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Crandell Lake MTB Loop

Great singletrack & views (2-3hrs/20km/moderate)

With few good mountain bike trails in the park, this is Waterton Lakes’ best circular ride, even though half is on access roads. But you get the roads out of the way early on, leaving a challenging climb and some lovely rolling singletrack to finish off.


• Start Waterton, park on street.

• Head north along the lake side past the visitor centre and then up the Red Rock Parkway, following signs to the Crandell Campground (12km).

• From the campground climb the broad but rocky trail to Crandell Lake and beyond over the pass and turn left at a fork to follow the single-track trail back to town.

Bike Hire

You can rent mountain bikes from Pat’s convenience store further down the road from the start: 224 Mountain View Rd; $60/day for front-suspension models.

Bike Crowsnest & Waterton Lakes

Waterton Lakes NP

Canada's Rockies In-2-Weeks

Five Rocky Mountain parks in one glorious 14-day loop

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