Bertha Lake, Waterton Lakes National Park

#4 of 6 in Trails in Waterton Lakes National Park
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
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.
Create an itinerary including Bertha Lake
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Bertha Lake reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
68 reviews
  • This popular trail was a strenuous half-day hike with quite a lot of elevation gain, and busy on a Friday. It starts from Waterton townsite beside the campground, and quickly winds its way up though.....  more »
  • We definitely had a memorable experience! We did the hike to the Lower Falls and loved it so much, we decided to come back the next day and continue on the path up to Bertha Lake. We got as far as...  more »
  • 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.
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance