisor for the last 2 years

Saddleback
3.7 km one way; 595 m elevation gain; 3 to 4 hour round trip

Taylor Lake
6.3 km one way; 585 m elevation gain; 4 to 5 hour round trip

Boulder Pass
8.6 km to pass; 640 m elevation gain; 6 to 7 hour round trip

Hikes from the Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola:

Kicking Horse Pass Viewpoint
1.7 km round trip; 49m elevation gain

Ptarmigan Valley Viewpoint
3.4 km round trip; 281m elevation gain

Pika Trail
2.5 km round trip; 140m elevation gain

For more information about the trails, inquire at the Lake Louise Visitor Centre for the Lake Louise Day Hiking brochure or visit Parks Canada. For information on the trails at the top of the scenic sightseeing chairlift at the Lake Louise Gondola, visit the Wildlife Interpretive Centre at the Lake Louise Gondola, Restaurant and Interpretive Centre.

Click the red sections to view specific hiking trail information.