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

Visitor safety

Natural hazards are part of the national park experience. Learn more about staying safe while enjoying Waterton Lakes National Park.

Visitor safety 
Play, Clean, Go

The Kenow Wildfire has created a natural disturbance on the landscape and native plants in Waterton Lakes National Park.

Info on Play, Clean, Go 

Around town

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Kootenai Brown Trail Good. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Prince of Wales Loop Trail Good. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Townsite Loop Trail Good. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Alderson-Carthew Trail (from Townsite trailhead) Early winter conditions at higher elevations 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Bear's Hump Trail Good. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Bertha Lake Trail Early winter conditions at higher elevations 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Townsite-Crandell Lake Trail Variable conditions. 25-10-2021: Minor rough sections; Trail details
Easy Linnet Lake Loop Trail Good. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Crypt Lake Trail Variable conditions. 25-10-2021: 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
Moderate Lower Bertha Falls Trail Good. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Lakeshore Trail Good. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Open to the Canada-U.S.A border; Trail details

Akamina Parkway

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Akamina Lake Trail Good. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Cameron Lakeshore Trail Good. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Lower Rowe Lakes Trail Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Upper Rowe Lakes Trail Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Boundary Creek Trail Partially Closed 25-10-2021: Open to the Canada-U.S.A border; Trail not maintained often; Trail details
Difficult Carthew-Alderson Trail Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Tamarack Trail (from Rowe Meadow to Lone Lake) Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Summit Lake Trail Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Lineham Falls Trail Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Akamina Pass Trail Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Akamina Parkway) Variable conditions. 25-10-2021: Minor rough sections; Trail details

Red Rock Parkway

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Blakiston Falls Good. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Lost Lake Trail Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Avion Ridge Not Maintained 25-10-2021: Trail not maintained often; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Moderate Bellevue Trail Good. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Snowshoe Trail Good. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Red Rock Canyon Loop Trail Good. 25-10-2021: Construction work in progress; Trail details
Difficult Blakiston Valley Trail Good. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Twin Lakes Trail Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult South Kootenay Pass Trail Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Sage Pass Trail Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Lone Lake Trail Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Goat Lake Trail Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Red Rock Parkway) Good. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Eastern areas / Highway 6

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Vimy Trail (from Wishbone junction) Variable conditions. 25-10-2021: Sections of trail overgrown with vegetation; Snowbound at higher elevation; Trail details
Moderate Wishbone Trail Good. 25-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Horseshoe Basin Trail Fair. 25-10-2021: Route finding may be necessary; Trail overgrown with vegetation; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details