ElevationAscent: 609' 186 m
Descent: -608' -185 m
High: 4,507' 1,374 m
Low: 4,218' 1,286 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
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“A well-maintained, forested trail along Upper Waterton Lake.”— Joan Pendleton
Family Friendly An easy and pretty trail with views of the lake. Rest stops. One can hike it one way and take a boat between the Waterton Townsite and Goat Haunt (It is an 8.8-mile hike to Goat Haunt in the States.)
After about 4.2 miles, Lakeshore Trail reaches the USA/Canadian border. From here, the trail continues through the forest, along Upper Waterton Lake for about another 4.6 miles into the States. The trail ends at Goat Haunt. Goat Haunt has a boat dock, and there is a boat service that runs between Waterton Townsite and Goat Haunt for those that prefer to hike one-way on this trail. It is an 8.8-mile hike from Waterton Townsite to Goat Haunt.
Due to the international border, with different Land Managers that have their own trail rules, overnight camping systems, criteria for trail closures, and so forth, this trail mapping is for the Canadian side only.
This is a segment of the GDT (Great Divide Trail).
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Land Manager: Parks Canada - Waterton Lakes National Park