Crypt Lake Trail, Waterton Lakes National Park

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At Crypt Lake Trail, embark on one of the nation's great outdoor experiences. Said by many to be Canada’s best hike, the trail offers both a great escape from urban life and memorable views of a range of scenery and vegetation. Take the ferry that transports hikers to the beginning of the trail and choose one of the two routes for your ascent. If you take the longer one, you'll get to see the famous Hellroaring Falls. Cross the mountain streams and marvel at the dramatic Crypt Falls, as they plunge beneath into Crypt Lake. Take a dip in the refreshing waters of the lake, then hike back to catch your ferry. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes, and bring lots of water. Put Crypt Lake Trail on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Waterton Lakes National Park vacation route planner.
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  • To get here, you have to take a short ferry across Upper Waterton Lake to the trailhead, and allow plenty of time to get back to the departing ferry. The hike goes up a valley to Crypt Lake and has so...  more »
  • This is a great hike but plan an early start to make sure you're back to catch the boat back to Waterton. If heights bother you you may want to skip this one, but it's perfectly safe. There is a great...  more »
  • This is truly a stunning hike. Only accessible by water it weeds out the crowds. We travelled in the shoulder season (june). At this time there was a water shuttle available only twice a day to the tr...  more »

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