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“Quite a climb”
Review of Crypt Lake Trail

Crypt Lake Trail
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is quite a long hike and steep in places, we never got to the top as we had smaller kids with us but it is beautiful . There is a chance of bears so be noisy and stay in a group for safety. The lake is at the end and top of the trail.

2  Thank gail s
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

My husband and I have done this hike numerous times ourselves, with friends, and family. It is a gorgeous hike with great photo opportunities and different scenery changing as you progress. We have seen grizzlys a couple times (no where near the path, rather the lakes below) which is pretty neat, but seeing bears in Waterton is no tough feat. I'm very timid of the ledge you have to hold onto the steel cable with, but in the end it is worth it. We will definitely hike it again, it's one of our regular hikes and would encourage anyone to try it. You will not be disappointed!!

3  Thank DKazakoff
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

14 or 15 k round trip if you skip the Hell's Falls detour. It\s all hard work and very narrow untill the last couple of k. It\s a great destination and i was lucky to have been first to the lake and back in Waterton by 1515.

Thank John W
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

This hike was very fun! The views, different sceneries, waterfalls are incredible!! You do need to be careful w/ your steps along the ledge, in the tunnel and along the steel cable, but I took my time and it was no problem! We visited Waterton off-season (end of Sept) so there were only about 20 of us on the entire trail!

It was a little stressful to have time constraints (ie. needing to finish at 5:30pm when the boat comes to pick you up). However, we turned out to be "average hikers" (actually more toward the end of our group) and finished w/ about 15 mins to spare.

There is a pit toilet right near the lake too.

I think that you do need to be in above average shape to finish this 11 mile hike. There is a lot of uphill and few places to rest on the narrow portions. Plus, you can't take your sweet time or you'll miss the boat!!

4  Thank yellowbear613
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

After a short boat ride you hit the trail. Amazing vistas, waterfalls, tunnels, meadows, alpine lake. Crypt lake is breath taking that words will never describe. Half day adventure that you should experience, wait until late spring or early summer though unless you want to trudge through a bit of snow near the end of the hike.

1  Thank Ken B
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