Trailhead: Located on the Cameron Lake road approximately 7km from the town of Waterton in Waterton National Park. Parking at the marked trailhead.
Description: If you love wildflowers, this is the hike for you. During late spring and early summer, the variety and quantity of wildflowers on the lower slopes are incredible. At times it feels like you’re walking through a garden.
It’s interesting to note that Waterton National Park is home to over half of Alberta’s wildflowers. 175 species are listed as rare and 20 are indigenous to this area only.
Follow the Lineham creek trail as it slowly climbs across grass slopes covered in wildflowers then enters a spruce and fir forests. Once you reach the signed “Trail Ends”, you can continue on an overgrown climbers trail leading towards the cliffs above and the bottom of Lineham falls. This section is not an official trail.
Beware of rock fall and respect the area by staying on the climber paths. Lineham creek and falls is fed by Lineham lakes located in the valley above. The falls are approximately 90m high. Do not try and access upper Lineham lakes from here. It requires rock climbing experience, proper gear and permission from the parks. Safer access and an excellent view of Lineham lakes can be obtained by hiking to Lineham ridge. You Are In Bear Country