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Waterton Hiking Trails

Length Trail Trailhead Distance
(return)
Time
(return)
Elevation
Gain
Short Hikes and Strolls Townsite Townsite loop 3.2 km loop
(2 mi)
1 hour minimal
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emerald Bay Loop Townsite 4 km loop
(2.4 mi)
1.5 hours minimal
Prince of Wales Emerald Bay 2.0 km loop
(1.2 mi)
45 minutes minimal
Linnet Lake
*barrier free access
Dock area across from Warden Office 1.0 km loop
(0.6 mi)
20 minutes minimal
Cameron Lakeshore Cameron Lake 3.2 km
(2 mi)
1 hour minimal
Akamina Lake Cameron Lake 1.0 km
(0.6 mi)
30 minutes minimal
Red Rock Canyon
*hardened surface
Red Rock Canyon 0.7 km loop
(0.4 mi)
20 minutes minimal
Blakiston Falls Red Rock Canyon 2.0 km
(1.2 mi)
45 minutes minimal
Crandell Lake Crandell Campground 4.0 km
(2.4 mi)
1.5 hours 150 m
(492')
Crandell Lake Akamina Parkway 2.4 km
(1.5 mi)
1 hour 100 m
(328' )
Belly River Belly River Campground 5.8 km
(3.6 mi)
2 hours minimal
Lower Bertha Falls Townsite 5.6 km
(3.4 mi)
1.5 hours 150 m
(492')
Bears Hump Visitor Centre 2.8 km
(1.7 mi)
1 hour 200 m
(656')
Half Day Hikes Forum Lake, BC Akamina Parkway 8.0 km
(4.9 mi)
3 hours 300 m
(984')
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wall Lake, BC Akamina Parkway 11.2 km
(7 mi)
4 hours 165 m
(541')
Summit Lake Cameron Lake 8.0 km
(4.9 mi)
3 hours 305 m
(1000')
Lineham Falls Akamina Parkway 8.4 km
(5.2 mi)
3.5 hours 200 m
(656')
Lower Rowe Lake Akamina Parkway 8.0 km
(4.9 mi)
3 hours 250 m
(820')
Rowe Meadow Akamina Parkway 10.4 km
(6.5 mi)
4 hours 350 m
(1148')
Upper Rowe Lake Akamina Parkway 12.6 km
(7.8 mi)
5 hours 500 m
(1640')
Bertha Lake Townsite 11.4 km
(7.1 mi)
4.5 hours 500 m
(1640')
Snowshoe Red Rock Canyon 16.4 km
(10.2 mi)
5 hours 150 m
(492')
Goat Lake Red Rock Canyon 12.6 km
(7.8 mi)
5 hours 400 m
(1312')
Full Day Hikes Lakeshore Trail Waterton Townsite-cam return by boat 13 km (one way)
(8 mi)
3-4 hours 125 m
(410')
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horseshoe Basin Bison Paddock 21.3 km
(13.2 mi)
5-7 hours 350 m
(1148')
Wishbone Chief Mountain Hwy. 21 km
(13 mi)
6-8 hours 50 m
(164')
Crandell loop access from Akamina
and Red Rock Parkways
20.6 km
(8.1 mi)
6-7 hours 200 m
(656')
Crypt Lake Crypt Landing 17.2 km
(10.7 mi)
6-8 hours 700 m
(2297')
Carthew-Alderson
*Requires
transportation to, or back to, trailhead
Cameron Lake or
Cameron falls
18 km one way
(11.1 mi)
6-8 hours 650 m
(2132')
Blakiston Valley Red Rock Canyon 20.2 km
(12.6 mi)
5-7 hours 350 m
(1148')
Twin Lakes Red Rock Canyon 22.8 km
(14.2 mi)
7-9 hours 300 m
(984')
Avion Lakes Red Rock Parkway 22.6 km
(14 mi)
7-9 hours 600 m
(1969')
Multi-Day Hike Tamarack Trail Akamina Parkway - Red
Rock Canyon
*requires
transportation to, or
back to, trailhead
31.6 km
(19.6 mi)
2 days 600 m
(1969')

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