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Perspective from older, reasonably fit hikers:

Perspective from older, reasonably fit hikers: Take the 8:30 boat out and book the 5:30 boat... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Leslie M
One of Our Favorite Hikes in the World!

My wife and I have hiked many amazing trails all over the world and the Crypt Lake Trail is right... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
StylinScotty
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Perspective from older, reasonably fit hikers: Take the 8:30 boat out and book the 5:30 boat back. On June 30 we booked the 9 AM boat and made it back to the dock area at 5:15 PM. We made it on the hike through the...More

1  Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have hiked many amazing trails all over the world and the Crypt Lake Trail is right up there in terms of the best hike we've ever done. The trail is challenging but not as daunting as many of the reviews make...More

Thank StylinScotty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped of by Ferry with 80+ other hikers. Walked in single file for 1 hour until people started spreading out. Many stopping or turning back. Strenuous hike at some points. Surrounded by breath-taking views the entire way. Crypt Lake is stunning. Remember, it is a...More

Thank drewmaccormack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A 3 km boat ride from town brought us to the trailhead, followed by 20 Kms of wooded trails and too many switchbacks over scree faces to count. Add in a natural tunnel through the rock face, a support cable along a 3' wide path...More

Thank dave g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great hike for all ages and especially with children (age 6 and up) just a little bit more exciting than the average hike, with a boat ride start a very small rock climbing finish and the rewards of a hanging lake.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are half thinking of doing this hike- then do it Walking across the snow was the worse bit - in my opinion, the ladder, tunnel and cave were ok It took us 3.5 hrs to get to top. We didn’t have time to...More

1  Thank Whybs27
Reviewed May 27, 2018

A quick boat ride to the trail head is well worth your time! Crypt lake is gorgeous! Make sure you pack a lunch if staying the day or spend the night camping - you won't regret it!

Thank Natalie M
Reviewed March 28, 2018

i went on this hiking trail with some friends in summer, this hiking trail does not disappoint its tough and ruff, but its so much fun.

Thank Seth G
Reviewed February 13, 2018

Not for the faint of heart, or afraid of heights, but even though I'm both, I'd do it again. I did this for my 60th birthday and the views were incredible.

2  Thank Cheri L
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

If there is one hike to do, this is the one. The beauty of this scenic hike is unmatched. The variety in this hike is awesome, from a boat ride across the Waterton Lakes to a crawl thru a short tunnel. Spectacular!

1  Thank Ed B
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There is a kiosk in the village where the boats are. The village isn’t big so it’s easy to find. Do take bug spray with you and enjoy!!
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