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Address: Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Family Hike

We hiked to Bertha Falls as a group of 11. A good hike for different levels as 4 of our group turned around at the falls and the remaining 7 went on to hike to Bertha Lake. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kristin603
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hiked to Bertha Falls as a group of 11. A good hike for different levels as 4 of our group turned around at the falls and the remaining 7 went on to hike to Bertha Lake. A rainy and cold day but the lake up top was so serene. Great hike, would do it again and recommend it to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really great hike! It's pretty steep, but the view at the end is absolutely spectacular. Lots of different types of scenery and a lot of different view points.Make sure you have good sturdy shoes, extra layers and a lunch to enjoy at the lake! Bertha took us about 8 hours to complete.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A reasonably easy hour each way hike with some elevation gain and a beautiful cascade falls as a reward. We did not continue on to Bertha lake which would add another mile each way. The views along the way were stunning. Highly recommended!

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Thank Dimitrivaz
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its not long (5km) but its a good work out. Very popular and when you reach the falls you can see why. Falls are beautiful and the path to get there well worn. Dense brush all around - saw a few deer. Great views of Wateron Lake along the way. Very kid friendly too.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful 1.5 hour hike to lovely falls just outside of the Wateron townsite. A great trail for kids and adults alike, though it can be a bit rough for those with reduced mobility as there is a lot of undulation and bare rock. Be prepared for the hike to take 1 - 1.5 hours if you are not used to... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hike to the falls replete with wildflowers in bloom. A lot of beargrass amidst intense greenery. Falls were powerful and mesmerizing. You can sit on the rocks and watch and listen to the falls comfortably. Beautiful and refreshing.

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Whitefish
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hike to the lower falls is mostly easy with a couple of spots that take effort. The falls look and sound nice and the 'chute' is an interesting geological formation. If you decide to go up to Bertha Lake, be prepared for some strenuous sections that are up and long. There are over twenty switchbacks. But, as is often... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fairly easy hike with some elevation gain. The falls are nice. The hike is suitable for small children. Well worth it. If you have more time continue up to Bertha Lake.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We hiked this trail with our 4 kids ranging in age from 3-12 as well as grandparents. (3yr old in backpack). My six yr olds had no problems doing this hike. It is a pretty hike but busy as lots of tourists. We made it to the falls only as not sure the kids could make it to the lake.... More 

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Kansas City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This is a very nice hike that can be enjoyed by the entire family. It is not very strenuous and offers several photo ops. Lots of pretty flowers and scenery along the way. Sunscreen and water are a must.

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