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Carthew - Alderson Trail

Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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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 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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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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Spokane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This hike is best done from the Cameroon Lake trailhead as a one way hike down to the town side trailhead which comes out by Cameroon Falls by the campground. I took the hiker's shuttle to the Cameroon Lake trailhead which departs Tamarak Outfitters at 0830 every morning in the high season. Its best to buy your ticket a day... More

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Regina, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great hike however I can not recommend the bus from the Tamarack store to the trail head. Drive yourself to the trail head and hike to the ridge and Carthew Lakes then hike back the same way you came in. The 6.5km from Alderson Lake down to town are VERY boring, long and tedious on a narrow trail with bad... More

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