Alberta Falls via Bear Lake Hike

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Very Easy
Duration
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1-1.5h
Distance
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4.0 km
Elevation
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116 m
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The Alberta Falls via Bear Lake Hike is an epic family-friendly nature walk that exhibits some of the Rocky Mountain National Park’s most popular destinations. Trek the accessible trail around Bear Lake and along the gravel route to the meditative cascades of Alberta Falls.

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Route Description for Alberta Falls via Bear Lake Hike

The Alberta Falls via Bear Lake Hike is a fantastic excursion that is suitable for the whole family. The picturesque landscape and stimulating sights will please everyone. Hike around the perimeter of the alpine lake hemmed by snow-dusted peaks before trekking the mountain cirque over to the mesmerizing cascading falls. Located within the Rocky Mountain National Park, visitors are required to purchase a pass.

Embark on your adventure along the Alberta Falls via Bear Lake Trail from the Bear Lake Trailhead. From here, track counterclockwise around the perimeter of the shimmering lake. Revel in the beauty of the blue-hued waters and verdant woodlands. When you return to the trailhead, merge onto the Connector Trail. Hike this route south, across Chaos Creek and at the intersection, hook onto the Glacier Gorge Trail. Trek along the path until it delivers you to Alberta Falls.

Enjoy the ambiance of the running waters and the hypnotic sights of the falls. Explore the cascades, and when you are ready to return, retrace your steps along the route back to the Bear Lake Trailhead, marking the end of your adventure.

Getting to the Alberta Falls via Bear Lake Hike Trailhead

The Alberta Falls via Bear Lake Hike departs from the Bear Lake Trailhead off Bear Lake Road.

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    No

  • When to do

    Year-round

  • Pets allowed

    No

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Extreme

  • Route Type

    Lollipop

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