About this Trail
The Blakiston Valley Trail is a part of a 25km loop that begins and ends at the Red Rock parking area in Waterton Park. It takes hikers through some of Waterton's most scenic and "best kept secret" areas. Along the way, you will encounter many other trails, including Goat Lake, Avion Ridge, Sage Pass, Kootenai Pass, Lone Lake and the connector for the long Tamarack Trail. Campgrounds are available at Goat Lake, Twin Lakes and Lone Lake.
With the exception of the Blue Grouse Basin and Twin Lakes, the majority of this trail is relatively flat and easy to hike. One cautionary note is that this seldom-traveled area is bear country and does not see a lot of hikers. Be sure to make lots of noise, particularly in the fall.
Distance20.2 km / 12.5 mi.
Elevation350 / 1,148 ft.
From Red Rock Canyon parking area, cross Red Rock Creek. Turn left to start with the Blakiston Valley or go straight ahead to start with the Bauerman Valley. In either case, you'll end up back at the start.
Trail Terrain and SurfacesTrail
- Moderate Challenge