Trail Condition Report

Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada

Updated: November-07-18

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 in 2018 page for an up-to-date list of open areas.

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) CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
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 Snow covered / Variable conditions
Bertha Falls Open Snow covered / Variable conditions
Bertha Lake (from Bertha Falls to Bertha Lake) Open Snow covered / Variable conditions
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 CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Carthew-Alderson (from Summit Lake via Carthew Lakes to Alderson Lake) CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Crandell Lake (Akamina Parkway) Open Snow covered / Variable conditions
Crandell Lake (Red Rock Parkway) Open Bridge(s) out.
Crandell Mountain Loop Open Snow covered, variable conditions
Crypt Lake - Waterton Lake landing to Burnt Rock Falls Open Snow covered, variable conditions
Crypt Lake - Burnt Rock Falls to Crypt Lake Open Snow covered, variable conditions
Forum Lake - BC Park's trail CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Goat Lake CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Horseshoe Basin/Oil Basin Open Snow covered, variable conditions
The Kootenai Brown Trail Open Open
Lakeshore (from Waterton townsite to the USA border) Open Snow covered, variable conditions
Lineham CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Linnet Lake Open Snow covered, variable conditions
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 CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Rowe Meadow (from Lower Rowe Lake) CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Sage Pass CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Snowshoe CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
South Kootenay Pass CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Summit Lake CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
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) CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Vimy (from Wishbone junction) Open Snow covered, variable conditions
Wall Lake - BC Park's trail CLOSED CLOSED due to wildfire
Wishbone Open Snow covered, variable conditions
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