Bertha Lake

Bertha Lake near Waterton Park Gate, AB


This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
6 kms
3hours
moderate
Hiking
Fall, Summer
Waterton Park Gate, AB
User bfcoffey
NTS Map: 082H04

Note - time and distance are one way. Moderately difficult. elevation gain - 460 m (1,500 ft).

This is a continuation of the Bertha Falls Trail. After crossing the bridge at Bertha Falls, the trail steepens immediately, following a series of switchbacks as it climbs up the avalanche slopes of Mt. Richards. On the way you are graced with a nice view of Upper Bertha Falls, a bridal veil type of braided waterfall. Especially impressive early in the season.

The lake sits in a high alpine cirque surrounded by Mt. Richards (left), Mt. Alderson (ahead) and Bertha Peak (right). There is a picnic area and a trail which runs around the entire lake shore.

Return the way you came. In winter please check local avalanche conditions.

Directions:

Trailhead is well marked, on Evergreen St. in Waterton townsite, about 500m past Cameron Falls, across from serviced camping area.




Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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By ChrisMarryPosted By: ChrisMarry  - Mon Jul 01 19:49:39 EDT 2013 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Very accessible, as it's not too steep, rewarding viewpoints, falls and beautiful lake. Downside Lots of people, very popular hike. Comment As we try to hike 1-2 times a week and now are looking for more challenging trails, we loved this one but it was easy. We then decided to do the loop around the lake for a total of around 15 km overall, it was the challenging part of our hike with a 35 degres out there! We would not do it again as there are so many trails to try, but we liked it a lot.
By anniegirlPosted By: anniegirl  - Sat Feb 26 16:34:47 EST 2011 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside this lake is as lovely as the legend.
By thmprsa21Posted By: thmprsa21  - Tue Jun 30 23:43:16 EDT 2009 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Great fairly strenuous hike passed several waterfalls to a great half frozen lake (in june). A little snow but a nice change for us Texans. Great views. Downside none
By FliesPosted By: Flies  - Thu Apr 09 11:57:45 EDT 2009 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Great veiws when there are breaks in the trees. Fishing was good caught a nice rainbow around a pound and a half. Downside alot of switchbacks. Not the best place for Fly fishing as there is little to no casting room.


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