Bear's Hump

MODERATE 88 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
219 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.

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9 days ago

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

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

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20 days ago

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

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24 days 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.

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25 days 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.

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

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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.