Akamina Lake Hike

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Very Easy
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1.0 km
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25 m
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Akamina Lake

The stroll to Akamina Lake is an easy trail that leads hikers 500 m into the woods before reaching the stunning lake. This is a great little trail for those visiting Cameron Lake with the whole family. The side trip from Cameron Lake is short and accessible with great views.

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Route Description for Akamina Lake Hike

Akamina Lake hike is a 1.0 km out-and-back trail that leaves from Cameron Lake. It’s an ideal trail for those looking for a quick and easy side trip for the family. You’ll be able to escape some of the crowds at Cameron Lake by following the trail to Akamina Lake. Enjoy stunning views at this calm lake before turning back the way you came.

Other amazing walks in Waterton Lakes National Park

Check out our guides to Bertha LakeCameron LakeRed Rock Canyon or Crypt Lake Hike. Or see all our hikes in Waterton Lakes National Park on 10Adventures.

Getting to the Akamina Lake Hike Trailhead

From the town of Waterton, take Highway 5 eastbound before turning left onto the Akamina Parkway. Follow the parkway to the end and park at Cameron Lake. You will find a trail kiosk with maps and signage for Akamina Lake.

Route Information

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  • Backcountry Campsites


  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly


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  • Route Type

    Out and back

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