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Alderson Lake

Type of Hike

  • Day Hike

Trail Type

  • Moderate Hike
  • Open Hike

Located at Cameron Falls offering camping and fishing.

Alderson Lake in Waterton Lake National Park. – © steve /

This lake is usually accessed by hiking the Carthew-Alderson trail, but can be accessed directly by starting at Cameron Falls in the townsite. A long, steady, continuous climb through a diverse forest brings you to the aquamarine waters of Alderson Lake. The lake is set beneath the impressive cliffs of Mount Alderson, and a backcountry campsite is located here for those who want to spend the night. Permits can be purchased at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre. Fishing is also a popular activity at this pretty alpine lake. A Waterton Park license is required.

**Distance: 14 km/8.6 miles
Elevation: 580 m/1900 feet
Rating: Difficult
Timing: 5-6 hours

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