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Address: Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Long but so worthwhile

This is one of the best hikes we've ever done. Challenging, even terrifying in parts and the wind was ferocious. But oh what views!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Caminoista
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Vancouver, B.C. Canada
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Vancouver, B.C. Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the best hikes we've ever done. Challenging, even terrifying in parts and the wind was ferocious. But oh what views!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing hike from Cameron Lake to the town site of Waterton at Cameron Falls. Between Crypt Lake and Carthew - Alderson Trail its a toss up :) The hike is long but not a difficult one. The views are best at the beginning of the hike and it's best to dress warm as the wind is strong and cool at... More 

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Thank Jason F
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fairly long, but beautiful hike. We took the bus to the trailhead today and hiked along Cameron Lake, over the mountain summit and back to the townsite. Still some snow, but fun to slide down the hill:)

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Thank Bleenda
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Visitors from Europe enjoy the magnificent scenery and wide-open spaces of the Canadian Rockies. It is a somewhat difficult trail with exposure traversing a scree saddle to a wind-swept peak with astounding views of surrounding mountains cascading into forest-clad valleys. Possibility of seeing wildlife.

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Helena, Montana
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288 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I first hiked this trail in 1972 with my dad and brother, and then rode it on horseback with my wife and kids in 2000. Most recently, my wife and I hiked it again in September 2015. Carthew-Alderson is truly a world-class hike in terms of scenery, vegetation and wildlife. In more recent years, it has been advertised as one... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Wow ....and did I say Wow! This is a very challenging but worthwhile hike. What an experience at the ridge! Great vistas and lakes!

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Brenham, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I just got off the trail! We left cameron lake at 10 a.m, and finished the hike in 6.5 hours at Watertown village so we did the entire hike which is 20.1 km. It was rated difficult and it is. Who ever wrote the review that it is uphill at the very start and the fairly level is not correct!... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

This hike is absolutely amazing. Really worth the effort- but the hitch is that it takes lots of effort indeed 😁. We did it with our kids aged 8 and 10 - was a huge challenge but was an amazing day. The views are constantly changing. We saw 3 marmots along the way as well as some mountain goats. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Thought my husband and I were going to experience the fantastic 360 degree view, but too much smoke from the Glacier Park wild fires. No matter, the sights are still amazing as you head down from the peak. You pass by numerous waterfalls, beautiful lakes, unique rock formations, and a variety wildlife (marmots, mountain goats, grouse, etc.) Definitely worth taking... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I took the trail to Summit Lake while others in our group when the full length of the trail. The hike to Summit Lake was a relatively gentle steady uphill to the lake and a gentle steady downhill back to the lake at the base of the trail. The round trip to summit lake is a nice half day hike... More 

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