Bear's Hump

MODERATE 60 reviews

Bear's Hump is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Waterton, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and rock climbing and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
718 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

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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1 day 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!

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2 days ago

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3 days 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
6 days ago

Always a great little hike with spectacular views!

hiking
7 days ago

Did this one on June 11th, short but steep! The view at the top is so worth it. It's very popular and thus a busy hike though. And careful if you have knee issues.

hiking
9 days ago

This trail is made slightly more challenging for the less experienced if you don't stop and give your body a chance to adjust to the elevation change. The view makes every ounce of the effort worth it!

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29 days ago

Steep and short well trafficed hike with spectacular view of Waterton townsite. I personally climbed a bit higher for an even better view.

1 month ago

Short but the view was worth it. Gets very busy and crowded during the summer months... it is a very popular spot.

1 month ago

Amazing view for a short steep hike. Only negative thing about it is the number of people on it. Could be a good stepping stone for longer hikes.

hiking
1 month ago

Short but steep. Great views over lake, across mountains, and back to prairies.

1 month ago

Amazing view, and had to wait for the bear to leave the trail before we could finish. Exciting but scary!