Bellevue Prairie Trail

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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3-4.5h
Distance
This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
12.9 km
Elevation
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290 m
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Bellevue Prairie

The Bellevue Prairie Trail is shaped like a reverse lollipop route that gives hikers the option to take a small detour on the return—otherwise, it’s an out-and-back trail. The trail is simple and flat, leading to an incredibly wide-open meadow that sees excellent wildflower blooms in July and August. This trail is suitable for all abilities.

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Route Description for Bellevue Prairie Trail

The Bellevue Prairie Trail begins on the obvious path from the parking lot. The trail is well-signed and easy to follow. Leaving the parking lot, you will follow the trail to a grassland area that blooms with incredible wildflowers at the height of summer.

Once in the meadow, you will be granted 360-degree views of the surrounding area with possibilities for wildlife viewing.

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 Bellevue Prairie Trail Trailhead

From the town of Waterton, make your way to the Bellevue Prairie trailhead by taking the Red Rock Parkway. In 3.0 km, you will find the trailhead that is well signed.

Route Information

  • When to do

    June–September

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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