Albertawow

Lineham Creek - Falls Hike

  Ratings:    Ratings 4 Star
Level: Easy to Moderate Time/Dist: 3 to 4 hours / 8.4K return Elevation Gain: 355m

Trailhead: Located on the Cameron Lake road approximately 7km from the town of Waterton in Waterton National Park. Parking at the marked trailhead.

Description: If you love wildflowers, this is the hike for you. During late spring and early summer, the variety and quantity of wildflowers that can be seen on the lower slopes is incredible. At times it feels like you're walking through a garden. It's interesting to note that Waterton National Park is home to over half of Alberta's wildflowers, 175 are listed as rare and 20 are indigenous to this area only. Follow the Lineham Creek trail as it slowly climbs across grass slopes covered in wildflowers than enters a spruce and fir forests. Once you reach the "Trail Ends" sign, you can continue on the overgrown climbers trail leading towards the cliffs above than towards the bottom of Lineham Falls. This section is not an official trail. Beware of rock fall and respect the area by staying on the climbers paths and not scaring the terrain. Lineham Creek and Falls is fed by Lineham Lakes located in the valley above the falls. The falls are approximately 90m high. Do not try and access the upper Lineham Lakes from here. It requires rock climbing experience, proper gear and permission from the parks. Safer access and an excellent view of Lineham Lakes can be obtained by hiking to Lineham Ridge.

Near Here: Local campgrounds include Bertha Lake back country campground shown in photos below, Alderson Lake back country campground, Crandle, 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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