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Crypt Lake Trail

Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-859-2362
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Spectacular Hike.

If there is one hike to do, this is the one. The beauty of this scenic hike is unmatched. The... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Ed B
via mobile

This trail had long been on my bucket list and finally did it this summer. Absolutely spectacular... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Regina, Canada
via mobile
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“steel cable” (9 reviews)
“great hike” (25 reviews)
Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-859-2362
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

If there is one hike to do, this is the one. The beauty of this scenic hike is unmatched. The variety in this hike is awesome, from a boat ride across the Waterton Lakes to a crawl thru a short tunnel. Spectacular!

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

This trail had long been on my bucket list and finally did it this summer. Absolutely spectacular and glad I did it before the fires.

Thank hikingflo
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I call this my one and done hike. It was so invigorating, fun, hard and scary! This was our third 10+ mile hike in the same amount of days, so we weren't sure how exhausted we would be, but we even beat some of the...More

1  Thank julieb8
Reviewed 15 September 2017

A must do if you are in Waterton. It might be somewhat challenging for some but it is worth it. Get out and play!

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This was a crazy hike along cliff edges, up the ladder, through the tunnel and then the part where you hang on to the cable! My husband and I are in relatively good shape even though we are 60 and we made it! Had a...More

Thank Sue_in_Raleigh
Reviewed 10 September 2017

A great hike in Waterton. Yes you have to climb a 20 foot steel ladder, walk through a 5 foot height natural tunnel, and hang on to some cable for 50 feet but this is nothing compared to some hikes I've done in in Washington...More

Thank beem4johns
Reviewed 4 September 2017

It is a very good hike, not for everybody. If you are afraid of heights, It might be difficult but at least before this part, there is nice views. Apart from that, it is a very doable hike since the trail is going up slowly....More

Thank lochbee
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Did the hike in late August. The hike by itself is a decent workout . The first part of the hike goes thru a forest and is shaded. The first set of climb is easy and then it levels out. Some where around the second...More

1  Thank kelvi
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We did this hike in early August with our three kids, ages 10, 11 and 13. The kids all loved it, and had no difficulty whatsoever (much better cardio than the adults!). I am quite afraid of heights, but this did not affect my ability...More

Thank Abby0112
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Lovely hike. We arrived on the first boat, and were back in plenty of time. please, if you are a slower hiker, step aside and let people go in front of you! some portions of the trail felt like a cattle call since the trail...More

1  Thank Brianna F
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Larissa P
20 October 2017|
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Response from Lori034 | Reviewed this property |
We were here in the summer with our 10,12,and 14 year olds. They had no problems at all. I would suggest the early boat and the late one to return as we barely made it back down in time for the first returning boat. Also... More
Norm M
24 August 2017|
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Response from 1TahoeQueen | Reviewed this property |
OK, for hubs & I (both aged 62, and in pretty good health) it took about 7 hrs round-trip. We stopped to rest & take pictures many times going UP; pretty much cranked down in one go. Pace yourself, cuz at the halfway point... More
Penny B
23 August 2017|
Response from fitmom1010 | Reviewed this property |
Check to see if this trail is open. I heard a week ago that many trails were closed because of fire danger. We did not have any evidence of smoke there but a week later, we saw evidence when hiking in Fernie.