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Boundary Creek "Mother Duck Trail"

Type of Hike

  • Day Hike

Trail Type

  • Moderate Hike
  • Open Hike

Begin from Cameron Lake, and hike the long steady switchbacks up to Summit Lake. Continue on from the shores of the lake and descend a high ridge.** Look south and see the beautifully coloured Wurdeman and Nooney Lakes. Follow the trail as it switchbacks down into the Boundary Creek Valley. Heavily forested, this trail is very quiet and not often travelled, so be very bear aware! Many huckleberry bushes also grow along this trail. Travel along the north side of the valley, following the stream and passing waterfalls until you reach Boundary Bay on Waterton Lake. From here you hike north on the Lakeshore trail (6.3 km3.9 miles) to the Waterton townsite. This trail can also be accessed via hiker shuttle from the townsite so you don’t have to leave your car up at Cameron Lake.

** At this point you have crossed the International boundary and are hiking in the USA, so please hike with your passports and sign in with Customs at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre before you hike.

NOTE: This trail offers a Guided Hiking Experience with an option to hire a local Interpretative Guide. Please visit Hike Waterton for more information.

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Distance: 13.4 km/8.3 miles to Boundary Bay
Elevation: 305 m/1000 ft
Rating: Moderate
Timing: 4-5 hours*