Akamina Pass, Wall and Forum Lake Trail [CLOSED]

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Waterton Lakes National Park

Akamina Pass, Wall and Forum Lake Trail [CLOSED] is a 19.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Improvement District No. 4, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 19.3 km Elevation Gain: 1,191 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

cross country skiing

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mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

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no shade
8 months ago

We biked/hiked into Wall Lake from Waterton Townsite on September 5, 2019, two days after it was "opened". The trail to Akamina Pass is clear, but nothing has been cleared past there. There are many downed, burnt trees on the trail to Wall lake but it is still very passable on foot. The trail signs have all been burnt off, so be aware of that. The last 100m. around Wall Lake was unburned.

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Mon Aug 13 2018

Such a beautiful trail. I did this hike in August of 2017 right before the Kenow fire burned it's way through Waterton Park. this trail offers such unique views of Waterton National Park, Glacier National Park and Akamina Provincial Park. Would definitely suggest ascending on the Forum Lake side of the trail and descending on the Wall Lake side. An absolutely stunning hike. This is a difficult trail, but it's not so hard to discourage a reasonably in shape person. Most of the hike is on top the ridge at high elevation. 10/10 would recommend.

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Thu Jun 14 2018

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.

Sat May 26 2018

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

Sat Feb 24 2018

Awesome hike!! Would definitely do it again. Breathtaking views!!

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Mon Oct 23 2017

Went as far as Wall Lake, good place have lunch and enjoy the view.

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Wed Aug 23 2017

Took us 6 hours to do the whole loop with a few breaks. Amazing views from the top. Would definitely recommend a light jacket for the ridge as the wind can be chilling.

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Tue Aug 01 2017

We just did the into Forum Lake and back to the parking lot portion of this hike. May try the full circle another time. We went mid July and the bugs were pretty thick so bring bug spray. After Forum Falls you climb for a while to the lake. The lake is beautiful and the falls are awesome too.

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Sun Jul 30 2017

some scramble and steep paths but do-able for fit people, I walked with kids ages 3-10 and mom, exceptional kids. This trail is for experienced hikers, bring poles and warm clothes for mountain weather, as well as cleats for early and late season

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Sun Jul 30 2017

One of the most beautiful hikes I've ever done. Lots of gorgeous wild flowers, amazing views. The only downside is a very strong wind at the top, that blows you away

Wed Jul 26 2017

amazing. one of the best. a light jacket would be good for the top. It does get pretty windy. also take the left route first as the climb up is way better then the climb down. but the views are so worth it.

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Thu Jul 13 2017

Han Solo'd part of the Waterton Triple Crown today: Akamina Awesome Ridge! I faced my archenemy (the wind) along the ridge - I would compare it to 2 titans fighting for survival... it was glorious and graceful. I definitely recommend this hike if you haven't tried it yet. Tips: - Remember a windbreaker for the ridge. - I used the AllTrails app for guidance (it helped). - It also seemed better to take the Forum Lake way around for ascending/descending.

Thu Apr 06 2017

July 31, 2016

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Thu Sep 29 2016

Our first Of the three Triple Crown Challenge. One of the best trails, we did the Forum Lake trail, up through the ridge, and down to Wall Lake and back to the road.

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Sat Aug 27 2016

A very amazing hike. Great view of Montana, Alberta and most of the hike in BC. Love the scramble over some challenging terrain. Was a fun hike to complete the triple crown of Waterton

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Sat Jul 09 2016

Amazing hike. Cold and windy up at the summit so prepare for that. Beautiful views. Some cloud and mist. Marmot sighting while scrambling and goat between the summit hump and third hump.

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