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A good hike

We parked at the parking lot to hike to the falls. The hike is a steady climb and a relatively easy... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
Vicki R
Jacksonville, Florida
Worth the hike!

I would call this a moderate hike. I had to take a couple of rest breaks on the way up. The forest... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Orem, Utah
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

We parked at the parking lot to hike to the falls. The hike is a steady climb and a relatively easy hike. This part of Waterton was heavily damaged by last year's fire, which is evident with destroyed trees. Seeing this devastation a year after...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

I would call this a moderate hike. I had to take a couple of rest breaks on the way up. The forest here burned just last year and I was amazed to see all the beautiful new life of the forest. The waterfall itself was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

The trail is not steep but head steadily upward for much of the distance to Bertha Falls. We returned to the parking lot on the same trail and going back down is tough on the knees and ankles as the impacts there are greater when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

We didn't know what to expect when we looked it up but we were in for a medium hike. It was about a 3 hour hike round trip, that was including taking about a half hour throughout the hike. Some really awesome views towards the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cindi K
Reviewed September 13, 2018

The main falls are towering above the trail and have a bridge that crosses over the base. When you are hiking to the falls, a lot of people seemed to be stopping at a small fall that was a little down stream from the large...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Most of Waterton area was ravaged by huge forest fire October 2017. The Bertha Falls trail is one of the few that's open. Trees are burned but ground cover is green and returning. Hike is still a beautiful view of the lake and surrounding mountains....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BMaud1
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The overall hike is a little over 2 miles each way. There is a small parking lot but no bathrooms at the trailhead. There is additional parking down the hill on the street. Hiking to the Falls, it's a moderate to easy uphill climb. Throughout...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank timcyuen
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We took a day trip from the east side of Glacier NP, where we were staying. Choose the Lower Bertha Falls hike as our activity while visiting the Canadian side of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Kids (ranging from 5-8) and adults enjoyed the beautiful...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank emstead
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Very nice short hike (approx 1.5 hrs). We started the hike at 7:30 am which was great as there were very few people on the trail even on the weekend. Falls are very nice.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank eyeswideopen8952
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Very scenic and remote late. Hike around the perimeter. Scene changes all the time. Strenuous hike up but worth it. Especially with the 2017 burn. Very interesting scenery through the burn zones.

Date of experience: July 2018
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October 5, 2017|
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Response from JJawandering | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know the trail is closed. Best for you to check the trail status report on the Parks Canada, Waterton website. You could also give them a call.
Kelly F
June 16, 2015|
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They might find a few bears ..