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Lake Janet (Glacier National Park, USA)

Type of Hike

  • Day Hike

Trail Type

  • Moderate Hike
  • Open Hike

This trail starts at the Goat Haunt Ranger station, following the correct signage will take you in a general west direction. You will then have to carefully traverse a wooden suspension bridge over the Waterton River, Waterton Lakes main tributary. Shortly thereafter the trail will come to a crossroad, take the left turn up to Janet Lake. Following switchbacks you will gently gain the majority of your elevation, as you ascend into the heavily glaciated valley. The trail will take you past a large rock slide area between the Citadel Peaks and Mt. Olsen. Soon enough you will be rewarded with the icy crystal clear waters of Janet Lake which is fed by Janet Snowfields. These snowfields sit beneath Porcupine Ridge which can sometimes be seen reflecting perfectly of the lakes surface.

(A Boat Shuttle to Goat Haunt departs daily. Hikers must clear U.S Customs. See Waterton Shoreline Cruise for shuttle information)

**10.6 km / 6.6 mi
Elevations gain: 230m / 750 feet
Rating: Moderate
Hiking Time: 3-4 hours

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