Lower Bertha Falls

MODERATE 30 reviews

Lower Bertha Falls is a 5.3 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Waterton Park, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
197 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

snow

3 hours ago

Nice, easy hike. A lot of traffic. Close up of recent 2017 fire. Would recommended continue up to Bertha lake itself.

12 days ago

This trail was extremely crowded today, lots of children and dogs (many off leash). Because it is so accessible, there are many inexperienced hikers that lack trail etiquette (hiking side by side, not yielding to those traveling uphill). if you get past the falls and hike to the lake, the issue resolves itself. it is interesting and sad to see the remnants of the recent fire.

15 days ago

We hiked Bertha Falls with our three teenagers. It was a fairly easy hike with manageable elevation gain. Much of the hike is through one of the burn areas from the 2017 fire, so there is very little shade. Use your sunscreen. It was actually fascinating to see the burnt trees close up, as many of them were shedding the burnt bark and still alive (I think) underneath. You can also see the views to Waterton Lake through all the burnt trees, but as there were typical summer fires in the Western states and Canada, it was a bit hazy. Lastly, the Falls themselves are really beautiful with cool diagonally sheared rocks. Note that several of the trails in Waterton are closed (or the roads that get you to the trails), so this one, being one of the few that is open, was more crowded than usual.

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17 days ago

Overcrowded if you go mid day but still beautiful.

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21 days ago

Fairly easy. Good for beginners/first time hikers. Unfortunately, the trail is not as green as before due to forest fires.

1 month ago

it is open again as of today and I hear it is spectacular this year with lots of flowers

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2 months ago

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

2 months ago

Went August 2017 before the fire.

6 months ago

More an FYI than a review, this trail is currently closed according to the lady at the front gate. Hope it's open again in the spring.

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11 months ago

We hiked this on Sunday, Labor Day weekend, and the trail was very crowded given the holiday and that many of the trails in the park are closed due to wildfires. It was a pretty hike with unusual falls.

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