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Crandell Lake Hike

  Ratings:    Ratings 3 Star
Level: Easy Time/Dist: 1 to 1.5 hours / 4K return Elevation Gain: 125m

Trailhead: Located on the south west end of Crandell Campground in Waterton National Park.

Description: This trail is a favorite for mountain bikers so expect to share the trail. Follow the well worn trail as it gently winds it's way up through an old growth spruce and fir forest. Within 45 minutes or so, you'll arrive at Crandell Lake and Crandell Lake Back Country Campsite. The lake is crystal clear with an inviting pebble beach located along the lakes south west shore. Near the beach you'll find a covered cook shelter that is excellent for picnics. Strong hikers can continue on towards the Akamina Parkway and the Waterton town site. Crandell Lake offers good Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout fishing. You'll need a fishing license to try your luck, check regulations for closures. Ice is usually off the first week of July. 

Near Here: Local campgrounds include Bertha Lake back country campground shown in photos below, Alderson Lake back country campground, Crandell, Waterton Town Site and Belly River. Trailheads to Akamina Ridge, Buffalo Paddock, Blackiston Falls, Crandell Lake, Crypt Lake, Carthew Alderson, Cameron Lake, Forum Lake, Goat Haunt Waterton Lake, Goat Lake, Lineham Falls, Lineham Ridge, Red Rock Canyon, Rowe Lakes and Wall Lake are also located in this area. You are in bear country.

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