Upper Bertha Falls and Bertha Lake Trail

MODERATE 33 reviews

Upper Bertha Falls and Bertha Lake Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Waterton, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2234 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
5 days ago

Didn't make the Upper Falls as still too much snow. Good walk anyway.

hiking
16 days ago

Would have been great but it is still snowed in. We made it farther than most since we had poles and proper hikers on, but still couldn't make it to the lake. The falls are beautiful though! I'd love to try again in summer.

hiking
18 days ago

We hiked Bertha Lake trail yesterday but unfortunately, due to the snow, we weren't able to make it all the way to the lake. About 3/4 of the way up we hit feet upon feet of snow, no trails or signs of trail left, and didn't have snowshoes to go any further. After turning around and making our way down we took the detour to Bertha Bay. The only wildlife we saw was the Big Horn Sheep and its baby that followed us on the Bay trail and some paw prints at the top in all the snow.
Great day for a hike.

4 months ago

Great 1/2 day hike. Take a lunch and dine lakeside!

backpacking
7 months ago

My dad took us on this trip ages ago - it must have been in the late 90's. I still remember him jumping bare-butt into the lake and coming up screaming due to the cold. Haha - good memories. Would like to do this one again someday. We were able to get an 'off-road' stroller with a toddler in and out without issues.

hiking
7 months ago

This was an easy hike with limited views. The Bertha falls were the half way point and also were most of the tourism stops, because from here on, the real climbing begins.

hiking
8 months ago

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hiking
9 months ago

Didn't go all the way to the lake, only to the falls as we ran out of time! However it was a very well marked and maintained trail with beautiful views all along Waterton Lake. The water was low enough mid summer to climb on the first waterfall. The second waterfall was a beautiful curtain! Can't wait to go back to this one and make it all the way to the lake!

9 months ago

9 months ago

Beautiful hike up to the falls. A great beginner or family hike. I personally don't think the remainder of the trail up to the Lake is worth it.

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9 months ago

good hike for the family.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

A nice easy hike to the falls. The kids weren't too challenged. Great views.

hiking
10 months ago

walking
10 months ago

We only went as far as the falls. Moderately easy trail to do with kids. Breathtaking views