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Waterton Lakes National Park boasts world class hiking trails with unparalled scenery and the opportunity for many wildlife encounters. There are 255 km (191 miles) of managed trails in Waterton Lakes National Park ranging in difficulty from short jaunts to steep advanced treks that can take days. A variety of the trails can be used for different purposes, hikers, equestrian trails, and bicycling. Many of Waterton's trails also lead to large trail systems in Montana's Glacier National Park and in British Columbia's Akamina-Kishenina Provincial Park.

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Hiking Trails of Waterton

Below are listed some of the hikes & shorter strolls of Waterton Lakes National Park. These range short 15 minute hikes to 8 hour long day trips. Please follow the links to learn more about the individual hikes and examine maps, what to bring on your hike, safety & trail etiquette, wildlife encounters you can expect to occur and more important information.

Trail Trailhead Distance (One Way) Time (One Way) Elevation Gain
Easy Strolls Town site Town Loop 3.2km (2 mi) 1 hour minimal
Emerald Bay loop Town site 2 km
(1.2 mi)
45 min. minimal
Linnet Lake Across Gov't. Compound 1 km (.6 mi) 30 min. minimal
Cameron Lakeshore Cameron Lake 1.6 km (1 mi.) 30 min. minimal
Akamina Lake Cameron Lake 0.5 km (0.3 mi.) 15 min. minimal
Red Rock Canyon Red Rock Canyon 0.7 km (0.4 mi.) 20 min. minimal
Blakiston Falls Red Rock Canyon 1 km (0.6 mi.) 30 min. minimal
Moderately Easy Lower Bertha Falls Town site 2.8 km (1.8 mi) 45 min. 150 m. (429')
Crandell Lake From Red Rock Parkway 2 km (1.2 mi) 1 hours 100 m. (328')
Crandell Lake From Akamina Parkway 1.2 km (0.7 mi.) 45 min. 100 m. (328')
Wall Lake, B.C. Akamina Parkway 4.5 km (2.7 mi.) 2 hours 165 m. (512')
Moderately Difficult Bear's Hump Visitors Center 1.4 km (0.9 mi.) 40 min. 200 m. (656')
Goat Lake Red Rock Canyon 6.3 km (3.5 mi.) 2 hours 400 m. (1312')
Crypt Lake Crypt Landing 8.6 km (5.4) 3-4 hours 700 m. (2296")
Carthew-Alderson From Cameron Lake 19 km (12 mi.) 6-8 hour 600 m. (1968')
Wishbone (to Lower Lake) Chief Mountain Highway 10.5 km (6.2 mi.) 2-3 hours minimal

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