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Crypt Lake Trail

Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-859-2362
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Stunning and a little bit more adventaruous

A great hike for all ages and especially with children (age 6 and up) just a little bit more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joost Alex A H
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Antwerp, Belgium
Great hike

If you are half thinking of doing this hike- then do it Walking across the snow was the worse bit... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Whybs27
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Okotoks, Canada
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Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
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"natural tunnel"
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"short ladder"
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"elevation gain"
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"first aid kit"
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"earliest ferry"
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"lots of water"
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Reviewed 2 days 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.

Thank Joost Alex A H
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Reviewed 4 days 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

Thank Whybs27
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

This trail had long been on my bucket list and finally did it this summer. Absolutely spectacular and glad I did it before the fires.

Thank hikingflo
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

I call this my one and done hike. It was so invigorating, fun, hard and scary! This was our third 10+ mile hike in the same amount of days, so we weren't sure how exhausted we would be, but we even beat some of the...More

2  Thank julieb8
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

A must do if you are in Waterton. It might be somewhat challenging for some but it is worth it. Get out and play!

1  Thank Brian D
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

This was a crazy hike along cliff edges, up the ladder, through the tunnel and then the part where you hang on to the cable! My husband and I are in relatively good shape even though we are 60 and we made it! Had a...More

3  Thank Sue_in_Raleigh
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dharmening
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Response from Whybs27 | Reviewed this property |
The area where the cable is, is about 2 feet wide. I thought that bit was ok. If she is athletic I’m sure she would be ok. Please wear bug spray. I did and still got 15 Mozi bites
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