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Address: Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 4038592362
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Beautiful hike in one of the most beautiful national parks. Get there early to get the boat (which is reasonably priced), especially if it's a nice weekend day as it can get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
nikstravels123
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful hike in one of the most beautiful national parks. Get there early to get the boat (which is reasonably priced), especially if it's a nice weekend day as it can get quite busy. The boat ride over is quick, and you get a nice view of the surrounding mountains. The hike itself is gorgeous. Most of it is not... More 

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Vancouver, B.C. Canada
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hike was very enjoyable but I certainly wouldn't rate it over Carthews-Alderson. The latter is more spectacular as well as more challenging. In fact, the many mentions here about "the risk factor ' discouraged my partner from doing it, which was a big mistake. For experienced hikers it's no problem at all.

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Austin, Texas
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hike starts with a boat ride across the lake, then a 5.4 mile hike with 2,585 feet of elevation gain. The lower section is not so steep switchbacks in heavy vegetation, but the upper switchbacks are in the open and much steeper. You will see several large waterfalls along the way. And then, as others have described, you will... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The trail is pretty fun and well kept! Our trail-book showed a pretty steep elevation toward the end, but it didn't feel that way because the switchbacks slope gently and are well laid-out for great views. Half the hike is in trees, much appreciated in the sun; lot of plant-life for bugs & bears, so I might recommend bug &... More 

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Steinbach, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this hike is one of the best I've ever done! The route is isolated, full of amazing vista's throughout! The scree is easy to traverse & the tunnel is agonizing fun!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rated as one of the best hikes in Canada and for good reason. You will pass by 2 waterfalls, thick vegetation, crawl through a 70 foot tunnel, climb up a 10 foot ladder, scurry around cliffs with some steep drop offs, navigate multiple switchbacks and end at a gorgeous lake right by the border of Canada and US(the far end... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super fun hike. Be sure to take the early boat if you can. If you are an able hiker, you will finish with lots of time to explore and still take the early return boat.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely one of the most beautiful, strenuous and challenging hikes in Waterton Lakes and Glacier National Parks. We strongly suggest that everyone in your party take a close look at all of the great TripAdvisor member photos before he or she signs up for the challenge. The photos will let everyone know what they are getting in to... More 

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Pincher Creek, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I just did the crypt lake hike found it to be a moderate hike took 3 hours to get to lake, was a few steep parts but overall not to bad. My wife is a bit afraid of heights but never even flinched at the cave part and cable walk. Beautiful lake with mountain background. Recommend taking the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a hiker. However after seeing some pictures from this hike I decided that I have to give it a try! I went there with my husband, dog and another couple. Our friends gave up after the first 20 minutes and decided that they just stay hanging out there and wait for us to come back. Yes, I... More 

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