Bear's Hump

MODERATE 102 reviews

Bear's Hump is a 2.3 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Waterton, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
209 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

lake

views

rocky

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. 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.

2 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

Shorter hike but definitely a good workout, great views.

5 months ago

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

hiking
5 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.

5 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.

5 months ago

awesome view

6 months ago

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

6 months ago

Easy hike for an amazing experience! A must for everyone young or seasoned!

hiking
6 months ago

25 minutes at a moderate pace. Awesome view! Loved it.

hiking
6 months ago

Quick hike and the views are gorgeous. Gives you a 360 degree view. Really windy on top so hold onto your hats! I HIGHLY recommend.

hiking
6 months ago

Great quick family friendly hike, my son had been doing this hike with me since he was four. Steep but not for long before you are rewarded with the breathtaking view overlooking the waterton townsite.

hiking
7 months ago

Totally worth doing! Short and a bit steep but what a superb view.

7 months ago

Quick elevation to spectacular views. The trail up is one of the prettiest I've been on, although it's steep and might take your breath away if you're not used to hiking up mountains. Set a pace that's right for you and go for it. Keep climbing past the first main viewing area to get a little higher and away from the other hiking groups that might be up there.

7 months ago

Great trail. Do it at your own pace and after all your efforts the treasure is there: a breath taking view. Really worth to climb.

hiking
7 months ago

Short and Steep like others have said , but totally worth the climb and the crowds . The views are great .

Only thing to note is : if there are clouds gathered on the peak don't let that deter you . the clouds clear in a hour or so and the views are more interesting.

hiking
7 months ago

This is a short, steep and strenuous but rewarding climb that begins at the Waterton Visitor Resource Centre. This is a great hike with incredible views of the valley.

hiking
7 months ago

Very short and and a little bit steep trail, but the view is just gorgeous!
Chipmunks on the top harass people for food which is one of the highlights of this trail.
It's a totally must-do thing while you're in Waterton!

Lots of big lunge type steps up but rewarded at the top with the view!

8 months ago

Short and sweet! Great view of waterton village! Little chipmunks to great you at the top, very windy too. Only moderate because of the steep incline. Take breaks cause the view is worth it!

hiking
8 months ago

Always a great little hike with spectacular views!

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