Bertha Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park

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Bertha Lake is a popular hiking destination within Waterton Lakes National Park. A well-accessible trail leads through a thick forest and offers beautiful vistas of mountain landscapes and several falls you'll pass along the way. From the base of this particular waterfall and up the slope of Mount Richards, the hike gets more challenging as the path becomes increasingly steep, leading through a series of switchbacks. To visit Bertha Lake and get the most from your holiday in Waterton Lakes National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Waterton Lakes National Park online trip planner.
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  • This hike is fairly easy to the lower falls, but becomes more challenging as you climb a constant incline with 21 switchbacks past the upper falls to the beautiful lake. Wear good hiking shoes.  more »
  • Jimmie worked here in 1991 at the PoW and we often did this hike. After the Kenow wildfire I wasn’t sure it would give me the same feeling as it did 28 years ago. I am happy to say that the life is....  more »
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  • To visit Bertha Lake you have to go uphill for 3 hours from Waterton village. But this lake at 2000m above the sea level is worthwhile. There's also a hike around this lake, so make sure you have also time to do that.
  • Pleasant hike with some good views. Easy to follow the trail and quiet once above the Lower Falls. Quite a few mosquitoes at the top, though it had been raining. People I met on the way down said they'd seen a bear, but I had no such issue.
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