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
3.7 km one way; 595 m elevation gain; 3 to 4 hour round trip
6.3 km one way; 585 m elevation gain; 4 to 5 hour round trip
8.6 km to pass; 640 m elevation gain; 6 to 7 hour round trip
Kicking Horse Pass Viewpoint
1.7 km round trip; 49m elevation gain
Ptarmigan Valley Viewpoint
3.4 km round trip; 281m elevation gain
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.