Top Adventures in Waterton

  • Explore Cameron Falls

    Located on the west side of Waterton townsite in Waterton Lakes National Park is the iconic waterfall Cameron Falls. Probably one of the most photographed waterfalls in Waterton due to its accessibility The waterfall is practically right off of th...

  • Hike Bear's Hump, Waterton Lakes NP

    The trailhead is located at the Visitor Center of Waterton Lakes National Park. The trail is very well maintained, but know that the elevation gain is quick - in less than a mile you gain 738 ft. Roundtrip is 1.7 miles and is totally worth the sho...

    1.7 miles 738 ft gain

  • Stargaze at the Top of Bear's Hump

    Bear's Hump is one of the shortest hikes in Waterton Lakes National Park.  Fortunately, it also offers one of, if not the best, views of the small mountain town of Waterton and surrounding peaks.  At 2.8 kilometres and 200 meters of elevation gain...

    1.7 miles 656.2 ft gain

  • Hike to Crypt Lake

    The hike begins with a gradual climb through shaded forest, which thins as you progress into the hanging valley. Along the way, you will pass by three amazing waterfalls: Twin Falls at 3.5km (2 mi), Burnt Rock Falls at 5.6km (3.5 mi) and the 600ft...

    10.8 miles 2296.6 ft gain

  • Hike Mount Lineham

    I’ve heard a lot about the hiking in Waterton and the stunning scenery, but I never really bought into it from the pictures alone – I’m glad I finally took the opportunity to find out for myself. Mount Lineham is a short extension of Lineham Ridge...

  • Backpack the Alderson-Carthew Trail

    Take the Akamina Parkway in Wateron Lakes National Park to its terminus at Cameron Lake. Your hike will start from here. If you’re through-hiking either drop another vehicle off at Cameron Falls in the town site, or be prepared to hitch a ride b...

    12.4 miles 4101.1 ft gain

  • Backpack to Cosley Lake

    The hike goes through different wooded areas, open fields, and passes by the ranger's ranch. In no time, you will be able to see the aqua blue colors of Cosley Lake, as you approach the campground for the night.The campground has pit toilets and a...

    27.2 miles 475 ft gain

  • Backpack to the Foot of Glenns Lake

    Starting from the Chief Mountain Parking Area, take the trail to the left of the bathrooms at the end of the parking lot (left of the bathrooms if you are facing the bathrooms and the main road is to your right). You will quickly hike to a wooden ...

    20.6 miles 950 ft gain

  • Hike Numa Ridge Lookout

    Begin the hike at Bowman Lake Campground. The trail wanders along the West side of the lake for the first mile or so, and then begins a gradual climb to the lookout. The total distance is 5.6 miles each way, and the trail climbs roughly 2,900 ve...

    11.2 miles 2900 ft gain

  • Hike to Iceberg Lake, Glacier National Park

    The 9.7-mile out-and-back trail starts in the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park, near the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn. The trailhead is easy to find at the northwest corner of the Inn area and the trail is well marked the whole way. The trail ...

    9.7 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Backpack Glacier's North Circle Route (North East Section)

    Planning & PreparationsAs amazing as this trek is, it's certainly not without its challenges, and the first one you will run into is obtaining a backcountry permit for camping.  As it absolutely should, backcountry camping is very regulated.  ...

    43 miles

  • Hike to Ptarmigan Falls

    ...The hike to Ptarmigan Falls begins next to the cabins near the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn. There’s enough parking for about 10-16 vehicles in the lot next to the trailhead. This is a heavily trafficked area, so extra parking is available in front o...

    5.4 miles 768 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Browning, Montana

      Many Glacier Campground

      Overview The Many Glacier Campground is located on the east side of Glacier National Park, at an elevation of approximately 4,500 feet. There are 41 camp sites available for advance reservations an...

    • Flathead County, Montana

      Ford Cabin

      Overview Ford Cabin offers a cozy, rustic getaway along the appropriately named Wild and Scenic North Fork of the Flathead River. It is about 45 miles north of Columbia Falls, in northwestern Monta...

    • Flathead County, Montana

      Wurtz Cabin

      Overview Wurtz Cabin is located just south of the Canadian border, on the North Fork Road near the North Fork of the Flathead River. It is listed on the National Historic Register, offering guests ...

    • Flathead County, Montana

      Ben Rover Cabin

      Overview Ben Rover Cabin is located 35 miles north of Columbia Falls, perched near the Wild and Scenic Flathead River. The rustic accommodations provide a delightful setting for photographing scene...

    • , Montana

      Schnaus Cabin

      Overview Schnaus Cabin is located near the Wild and Scenic North Fork of the Flathead River, in the Flathead National Forest. It can host up to 12 guests for a scenic, peaceful mountain vacation. T...

    • , Montana

      Hornet Lookout

      Overview Hornet Lookout provides guests with astounding 360-degree views of the surrounding terrain, including Glacier National Park and Kintla Lake on clear days. On some nights, the Northern Ligh...

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