Trail Condition Report

Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada

Updated: May-22-19

Some areas of Waterton Lakes National Park remain closed due to safety hazards and infrastructure damage from the Kenow Wildfire. Visit our What`s open page for an up-to-date list of open areas.

AVALANCHE INFORMATION

Much of the mountain area within Waterton Lakes National Park is avalanche terrain. In addition, most of the backcountry trails in Waterton traverse avalanche terrain. Consult the Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale (ATES) and Avalanche Terrain Ratings for Waterton Lakes National Park to help determine if your planned objective is suitable for you.

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Area closures in effect
Condition Comments
Akamina Pass (Trailhead to the B.C. border) Open Snow covered / Variable conditions
Alderson Lake (from the townsite trailhead) CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Avion Ridge CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Bear`s Hump CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Bellevue Open Wet and muddy sections.
Bertha Falls Open Wet and muddy sections.
Bertha Lake (from Bertha Falls to Bertha Lake) Open Snowbound at higher elevations. Avalanche terrain.
Blakiston Falls CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Blakiston Valley (to South Kootenay Pass) CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Blue Grouse Basin (from Twin Lakes to South Kootenay Pass) CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Boundary Creek CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Cameron Lakeshore Open Snow covered, variable conditions
Carthew-Alderson (from Summit Lake via Carthew Lakes to Alderson Lake) CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Crandell Lake (Akamina Parkway) Open Minor rough sections, a few wet and muddy sections, free of brush, free of downed trees.
Crandell Lake (Red Rock Parkway) Open Minor rough sections, a few wet and muddy sections, free of brush, free of downed trees.
Crandell Mountain Loop Open Minor rough sections, a few wet and muddy sections, free of brush, free of downed trees.
Crypt Lake - Waterton Lake landing to Burnt Rock Falls Open Wet and muddy sections
Crypt Lake - Burnt Rock Falls to Crypt Lake Open Snowbound. Avalanche terrain
Forum Lake - BC Park's trail CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Goat Lake CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Horseshoe Basin/Oil Basin Open Wet and muddy sections
The Kootenai Brown Trail Open Good
Lakeshore (from Waterton townsite to the USA border) Open Wet and muddy sections
Lineham Open Snow covered, variable conditions
Linnet Lake Open Mainly dry.
Lone Lake (from South Kootenay Pass to Lone Lake) CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Lost Lake (from Snowshoe cabin to Lost Lake) CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Red Rock Canyon Loop CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Rowe Lake - Lower Open Snow covered, variable conditions
Rowe Meadow (from Lower Rowe Lake) Open Snow covered, variable conditions
Sage Pass CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Snowshoe CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
South Kootenay Pass CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Summit Lake Open Snow covered, variable conditions
Tamarack (from Rowe Meadow to Lone Lake) CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Townsite Trail Open Some detouring required
Twin Lakes (from Snowshoe cabin) CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Upper Rowe Lake (from Rowe Meadow) Open Snow covered, variable conditions
Vimy (from Wishbone junction) Open Snow covered, variable conditions
Wall Lake - BC Park's trail CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Wishbone Open Wet and muddy sections
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