Hike Akamina Parkway to Wall Lake in the Waterton Lakes Nationalpark: Position on map

Hike Akamina Parkway to Wall Lake

Akamina Parkway to Wall Lake

Elevation

Min: 5545 ft
Max: 5922 ft
Uphill: 791 ft
Downhill: 1017 ft
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last update on Sep 12, 2016
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Difficulty
Easy
Distance: 7.77 miles
Duration:3 h
Min: 5545 ft
Max: 5922 ft
Uphill: 791 ft
Downhill: 1017 ft

Trail characteristics

Forest track
Hiking trail

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Interesting facts

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  • You're traveling a distance of 8 miles on this easy trail. The average length of all hikes in Alberta is 12 miles.
  • Akamina Parkway to Wall Lake is among the 3 best rated Hikes in Canada.
  • You're facing an uphill climb of 241 vertical meters on this hike. The highest point of the track is 5922 ft above sea level.
  • Don’t hesitate to take your kids along on this easy hikes. What’s even better: You can also bring the family’s best friend on this dog friendly hike.
  • Make sure to bring sturdy footwear on this track. Hiking boots are highly recommended.

Route description

Hiking and more

Starting your tour at Akamina Highway, you'll be first ascending for quite some time only towards the end the path will get flatter. Shortly afterwards you'll reach Akamina pass, which is rather plain. After 2km/1.2mi you'll get to a junction where you turn left to get to Forum Falls and Forum Lake. Further on you'll get to Wall Lake. At this stage Forum Falls are only 1km/0.6mi away however Forum Lake demands more stamina with a detour of another 4km/2.5mi.

Crossing horses

To simply continue the actual hike keep walking straight towards Wall Lake. The minute you'll get to the lake you'll see the rock formations in the background. Continue passing the next junction and walk by a horse field, where you keep left. Afterwards cross a small bridge and hike back to the lake's shore.

Pay attention at Wall Lake

Finally at Wall Lake you'll be able to enjoy a fabulous view and breathtaking nature, you should however be careful aswell. Even during summer some parts are frozen and sometimes avalanches or landslides may occur.

 

Suitable for dogs
Suitable for kids
Sturdy shoes necessary

Highlights of the tour

Clear highlight of this tour is the destination, Wall Lake. A spectacular backdrop is waiting for you. Rock formations around the lake and a dainty landscape create an idyllic atmosphere. Take some time and enjoy this incredible nature. In case you choose to visit Forum Falls, these aswell are a special experience of nature.

Variations

At the first junction you have the option to take a detour to Forum Falls and Forum Lakes.

Equipment

Sturdy shoes are highly recommended since some spots on this tour may be frozen, especially by the lake.

Getting here

By car:

To get to the starting point first leave Waterton and stay on Akamina Highway. Approximately one kilometer behind the sign leading to Cameron Lake, you'll find the tour's starting point. Parking is available.

 

Contact

Waterton Lakes Nationalpark
Akamina Parkway
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Waterton, Alberta
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