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

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My favorite hike in the park

OMG don't leave Waterton without seeing Bertha Falls. It is a shorter hike than most - only 45 min to and hour to the falls from the trail head - if you feel like it keep going... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

OMG don't leave Waterton without seeing Bertha Falls. It is a shorter hike than most - only 45 min to and hour to the falls from the trail head - if you feel like it keep going to Bertha Lake - another hour - it is a quiet, sweet little mountain lake that is peaceful and absolutely worth the trek.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We did this hike on our first day and just went to the falls. We should have planned it for the second day and went all the way to the lake. The falls were beautiful and mesmerizing. We walked up the side to get a better view and it was worth it.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Love the falls, the mountains are awesome and it is worth seeing! Doesn't take long right out of Waterton

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Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Perfect for a half day hike with some great views. The first half of the hike up to the falls is very easy, but when hiking up to the lake, the switchbacks become steep and challenging for a mountain run, but the swim at the end is worth it.

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Bertha falls is okay, just like any other falls. And as mentioned, the trail to Bertha Falls is easy, minimal effort is needed. Bertha Lake is stunning! It might be harder, with steeper trails and a lot of switchbacks, but it is definitely worth while. Always be aware of bears while hiking in Waterton, they are not harmful as long... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Waterton Lakes National Park

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