Prince of Wales Loop

Difficulty
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Very Easy
Duration
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0.5-1h
Distance
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3.2 km
Elevation
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31 m
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Directions to Trailhead
Prince of Wales Loop

When visiting the Waterton townsite, you must check out the Prince of Wales Hotel. Walking the Prince of Wales Loop Trail will take you around the hotel grounds for shifting views and new perspectives.

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Route Description for Prince of Wales Loop

From the parking area, find the trail that heads back towards the Prince of Wales Hotel. You will follow the lakeshore and make your way to the hotel before looping around it. There’s an opportunity to connect this trail with the short Linnet Lake Loop.

This short trail and its surrounding counterparts are great for families with strollers or those requiring mobility assistance.

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 Prince of Wales Loop Trailhead

From the townsite of Waterton, travel east along Highway 5 and turn into the parking area just after the Prince of Wales Hotel. This is the trailhead for Prince of Wales Loop, Linnet Lake Loop, and the Kootenai Brown Trail.

Route Information

  • When to do

    May–October

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    High

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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