Bertha Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park

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Bertha Lake is a popular hiking destination within Waterton Lakes National Park. A well-accessible trail leads through a thick forest and offers beautiful vistas of mountain landscapes and several falls you'll pass along the way. From the base of this particular waterfall and up the slope of Mount Richards, the hike gets more challenging as the path becomes increasingly steep, leading through a series of switchbacks. To visit Bertha Lake and get the most from your holiday in Waterton Lakes National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Waterton Lakes National Park online trip planner .
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  • Easy hike up to the falls, a bit harder of a hike if you continue on to the lake - but absolutely worth it!  more »
  • The hike to the falls is easy with some nice views along the way. From the falls to the lake is a 1000 foot vertical gain in 2 miles. The lake views are great and there is a 3 mile easy trail around t...  more »
  • My family (husband and two daughters aged 15 and 13) enjoyed this hike on a very sunny August day. The portion to the falls was fairly busy but everyone we came up behind was courteous enough to let u...  more »

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Where to stay in Waterton Lakes National Park

You can't stay in the heart of Waterton Lakes National Park, so your best bet is to base yourself in the township of Waterton and head on day trips from there. This can be difficult if you're on a budget, as the majority of accommodations in Waterton are resorts, hotels, and suites catering to a luxury-seeking clientele. If you're prepared to battle it out against nature, you can make your trip more affordable by pitching a tent at a local campsite. Make your reservations well in advance if visiting between May and September.
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