Trail conditions

Waterton Lakes National Park

Whether you're out for a leisurely hike or a longer adventure, make your trip a safe one by checking the latest conditions.

Wildlife safety

The chance of seeing wildlife in the wild is one of the most exciting things about the mountain national parks.

Keep the “wild” in wildlife
Watch your step!

Trails may be slippery. Wear appropriate footwear and consider trekking poles when navigating wet or icy sections.

Safety Information 

Around town

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Kootenai Brown Trail Good. 17-05-2024: Recent rain; Trail details
Easy Linnet Lake Loop Trail Open. 17-05-2024: Recent rain; Trail details
Easy Townsite Loop Trail Good. 17-05-2024: Recent rain; Trail details
Easy Prince of Wales Loop Trail Good. 17-05-2024: Recent rain; Trail details
Moderate Bear's Hump Trail Open. 18-05-2024: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Crandell Lake-Townsite Trail Not Maintained 17-05-2024: Not yet maintained; Trail details
Moderate Lakeshore Trail Good. 17-05-2024: Trail is in good condition; Stream levels are high; Trail details
Moderate Lower Bertha Falls Trail Avalanche risk, use caution. 17-05-2024: Stream levels are high; Trail details
Difficult Alderson-Carthew Trail (from Townsite trailhead) Early season conditions. 17-05-2024: Avalanche terrain; Trail details
Difficult Bertha Lake Trail Early season conditions. 17-05-2024: Avalanche danger at high altitude; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Difficult Crypt Lake Trail Early season conditions. 17-05-2024: This hike requires a boat shuttle to and from the trailhead. Contact Waterton Shoreline Cruise Co. (403-859-2362) for shuttle schedule and availability, particularly during spring and fall; Trail details

Akamina Parkway

Akamina Parkway is open.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Akamina Lake Trail Early season conditions. 17-05-2024: Recent rain; Trail details
Easy Cameron Lakeshore Trail Early season conditions. 17-05-2024: Recent rain; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Akamina Parkway) Early season conditions. 17-05-2024: Recent rain; Trail details
Moderate Akamina Pass Trail Early season conditions. 17-05-2024: Recent rain; Trail details
Moderate Boundary Creek Trail Not Maintained 17-05-2024: Not recommended; Trail details
Moderate Lineham Falls Trail Early season conditions. 17-05-2024: Snow patches; Stream crossings; Avalanche danger at high altitude; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Lower Rowe Lakes Trail Early season conditions. 17-05-2024: Not yet maintained; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Upper Rowe Lakes Trail Early season conditions. 17-05-2024: Not yet maintained; Trail details
Moderate Summit Lake Trail Winter conditions. 17-05-2024: Winter conditions; Trail details
Difficult Carthew-Alderson Trail Winter conditions. 17-05-2024: Winter conditions; Not recommended; Trail details
Difficult Tamarack Trail (from Rowe Meadow to Lone Lake) Winter conditions. 17-05-2024: Winter conditions; Not recommended; Trail details

Red Rock Parkway

Red Rock Parkway is open.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Blakiston Falls Spring conditions 17-05-2024: Recent rain; Stream levels are high; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Red Rock Parkway) Early season conditions. 17-05-2024: Recent rain; Trail details
Easy Red Rock Canyon Loop Trail Spring conditions 17-05-2024: Recent rain; Stream levels are high; Trail details
Moderate Bellevue Trail Good. 17-05-2024: Access via Red Rock Parkway; Trail details
Moderate Blakiston Valley Trail Early season conditions. 17-05-2024: Not yet maintained; Trail details
Moderate Lost Lake Trail Not Maintained 17-05-2024: Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Moderate Snowshoe Trail Early season conditions. 17-05-2024: Recent rain; Snow at high elevation ; Stream levels are high; Trail details
Moderate Twin Lakes Trail Early season conditions. 17-05-2024: Snow at high elevation ; Not recommended; Trail details
Difficult Avion Ridge Not Maintained 17-05-2024: Challenging route ; Not recommended; Trail details
Difficult Goat Lake Trail Early season conditions. 17-05-2024: Not yet maintained; Trail details
Difficult Lone Lake Trail Avalanche terrain. 17-05-2024: Not yet maintained; Stream levels are high; Not recommended; Trail details
Difficult Sage Pass Trail Unknown conditions. 17-05-2024: Not recommended; Trail details
Difficult South Kootenay Pass Trail Unknown conditions. 17-05-2024: Not yet maintained; Trail details

Eastern areas / Highway 6

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Wishbone Trail Early season conditions. 17-05-2024: Recent rain; Stream levels are high; Trail details
Moderate Horseshoe Basin Trail Early season conditions. 17-05-2024: Recent rain; Stream levels are high; Trail details
Difficult Vimy Trail (from Wishbone junction) Snow at higher elevations. 17-05-2024: Not yet maintained; Sections of trail overgrown with vegetation; Trail details
Date modified :