This Super Easy Alberta Hike Is Perfect For Chasing Waterfalls
Add this dreamy hike to your bucket list.
We can't say we're dreaming of chasing waterfalls without getting that TLC song stuck in our heads. If you are as captivated as we are by stunning falls in the Rocky Mountains, then we found the perfect bucket list-worthy hike for you to dream of. There's an easy trail that will lead you to an astonishing secret waterfall in Alberta.
Crescent Falls is easily one of the most awe-inspiring natural sights in the province. No matter how many times you see the, you will find it mind-blowing.
What makes this spot so unique? It is the fact that there isn't just one fall, but two towering ones right after each other.
It is like getting two breathtaking sights, for the cost of only walking a few steps. For all of you who hate gruelling treks through forests to see a lacklustre lookout, never fear, this spot is pretty easy to get to.
The longest part of the journey is the drive, which is roughly three hours from. But you can make it fun by blasting your favourite song and singing along with your friends.
Once you park your car, the route is less than a kilometre. You'll follow the well-marked trail to the viewing platform.
It will only take you minutes to get to the platform overlooking the upper. As you approach, you can follow your senses to confirm you are going the right way.
Before you go, check to make sure the trail is open. Follow all guidelines from local and provincial authorities about enjoying the great outdoors.
You'll be able to hear a sound like thunder as the water forcefully crashes down (or you can keep your eyes peeled for the signs.)
If you are feeling adventurous can continue a bit further to get a better view. Just make sure you have proper shoes with a good grip, as the descent will be rather steep.
You'll only want to try to continue if the route is dry, as otherwise, it will be a muddy mess.
Holding onto the rope, you can go down the hill to enjoy the incredible view of the upper falls, and then water plummeting over the second edge.
Once you arrive, it is the perfect spot to take a seat and enjoy the view. Just make sure not to get too close to the edge for your safety.
Address: Crescent Falls, Clearwater County, AB
Why You Need To Go: It is a short and sweet hike to a secret waterfall.
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