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Plain of the Six Glaciers Trail

Banff National Park

Trailmap for Plain of the Six Glaciers

Hiking Difficult

14 km
612 m
612 m
3-4 hrs
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2.2 km
Plain of the Six Glaciers Trail Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's not remote, it features high exposure and is typically done between April and October. From a low point of 1.7 km to the maximum altitude of 2.2 km, the route covers 14 km, 612 vertical metres of ascent and 612 vertical metres of descent.


Hiking the Plain of the Six Glaciers trail



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between April and October


  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers

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