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Address: Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
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One of the Best Hikes Of Wateron

This is one of the best hikes I found around Waterton. It's around 17 km roundtrip starting on the east side of Waterton Lake. You will need to get a water taxi or canoe ride... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014
Luke M
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Canmore, Canada
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Canmore, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is one of the best hikes I found around Waterton. It's around 17 km roundtrip starting on the east side of Waterton Lake. You will need to get a water taxi or canoe ride over from town or it's a long trek in from the beginning of the park to the start of this hike. The trail climbs consistently... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We got on the ferry in Waterton Village right after breakfast and motored 15 minutes to a point on the far shore of the lake to begin our hike. It is uphill all the way for over two hours. There's woods in the beginning but then you ascend into open meadows where stunted trees and small shrubs struggle to survive.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I've hiked throughout Canada from East to West and Crypt Lake Trail has to be the one of the best day hikes hands down! The ferry is pricey (about 20$), however the beautiful scenery sure surpasses the cost. It took about 3 hours each way, plus time spent at the top, so it's recommended in the summer to arrive at... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I'm not an avid hiker and not in the greatest of shape but I try to get out two or three times a year on various trails with moderate to sometimes difficult ratings. This one being categorized as difficult was definitely one of the more challenging hikes I have ever taken. This is a great hike for anyone looking for... More 

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Indian springs, al
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a long strenuous hike with a big payoff if you can overcome the fear of the obstacles at the end. My husband just couldn't go on but got far enough so that he waited while I got to where I could see the lake. He says it was worth the hike even though he didn't make it to... More 

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Harvard, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Excellent, but hikes in Glacier are far superior. Ferry cost is a bit high for a 10-minute ride. Buy tickets in advance at peak times to avoid disappointment.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This hike has it all - you jump on a boat to get to Crypt Lake Landing and as you commence the ascent through the foothills the vegetation is dense and lush (we did it on the Labour Day weekend in September). There are several waterfalls on the way - we had the recommendation to do the deviation to the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I loved the ferry ride up to the starting point of the hike. Was my first long hike in about a year, so it was tough, but enjoyed it quite a bit!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Don't get me wrong. The lake was nice, the boat ride was scenic, and the 50m tunnel/ladder is really neat, but there are way nicer hikes in Waterton Lakes National Park that are free or that require backcountry camping. Also the reward to effort ratio just isn't there. I was disapointed considering how much hype there is and how much... More 

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Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Take the early boat in and the late boat back to get the most of your day. The trail is very steep in some locations, particularly near the start and the last 1.5 miles before the 60' tunnel. The drop off the side of the trail before and after the tunnel can be a little disconcerting if you are afraid... More 

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