Townsite Loop Hike

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Very Easy
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3.2 km
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Townsite Loop

This simple trail is a great way to see the town. The Townsite Trail is a leisurely stroll that makes its way around the entire town of Waterton. If you stay in town, be sure to take this trail to get acquainted with your surroundings.

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Route Description for Townsite Loop Hike

The Townsite Trail follows the lakeshore around Waterton. You will pass by Cameron Falls, Upper and Middle Waterton Lakes, and many small green spaces and local landmarks. Keep your eyes open for spotting wildlife as you make your way through the historic town. This is a great trail to wind down after a long day.

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 Townsite Loop Hike Trailhead

The Townsite Trail has no proper trailhead as it circumnavigates the town on a paved path. From anywhere in town, you can join the paved trail. The best places to find this trail if you are driving are the Marina or Cameron Falls.

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