Bertha Lake

West Glacier, Montana

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This is a day hike or short backpack from Waterton townsite to Bertha Lake. 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.
Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks

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Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

This is a day hike or short backpack from Waterton townsite to Bertha Lake.

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.

© 2012 Erik Molvar/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: West Glacier
Distance: 3.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Best Spring through Fall
Local Maps: N/A
Driving Directions: Directions to Bertha Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

9/12/2006
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Trails.com has been informed that the campground at Crypt Lake is no longer available for use.


7/25/2001
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The trail was scenic and exciting. Getting to the lake was well worth the trek.


7/7/2001
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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.


7/17/2000
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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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