This Spectacular Hike Will Take You To 4 Alberta Waterfalls
The perfect day hike.
Waterfalls are something most people don't expect Alberta to have many of, but in reality, we have an abundance of them! And if you want to check 4 of them off of your bucket list, you should try this amazing hike just a little under 3 hours south of Calgary and 6 hours south of Edmonton. But we promise it's totally worth the drive.
Crypt Lake Trail hike in Waterton Lakes National Park takes you on a hike and a boat ride, to 4 incredible waterfalls, some amazing caves and lastly, to Crypt Lake. Essentially, the epitome of a perfect day hike.
The hike duration is 3 hours (one way), including a 15-minute boat ride to the trail. Crypt Lake Trail will not disappoint! It provides some surreal scenery from beginning to end.
However, we will give you fair notice - this hike is a high one, so if heights aren't really your thing, you might want to skip this one.
If you're a little bit of a dare devil and heights are totally your thing, this hike was probably made for you!
You'll have access to 4 beautiful waterfalls during the hike: Hell Roaring Falls, Twin Falls, Burnt Rock Falls and Crypt Falls, all not far from the trail.
It is a (very minor) detour, but totally worth it in the end. What is more beautiful than a waterfall? A waterfall in the mountains, that's what.
And once you've completed the trail, feel free to go for a swim in Crypt Lake. The perfect ending to a perfect hike!
The hike is open from May to October and has a $25 fee for the boat shuttle to and from the hike. Unfortunately, there are no advance bookings for groups smaller than 20 - so you'll want to get there early!
To find out more about the Crypt Lake Hike, check out their website.