ElevationAscent: 152' 46 m
Descent: -158' -48 m
High: 4,925' 1,501 m
Low: 4,869' 1,484 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
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“A forested hike that follows Blakiston Creek on its way to to Blakiston Falls.”— Joan Pendleton
Family Friendly A short trail featuring a creek, rapids, and waterfall. Viewing platforms extend out over the creek. A picnic area and restrooms at the trailhead make this a great place to spend a day.
A sturdy bridge spans Bauerman Creek. After crossing Bauerman Creek, the trail turns right and enters a thick fir forest. It continues through the forest and arrives at Blakiston Creek. From there, without crossing Blakiston Creek, the trail veers right and begins following Blakiston Creek. After following the creek for a short ways, the trail arrives at the base of Blakiston Falls. From here, one can continue hiking along the Blakiston Trail that follows Blakiston Creek to where it splits into smaller creeks with their sources high in the peaks of the Continental Divide.
There are a couple viewing platforms that extend out over Blakiston Creek along the way to Blakiston Falls. One can get an exciting view of the rushing water and rapids from these viewing platforms. The second viewing platform offers an awesome view of Blakiston Falls.
Land Manager: Parks Canada - Waterton Lakes National Park