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Address: Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Activities: Hiking

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An Exhilarating Experience

We did half of the Carthew - Alderson Trail as we started late in the day. It was an 8km trip to the Carthew Ridge Summit and another 8km back. The views to the top were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2014
milanochka
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Ottawa, Canada
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Regina, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Don't get talked into doing the loop the last half is very boring and too damn long. Drive to the parking lot yourself and go up to the top of the ridge, down the other side a bit eat your lunch then go back the way you came. This is what the locals do. We bought the bus trip up... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We did half of the Carthew - Alderson Trail as we started late in the day. It was an 8km trip to the Carthew Ridge Summit and another 8km back. The views to the top were unforgettable. It gets quite windy and cold at the summit so dress appropriately!

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53 reviews 53 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Take the shuttle (make a reservation a few days before as it does sell out) and then walk the whole way back to Waterton. Beautiful and well worth it!

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very windy at the top. Had a great time challenging myself on the trails! Not too steep of an incline or decline!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I can't say enough about this hike! A 6-7 hour hike with varied, spectacular views all along the way. We started at Cameron Lake and finished the day at Cameron Falls back in the townsite. The Alpine lakes are beautiful!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was one of the best hikes I have ever done. Challenging, and so diverse. I could do it every day (if I had the time).

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Met some fabulous folks from Calgary at Tamarrack outfitters who encouraged us to take this hike! It was awesome! We took the 8:30 am shuttle to Cameron lake. This hike has such a variety of landscapes! The scree slopes on ridge just before summit were a bit unnerving for me--- but I just followed my husbands boots and made it!... More 

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Bigfork, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We've been hiking as a group up to 20 years and this hike tops the list! Pure beauty and diverse scenery at the halfway point!

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Calgary, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

- the hike is 1 way, so take the shuttle from Tamarak outfitters in town to the starting point (Cameron Lake), approx. $13.00/per person, leaves at 8:30am and you can book days in advance - the hike ends in town - unreal views, my photos don't do it justice - the first 2/3 of the hike were full of waterfalls... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My wife, sister, brother-in-law, and I made this 12 mile hike in late July from the trailhead back to town. My first hint is to sign up for the once per day shuttle from town to the trailhead that leaves at 8:15 am. We managed to financially coerce the owner of the shuttle service to take us over about 30... More 

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