Bertha Lake Trail

Waterton Park, Alberta T0K 2M0

Bertha Lake Trail

Bertha Lake Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Many hikers on the Bertha Lake Trail enjoy the trailside benches and picnicking at Lower Bertha Falls, yet the 21 switchbacks to reach Bertha Lake provide visitors with Upper Waterton Lake views, waterfalls, and craggy peaks, and make it one of the most popular hikes in Waterton."

More Bertha Lake Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"A day hike or short backpack from Waterton townsite to Bertha Lake, 3.5 miles (5.6 km) one- way. This popular day hike from Waterton townsite follows the shore of Upper Waterton Lake, then climbs a side valley past waterfalls to reach an alpine lake. For travelers who make the climb to the lake, a campground offers opportunities for a short overnighter.

The trail begins in a stand of aspens, climbing gradually as it follows the western shore of Upper Waterton Lake. As the trail rises above the lakeshore, there is a mixed forest of lodgepole pine, which thrives in extreme environments."

Bertha Lake Trail Reviews

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9/12/2006
Trails.com has been informed that the campground at Crypt Lake is no longer available for use.
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7/25/2001
The trail was scenic and exciting. Getting to the lake was well worth the trek.
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7/7/2001
The scenery was great. The trail challenging for a beginner/intermediate prairie girl. The lake at the top was a great place to relax and cool off the feet.
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7/17/2000
We had beautiful weather and beautiful scenery. All the wildlflowers were out and the views were spectacular. Going through a small cave is lots of fun, with a bit of scrambling aided by cables. Near the top of the hike you can stand on top of the huge waterfall that you've been viewing for half the hike. A short bit further you come to your reward - a beautiful alpine lake with a small snowy glacier at one end. Definitely worth the hike!
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Trail Information

Waterton Park
Nearby City
7
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Year-round
Season
Fishing
Additional Use
Waterfalls, Views
Features
Waterton Lakes National Park
Local Contacts

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Oct 2018