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Crandell Lake via Red Rock Parkway

Type of Hike

  • Short Hike

Trail Type

  • Easy Hike
  • Open Hike
  • Guided Hikes & Shuttles

After passing Crandell Mountain Campground, take your next left. Cross the bridge and continue onwards to the trail parking lot at the end of the road. (Trail access also available at the Crandell Mountain Campground if it is open.) This short hike will take you through Lodge Pole Pine forests gently ascending to where Crandell Lake sits. This emerald green lake sits in a low forested saddle between Ruby Ridge and Mount Crandell. This is a nice easy hike that the entire family will enjoy. The trail is also open to Mountain Biking.

Red Rock Parkway is now open to motor vehicle traffic. Hiking and biking the parkway are still permitted. Bicycles and electric bikes can be rented from Pat's Waterton or Blakiston.

Be sure to plan ahead to ensure a positive experience during your visit to Red Rock. If Red Rock parking stalls are full, please consider other Waterton experiences to ensure social distancing can be effectively managed. For additional information on Covid-19 in Waterton please visit Parks Canada or Waterton Chamber Covid-19 page.

Distance: 3.8 km / 2.4 mi
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Rating: Easy
Hiking Time: 1-2 hours

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

Additional Information:
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