Crypt Lake Trail, Waterton Lakes National Park
(4.7/5 based on 190 reviews on the web)
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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  • This was my first hike and it did not disappoint! It was a long warm day, but it was not too strenuous over all. We had a large group in the boat on the way over, but were generally alone on the trail...  more »
  • First saw this on the internet and just knew it was a bucket list hike. A boat takes you to the trail head where you start the 18km return hike. The trail was in awesome condition and the hike was not...  more »
  • Not too difficult, but a great variety of terrain and experiences. Catch the early boar across, and take lunch with you. The ladder, tunnel, waterfall, and lake as well as forest, scree slope and clif...  more »