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Address: Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: 4038592362
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Nice hike but potentially dangerous

Great hike! Lots of switchbacks with 2200 feet of elevation. Last 1/2 mile has a very narrow trail with falloff that would be fatal! There is a steel cable to hold onto! Also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Charleston
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Charleston
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hike! Lots of switchbacks with 2200 feet of elevation. Last 1/2 mile has a very narrow trail with falloff that would be fatal! There is a steel cable to hold onto! Also features a narrow cave that is confining even if you are slender, especially with your backpack. But if you want a thrill and ate fit, it is... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an all day hike, we caught the 8:30 boat over and took the 4pm boat back. You gain a pretty good bit of elevation throughout the hike, and views are beautiful. Not for the faint of heart...towards the end you climb a tiny narrow metal ladder, walk through a dark and narrow tunnel, and then have to scale... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband I had experienced this trail when we used to live in Canada. At first, you take a boat to a point we start hiking. The boat will come and pick you up from the late afternoon, so you have to finish all the hiking course and wait for the boat at the same place. Wow, wow! the view... More 

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Thank Miyuki0404
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a really great hike and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We caught the 9:00am ferry to crypt landing and started the hike around 9:20am. (Ferry tickets were $24/per adult). The hike starts off fairly easy, with elevation slowly rising. After about an hour into the hike, it becomes pretty rocky. The only thing that i didn't like about starting... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike was really different from other trails we have hiked. As others have mentioned: there is some pre-planning (getting a ticket for the boat shuttle, bringing layers, and lots of water) involved and it is a tough hike (lots of switch backs and elevation gain). The hike is interesting: the first few miles are alpine (read: covered), then the... More 

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Thank Kate L
Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had not done this hike in 20 years and really enjoyed it again. After a CAD $24 per person (return), 15 minute boat ride across Waterton Lake to the trailhead, my son and I disembarked with 60 (!) other hikers and were swept up the trail in a wave of humanity. It was August long weekend, one of the... More 

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't let the reviews scare you out of doing this hike. It is fine for the average person. The views are well worth it. It is a must do in Waterton. You hike, climb a small ladder, duck through a tunnel, and arrive at a beautiful glacier/lake

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

8.5 kms with 700m of elevation gain featuring a ladder, 60 ft tunnel and then a cable to hold for support As you inch up the last exposed bit with 600ft of air beneath you!! In 2014, National Geographic listed this on "The world's 20 most thrilling hikes" list. Yes it's thrilling!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the most part, this beautiful and unique hike is easily accomplished by healthy people of any age. What makes it moderate in my books is the tunnel and cliff traverse near the top of the climb which is frightening for children and the timid. Otherwise, one of the most unique and spectacular hikes our family has done.

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hike has it all: boats, a ladder, a natural tunnel, and a cable for traversing a cliff face. It was good fun, very exhilarating and should not be missed!!!

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