Kootenai Brown Trail

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14.6 km
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346 m
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The Kootenai Brown trail in Waterton National Park is a wonderful multi-use trail that offers excellent views of Middle Waterton Lake and the Prince of Wales Hotel. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the water with the whole family. This trail is paved and easily accessed from town.

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Route Description for Kootenai Brown Trail

The Kootenai Brown Trail is a multi-use trail that runs along Middle Waterton Lake. It’s a great trail for families looking for accessible views. Following a paved path, you’ll come upon excellent mountain views and wildflower sightings.

From the parking lot, follow the paved trail as it leads you towards the park gates. This is a great trail for hiking and cycling at any ability. Enjoy the views and turn around at the endpoint to return 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 Kootenai Brown Trail Trailhead

From the town of Waterton, make your way northeast on Highway 5 and turn right at Linnet Lake just past the Prince of Wales Hotel. Park at the main parking area.

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  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly


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  • Route Type

    Out and back

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