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Blakiston Valley

Inside the Park
Takes hikers through some of Waterton's most scenic and best kept secret areas.
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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.

Time

7 Hours

Distance

20.2 km / 12.5 mi.

Type

Day Hike

Difficulty

Moderate

Elevation

350 / 1,148 ft.

Access

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.

Usage

Hiking, Equestrian

Trail Terrain and Surfaces

Trail

Contact

Waterton Lakes National Park
403-859-5133
Box 200
Waterton Park, AB T0K 2M0
CA

Amenities

  • Free
  • Moderate Challenge

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