Carthew - Alderson Trail, Waterton Lakes National Park

#3 of 6 in Trails in Waterton Lakes National Park
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
You'll discover some of Canada's most rugged scenery as you trek along Carthew - Alderson Trail, winding through a diverse landscape consisting of pine forests, azure lakes, jagged peaks, and barren valleys almost reminiscent of a moonscape. You can catch a shuttle bus to the starting point of the trail and take another home after your 8-hour trek. Remember to pack plenty of food and water with you, as you won't find any supplies along the trail. For Carthew - Alderson Trail and beyond, use our Waterton Lakes National Park online road trip planner to get the most from your Waterton Lakes National Park vacation.
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  • Our first long hike of our visit. Fairly easy to Alderson lake, more challenging to Carter’s with some scree and steep parts. Wonderful meadows and glades to walk through  more »
  • A very memorable hike. Starts at Cameron Lake and ends back in Waterton. The first people we walked past said cheerfully "hope you see a bear!" With those well wishes and night coming quickly, this....  more »
  • If you want a hike to challenge you and offer amazing views, this is it! Hiked this trail with our Backroads Hiking group - a total of 13.5 miles, 2,300 ft elevation gain! This hike goes 5 miles up....  more »

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