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Lineham Ridge

Type of Hike

  • Day Hike

Trail Type

  • Difficult Hike
  • Open Hike

This windswept ridge offers an amazing reward for hikers, but it's not an easy journey.

Mount Lineham and the Lineham Lakes in Waterton Lakes National Park. – © steve /

This windswept ridge offers an amazing reward for hikers, but it is not an easy journey. Beginning at the Rowe-Lakes trailhead, hike for 5 km into Rowe Meadows then cross the creek to find the trail for Upper Rowe Lakes and Lineham Ridge. Turn right at the signed junction and begin a 10-15 minutes moderately steep climb through the trees. From here the trail follows a long sweeping arc across the headwall of Rowe Valley and a series of switchbacks ease your ascent to the ridge. Here you'll be rewarded with amazing views of the Rowe Valley, the Upper Rowe Lakes and down the other side to the numerous Lineham Lakes. Take in all the sights and sounds on the ridgetop before you make the journey back down the same route.

Distance: 20 km / 12 mi (return)
Elevation Gain: 945m / 3100 ft.
Rating: Difficult
Hiking Time: 6 hours

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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