Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Waterton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Bear's Hump

hiking
19 hours ago

The hike itself is nothing spectacular, just lots of switchbacks. What really makes this hike worthwhile is the amazing view of Waterton Lake and the townsite. Absolutely stunning view and well worth the time and effort!

Due to the Kenow fire in September 2017 this trail is closed until further notice.

hiking
2 days ago

A steep walk but fairly short hike. Worth the view at the top.
Children can climb it. Family friendly
Any tourist to the area should make the climb just for the view alone; it is spectacular.

Great hike. Loved the hike. Was very hard, but we took a lot of water and rested often so it all went great. Even got rain when we got at the top.

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

One of my top 3 favourite hikes of all time!! Incredible views the whole time! Keep going past the lake up to Avion Ridge. You’ll find a waterfall that you can enjoy on a hot day. Gorgeous spot to have a private lunch as it’s off the main trail to the left. Absolutely gorgeous. So happy we made this home happen before the fire in Waterton.

Starts with a long flat portion, followed by a steep uphill hike. The uphill portion is tough, but mostly because the hike itself is long. We were definitely tired the next day. Some awesome views and waterfalls on the way up, especially with the trees changing colour in the fall. The lake itself was a bit underwhelming tbh but overall still worth it for the rest of the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this hike I've been 4 times now and taken the kids they do really well. Spectacular views and such a beautiful little town. One of my absolute favs

hiking
1 month ago

A must see, short and sweet.

Awesome hike!! Would definitely do it again. Breathtaking views!!

4 months ago

Beautiful view of townsite and prairies , amazing hike

Big short steep hike up to the top. Tiring, but once you are up there you have a postcard picture of the amazing lake and mountains of Waterton. Highly recommend

Went as far as Wall Lake, good place have lunch and enjoy the view.

hiking
6 months ago

Shorter hike but definitely a good workout, great views.

hiking
6 months ago

Loved this hike. Pretty tough, switch backs we're a killer but the views were incredible.

I would say this was moderate-hard. Definitely got the heart rate up once you hit the climb, after a fairly pleasant 3.5 k of pretty easy going. There are a few gorgeous photo ops on the way and the lake is beautiful once you hit the top! I really enjoyed this hike, even tho it was super smoky on hike day.

Worth every step there's a waterfall near the top off the path id recomend taking the sketchy chance and climbing down me and my dogs did it.... Also depending on the time of year pack water for the dogs lots of the creeks were dried up by sept 1

Classic hike in the Watertown area. Be sure to take a lunch for a picnic on a small beach at the lake.

Loved this hike- beautiful falls and spectacular lake- saw some swimmers in lake and bear was in vicinity but we never saw- would recommend for sure.

Short but very rewarding view at top. Don't miss!

hiking
8 months ago

Its a short but hard hike in the holy-cow-I-can't-breath sense (not technical). View was worth it and we saw people of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels do it. Just take your time and enjoy the reward at the top.

Only did the lower falls. Beautiful trail though with 5 and 6 year old daughters.

8 months ago

At 100m of elevation for each km it's quite a woorkout for the kids. Nice panoramic view of Waterton from the top though.

8 months ago

awesome view

This was ok. More of a nature walk than a hike. I would call this Easy, the Difficult marker is very misleading. There's mayyyyybe 300m of elevation gain on the way there and he trail stops well in advance of the waterfall. We did he whole loop in less than 2 hours. Ok views but you are not summating anything merely meandering your way to a waterfall view. Good for beginners. Experienced hikers should look for something more difficult.

Took us 6 hours to do the whole loop with a few breaks. Amazing views from the top. Would definitely recommend a light jacket for the ridge as the wind can be chilling.

It was a gorgeous day, with a slight breeze and cooler temperatures. No wildlife, but we had the lake to ourselves as we walked around it.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy hike for the first 4.5km, after the turn off it's straight up but worth it with views of the valley and the clear water lake.

9 months ago

awezome little hike. takes me an average of 12-13 minutes

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