Bear's Hump

Bear's Hump, Waterton Lakes National Park: Address, Phone Number, Bear's Hump Reviews: 5/5

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Kirk's Guide
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A Must!
Aug. 2020
This is really a must hike of any one coming to visit Waterton Park. You get some of the best views of the whole area.

The hike is short but pretty much straight uphill. Take your time it is worth it!

The top of Bear's Hump can get super windy so make sure you pack a jacket so you can enjoy the top for longer.

I wrote about it on my blog in the Waterton Park in a day :)
Written September 30, 2020
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Altius10
Calgary, Canada1,160 contributions
Great - Short Trail
Sep. 2020
We wanted a short hike this morning so Bear’s Hump was perfect. We walked from Waterton town up to the trailhead. The hike up the actual trail was less than 30 minutes - about 20 minutes back down. Definitely give yourself some time to enjoy the view at the top. Beautiful!
The trail is great. Well maintained - with stairs and plenty of benches if you need a break. Highly recommend.
Written September 16, 2020
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Tin QC
Calgary, Canada307 contributions
Steep climb; stunning view at the top
Sep. 2020 • Couples
Went with hubby and our niece over Labour Day weekend. We climbed late afternoon on a pretty chilly day. I’m not an expert hiker and I’ve only started hiking this year so every step for me was accompanied by huffing-and-puffing. I stayed about a few metres down and just enjoyed the unobstructed view of Prince of Wales Hotel while hubby and niece went all the way to the top.
Written September 8, 2020
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Kendra
Grande Prairie, Canada115 contributions
Hard, but worthwhile!
Aug. 2020 • Couples
This hike is rated as moderate... I found it difficult as there is a steady elevation gain, but there was a couple that passed us as they were RUNNING to the top! We went around noon and it was a packed parking lot and a busy trail. Once at the top, all the laboured breathing was worth it! Bring water and wear shoes with good tread!
Written August 12, 2020
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Jerguy
Sylvan Lake, Canada39 contributions
Wow
Aug. 2020 • Family
Very nice, short hike with incredible views of the town, and the lake. Would do again in a heartbeat. Kids loved it and it was steep enough to get some exercise! We loved it!
Written August 7, 2020
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Moscato-Mama
Airdrie, Canada2,476 contributions
Short steep family hike with spectacular views🥾
Jul. 2020 • Family
Our family with kids ages 6 & 12 did this hike July 2020. We were so happy to learn it was open this year because it had been closed last summer still from the forest fires of 2018. The trail has been redone and is very nice.

It's quite a steep climb with switchbacks for part of it. We gained just over 600 ft elevation from the parking lot to the top.

There are stops along the way with benches. When you arrive to the top there are some more benches or plenty of large rock area's to sit on.

The view is magnificent of the lake and town below and the mountains in the distance.

The devastation of the forest fire of 2018 is still very apparent but so is the regrowth. Lots of pretty wildflowers along the way too.

This is for sure a sight to see and love the fact that it is a short hike to see such a beautiful view. It is took about 40 minutes going up walking at slower pace. My 6 year old had no problem doing it so it is a good family hike and we saw plenty of kids even younger doing it.
Written July 30, 2020
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vic b
British Columbia, Canada50 contributions
Steep hike but so worth it!
Aug. 2017
We were very fortunate to have visited the park before the terrible wildfires.

The views from Bears Hump are beautiful and hopefully the trail can be restored in the future.
Written April 26, 2018
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A2506LZjamesm
Taylorsville NC, United States8 contributions
Bear's Hump is a short but strenuous trail! You meet people coming down and they encourage you to keep on, keeping on!
Jun. 2017 • Couples
What a lovely surprise Bear's Hump trail is! A vigorous hike up-up-up and what a lovely reward when you reach the top. You see the area in all it's pure beauty from your eagle's nest view. It was pure serendipity that we even went up there. We stopped at the Visitors Center and the trail head was right off the parking lot. It is a short trail and you could spend an hour or two, but we went back two days in a row. We took lots of pictures and even if we never get back there, will never forget this pristine part of Alberta!
Written February 9, 2018
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RetiredTravelerTN
Nashville, TN3,752 contributions
Short, Strenuous Hike to Spectacular View
Jul. 2017 • Couples
This 1.7 mile roundtrip hike has an elevation gain of 550 feet – strenuous is the right description for this one. But the view at the top – spectacular! The trailhead is at the visitor center parking area on the road into Waterton Village. (A little patience is required for getting a parking spot.) We’ve hiked this one twice – it was worth a return visit. Just pace yourself, take water, stop for a short rest when you need it, and enjoy the sense of accomplishment and the views at the top!
Written January 21, 2018
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Deanna D
Portland, OR39 contributions
Short but challenging and rewarding
Jul. 2017 • Couples
Bear's Hump is a thankfully short but steep hike that ends with gorgeous views of Waterton Valley and Mount Cleveland. Parking at the visitor's center fills up quickly so go early if possible. Good way to get in a quick workout and enjoy the beautiful views up top!
Written January 4, 2018
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