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Cycling
Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada


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Snowshoe Cycle Trail
16.4 return
Trailhead; Red Rock Canyon parking lot

This abandon fire road is wide with an uphill grade. (some sections are steep). The trail follows Baunerman Creek to Shoeshoe Warden Cabin and offers spectacular views of the surrounding peaks. This is true backcountry and several creeks must be forded. Cycling is not allowed on trails to Castle Divide or Goat, Lone, or Twin Lakes. However, this is an ideal trails for a bike & hike trip to any of these locations.

Akamina Pass Cycle Trail
1.3 KM one way
Trailhead: 14.4 KM along the Akamina Parkway

Advanced riders will enjoy this short but relatively steep former roadway in to British Columbia. The wide trail leads cyclists through pleasant sub alpine forest and is best known for its challenging grade. From the Pass, cyclists can continue into the Akamina-Kishinena recreation Area in British Columbia.

Wishbone Cycle Trail
21 km return
Trailhead; 0.5 km along Chief Mountain International highway

Wide and flat describes the first half of this old wagon road that takes you through aspen forest and grasslands. mountain peaks, lakes, wildlife and water fowl can be expected along the way. The last half of the trail is narrow and frequently overgrown. At 8.2 km along the trail the cyclist will encounter the Vimy trail that branches to the east. The Vimy trail is for hiking. The cycling trail ends at Wishbone backcountry campsite. Cyclists can leave their bikes and continue on the Bosporus Trail to Crypt Landing (trailhead to Crypt Lake).

Crandall Loop Cycle Trail
4 km to 20.6 km for the entire loop. Trailheads:
a) Crandall Lake trailhead, 6 km along the Akamina Parkway:
b) 6 km along the Red Rock Canyon road, turn onto Canyon Camp road: cross the bridge, keep right to get to trailhead parking lot for Crandall Lake;
c) Waterton town site - This trail offers cyclists a variety of possibilities. Starting from the town site it can be ridden as a challenging loop around Crandall Mountain. Cyclists can use this trail parallel to Red Rock Canyon Parkway through Crandall mountain campground to the trailhead for Crandall lake. Follow this trail past Crandall lake back to town.

Shorter rides are possible by starting from trailheads a) or b) and riding uphill to Crandall Lake and returning to the trailhead. Total distance from either side is approximately 4 km return.

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