Explore the most popular forest trails in Waterton Lakes National Park Of Canada with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
16 hours ago

I did this hike on June 2018. My husband and I loved it. Had some difficulty, some thrill, and beautiful scenery the whole way. I do highly recommend you pack a couple beers with you. It would have been really nice to crack a couple at the lake as a few others did. I do believe that people should take this hike seriously as it’s not necessarily super difficult for folks that hike, but the ferry that takes you across ended up leaving a couple ladies that were way behind. I believe it went back later to pick them up for a cost. If you do this hike in June there are lots of mosquitoes since the snow is melting and there is standing water.

I have done this trail a few times, mainly to complete the Triple Crown and the Fantastic Four (which Pearls Cafe no longer does). Not on of my personal favorites compared to the other hikes for the Triple Crown but still gorgeous scenery.

une fois rendu au sommet, quel vue.. a faire absolument!

beautiful little hike, would definitely do it again.

A nice easy hike, can be a bit crowded as the lower portion is very popular, but spectacular lake at the end, great to have lunch at. I hope it reopens this year.

hiking
9 days ago

Love doing this hike when I'm just looking to do some easy hikes in a day. Hope it reopens next year.

I've done this hike three times now, love the views from the top. It is one of my favorite hikes in Waterton.
I will have to do this again, once they open the trail again, to see how different it looks after the Kenow fire of 2017.

hiking
10 days ago

Saw a bear within 1.2 km on the bike trail. Constant climbing from Wishbone Trail junction on Vimy Peak Trail. Snow covered trail near basin. Ascent the south Peak with great views Waterton Lakes and prairies.

16 days ago

Just a heads up, this trail is currently closed as of June 7, 2018

Sadly you won't likely be able to hike this in 2018. Its a fabulous hike over amazing terrain so stay tuned.

This hike is currently closed as a result of the wildfire but stay tuned as it may open midsummer. Its a great family hike to beautiful falls. A similar option is Rainbow Falls but you need to take the boat cruise and your passport.

mountain biking
18 days ago

Beautiful way to enter Waterton.

Went August 2017 before the fire.

Went August 2017 before the fire.

Went in August 2017 before the fire. It was a good place for kids to play, but not much of a hiking experience.

Went in August 2017. Glad we got to see it before the fire.

Not busy at all. We almost made it out and back without seeing another soul. Was disappointed we couldn’t get closer to the waterfall.

walking
20 days ago

Gorgeous trail! Easy flat hike, beautiful scenery.

I have done parts of this hike and wanted to do the ridge this year but it looks like it will be closed for 2018 due to last year's fire

hiking
29 days ago

closed for 2018 due to wildfire damage. was a good good trail, well marked, somewhat steep but busy. great view over Waterton townsite

on Bear's Hump

hiking
1 month ago

The hike itself is nothing spectacular, just lots of switchbacks. What really makes this hike worthwhile is the amazing view of Waterton Lake and the townsite. Absolutely stunning view and well worth the time and effort!

hiking
1 month ago

It’s an enjoyable hike and worth the effort and time, but also a little over-rated. It’s scenic and the hike through the tunnel is an experience.

1 month ago

Due to the Kenow fire in September 2017 this trail is closed until further notice.

hiking
1 month ago

A steep walk but fairly short hike. Worth the view at the top.
Children can climb it. Family friendly
Any tourist to the area should make the climb just for the view alone; it is spectacular.

Great hike. Loved the hike. Was very hard, but we took a lot of water and rested often so it all went great. Even got rain when we got at the top.

on Wishbone Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail which comes to a fork to head up to Vimy Peak. Made it part ways up but too much snow. Beauty of a day though!

backpacking
1 month ago

Beautiful views, and a good challenge. From lakes, rivers, meadows, scrambling, bushwhacking, and a little ridge walking, this trail offers a great variety. The trail is longer, and with the other trails around can be a loop or an out and back. It’s hard to follow in certain areas, especially through the forest because it’s so overgrown and looks more like a game trail. But definitely one of my favourite hikes. Can be done in two days, but would suggest spending at least two nights.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is an absolutely beautiful hike! Lots to see and take time with. The first half of the trip (day 1) was extremely long so be prepared to be exhausted when you reach the campsite! There are parts of the train that are grown over and is a challenge to get through as you have to climb over and under fallen trees! All in all, a challenging yet gorgeous hike!

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