Bear's Hump

HARD 29 reviews

Bear's Hump is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Alberta, AB that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and rock climbing and is accessible from May until October.

1.4 miles 709 feet Out & Back

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Short steep hike from Waterton Lakes Visitor Center to rocky outcroppings and great views of the Prince Wales Hotel, Waterton Lakes and surrounding lakes and mountain range http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/waterton/index.aspx This trail in Waterton Lakes National Park is a very convenient and popular short hike starting behind the Visitor's Center. Fairly steep, the trail switchbacks up Mount Crandell to a prominent outcropping resembling a grizzly bear's hump, getting its name from the Blackfoot tribe. The views of the Prince of Wales hotel, the townsite and down the length of the surrounding lakes in both directions are spectacular. It's a great family hike with great rewards for a little bit of effort.

1 month ago

This is one of my favorites to hike when I go to Waterton park

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1 month ago

An easy climb with fantastic views at the top. Have hiked this one lots and it's always enjoyable.

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2 months ago

I hiked this countless times as a kid. Short but rewarding - great view!!!

2 months ago

An awesome hike, straight up, great views of the town from above. There is more to climb after the usual tourist hike, I kept going up for a while longer, it's a manageable scramble, loved it

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4 months ago

I miss Canada so much!

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4 months ago

The perfect intro to Waterton. This short steep hike has very rewarding views. You can see the prairies meet the lakes which meet the mountains. Yes there are lots of people but it's worth it. You can't visit Waterton without doing this hike!

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5 months ago

This is an easy and short hike with a very good view at the end.

5 months ago

Love bears hump even more every year I do it!! The view is beautiful ❤️

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5 months ago

A quick short hike that offers incredible views. This moderately strenuous trail is steep but well groomed. A Mainly rocky surface with Large railroad ties steps to help the climb. Kids and Dog friendly. On the climb up you get a sneak peak of the views, but the 360 views from the top are incredible. The scenic Views offer a look that Waterton Lake, the beautiful valley, mountains, the village and a view of where the mountains meet the prairies. Bear's Hump is a popular hike so get there early or later evening to avoid the crowds. We watch the chipmunks play on the rocks at the top and saw goats roam the Akamina Parkway, the parkway is closed for Construction until Fall 2016 due to flood damage. This is a must do!!

5 months ago

Really good short hike.

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

Short, simple, and sweet ^_^/

My little guys handled it well, great for a family hike!!

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7 months ago

Short and sweet with a beautiful view

9 months ago

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10 months ago

We take the whole family up here each time we visit, for a quick workout, it is short but not easy, it is like climbing stairs the whole way. Beautiful views overlooking waterton town site.

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1 year ago

Give little hike to the top. Kids just loved it. On the way up, there was a 2yr old grizzly eat.

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1 year ago

Quick but steep climb to wonderful views of Waterton, the lake and peaks all around. PoW Hotel seems like a blip. Go early.

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1 year ago

Wonderful scenery. Short but steep hike!