Carthew - Alderson Trail, Waterton Lakes National Park

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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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  • 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 to...  more »
  • Four of us hiked the trail in July with perfect weather. We got shuttled to Cameron Lake to begin the hike and over 7 hours we hiked the 20 km back to Waterton village. We were not in a rush but set a...  more »
  • We actually wanted only to go up to Summit Lake and turn back but ended up going further up to the crest. The hike up to Summit Lake is easy and gradual and starts right along the Cameron Lake boathou...  more »

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