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Address: Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
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We loved this hike! We took the first hiker shuttle from town and had an amazing day. The variety of breathtaking sites along the way was outstanding! It was tough, though. Not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
dfries10
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Concord, New Hampshire
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Concord, New Hampshire
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this hike! We took the first hiker shuttle from town and had an amazing day. The variety of breathtaking sites along the way was outstanding! It was tough, though. Not for the "flip-flop" crowd. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone afraid of heights either. Out of our two weeks hiking in the Glacier/Waterton area, this adventure ranks among... More 

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

We started this trail from Cameron Lake - took the shuttle to trailhead which is mandatory (and free) in 2016 due to closure of the Akamina Parkway. Simply outstanding!! The views are breathtaking. 650m climb in the first 8 kms and then 1,100m of downhill in the next 10 or so - that's harder than you might think!! We chose... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of four took seven hours to hike the 12.5 mile Carthew-Alderson trail. It is interesting throughout, but the section from Summit Lake to Alderson Lake is truly breathtaking. This was one of the best days of hiking in my life, due to the unique topography, geology, and Alpine landscapes reminiscent of the Swiss or Italian Alps. This trail... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started the hike from Cameron Lake, a beautiful spot in itself. I strongly recommend starting as early in the day as possible, as it gets quite hot on the way up. (And the sun wasn't directly overhead when we went). At the top, definitely go the extra bit to the rock viewpoint, you can see down in all directions.... More 

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Vancouver, B.C. Canada
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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Thank Caminoista
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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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6 reviews
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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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306 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 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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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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