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Bertha Falls

Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Banff, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The hike is about 3km long and doesn't involve much elevation gain (approx 150m) but gives lots of opportunity for photos of both the town and Lake. The falls themselves are good to watch. The water runs in a groove between rocks so angular that it looks almost like they've been man-made. There are benches to rest on and a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
54 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Referring to this as Bertha Falls is completely misleading. There are at least three waterfalls along Bertha Creek. Two of the waterfalls take about 45 min to get to. The first is unnamed. The second is Lower Bertha Falls (Bridal Veil Falls). The unnamed falls and Lower Bertha Falls (Bridal Veil Falls) are less than 100m apart. You know wen... More 

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Golden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Beautiful hike up to an amazing waterfall and then onto a gorgeous alpine lake, takes 4 hours round trip some steep climbs, and switchbacks but our 7 year old did it OK and the lake is spectacular, well worth the hike.

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DeForest, Wi
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Our kids were whiners on this one! It is long. We did see bear poop which was the highlight for them. the views were great at one stop off point. The falls were nice but not as nice as Cameron Falls. It is about an hour to the falls and longer if you are going to the lake. Bring water... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great hike for family- beautiful destination- the Falls! Tougher going up than back- perfect! Within town site- easy to find.

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Sydney,Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Nice hike abouit 21/2 hours with excellent Upper Waterton Lake views, falls themselves nice if not spectacular, also passes Cameron Falls near the village.

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Edmonton, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The falls are beautiful, and the hike relatively easy. It is definitely more advanced than Blakiston Falls Hike (starting at Red Rock Canyon), but the scenery is great. We once kept on going to Bertha Lake, but we don't plan to go that far again, as there is a lot of walking in the trees without much scenery, and once... More 

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Alberta
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91 reviews 91 reviews
19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I visit Bertha Falls every time I go to Waterton. It's a nice easy hike to the falls. The hike to Bertha Lake is quite a bit further and much steeper, but definitely worth the work! The switchbacks make it easier to ascend than other trails that just go straight up. The hike is well travelled, but not so busy... More 

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Toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

About 15 km drive from the town site to reach the trailhead. Easy 40 minutes hike to two magnificent viewpoints of the falls. Plenty of water cascading down even in mid-August. One of the most beautiful bridal veil falls that I have seen. Amazing photography, with a small crowd around you.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Bertha falls is a great hike because it starts in the Waterton townsite and it's a well sheltered, easy grade hike that almost anyone can do. It's about a 6km round trip, so 3 hours should be plenty of time if you stop and enjoy the view a few times. Take water and a snack. The trail is well defined... More 

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