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Crypt Lake Trail

Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-859-2362
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Must do but now much busier

I did this hike in the late 80's before National Geographic gave it a very high rating. However, my... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Toronto, Canada
Demanding but wonderful hike!

I did walk the Crypt Lake Hike which is 9 km long and increases 700 meter height from Waterton Lake... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Malmo, Sweden
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Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-859-2362
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I did this hike in the late 80's before National Geographic gave it a very high rating. However, my husband had never hiked it. The hike starts with a boat across the lake, hiking past falls + + Google the rest or leave it as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I did walk the Crypt Lake Hike which is 9 km long and increases 700 meter height from Waterton Lake up to the summit at Crypt lake! Estimated walking time is 3 hours! The hike starts with a boat tour for about 20 minutes on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This adventure was packed with views and fun. I highly recommend being fit when going - there were some people unaccustomed to hiking and they struggled a bit. This is definitely worth the money. I would do it again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To put this review in perspective: my husband & I are 60+ yrs old. We are reasonably active, but I had not been to the gym in a few months. That said, it's my own fault that I found the hike outside of my comfort...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say that others haven't, this is one of the best hikes you can do. It is a moderate to hard hike (assuming you don't have a lot of mountain hiking under your belt) but the views are terrific. It gets crowded in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful trail! Waterfalls and the lake are wondeful! Not very hard! 2.5 hours to go up. You have to take a boat to reach the trailhead.

Reviewed 16 April 2017

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 some switchbacks. The 'crux' of...More

Reviewed 7 March 2017

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 cave scramble that opens...More

Reviewed 20 January 2017

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 trailhead. You take the shuttle for about $20...More

Reviewed 22 December 2016

We did this hike in September 2016 ... The overal hike was not hard for the kids but I wouldn't recommend the climb to the lake..many people I talked to said they took their kids on that hike.. That must have been years ago...there is...More

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Questions & Answers
18 July 2017
Response from Josselin D | Reviewed this property
Hi, We went there in June and we purchase 2 tickets only 1h before the departure at 10am. No problem. But maybe as it is a pik season now, I would recommand to buy tickets the day before. Note that in July there is 3... More
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29 June 2016
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Response from cornetts14 | Reviewed this property
We showed up that morning at 8am when they opened and had no problems! Just went last week.