About this Trail
**This hike is currently closed due to the 2017 Kenow Wildfire. Parks Canada is working hard to get this reopened we will keep you posted ! For hikes that are open you can also check the Parks Canada website https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/waterton/visit/ouvert-open **
The hike to Lineham Falls is an easy day hike that leads through forests of lodge-pole pine and aspen trees, switchbacks gently through long grassy meadows, traverses tumbling waterfalls, and culminates just 500 meters from the jaw-dropping 90 meter waterfall the trail is named for. During spring months you’ll almost feel like you’re walking through a flower garden along this path, thanks to a multitude of wildflowers that bloom alongside it. Lineham Falls trail is an easy 8 km return hike (with just 355 meters elevation gain) that culminates at a “trail’s end” sign – and unless you’re an experienced rock climber it’s advisable not to go any further. From here, the journey to Lineham Lakes (located in a valley above falls) turns narrow, crumbling and slippery. The safer way to see Lineham Lakes is via Lineham Ridge.
Distance8.4 km / 5.2 mi.
Elevation350 m / 1,148 ft.
The trailhead is located on the Akamina Parkway, 9.5 km from the townsite.
UsageCross Country Skiing, Equestrian, Hiking
Trail Terrain and SurfacesTrail
- Moderate Challenge