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Steep hike but so worth it!

We were very fortunate to have visited the park before the terrible wildfires. The views from... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2018
vic b
British Columbia, Canada
Bear's Hump is a short but strenuous trail! You meet people coming down and they encourage you to keep on, keeping on!

What a lovely surprise Bear's Hump trail is! A vigorous hike up-up-up and what a lovely reward when... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2018
Taylorsville NC, United States
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All reviews steep hike worth the climb take your time worth the effort prince of wales hotel bring water elevation gain wooden steps wear proper shoes visitor center trail starts waterton lake less than an hour parking lot take your breath away short distance up hill
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

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.

Thank vic b
Reviewed February 9, 2018

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...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

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...More

1  Thank RetiredTravelerTN
Reviewed January 4, 2018

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...More

Thank DeannaD331
Reviewed October 22, 2017

This hike is not for the faint of heart. It is short, but quite steep, so those who are not willing to sweat should not attempt this. Once at the top, the views are second to none. A definite must!

Thank CdnMtnGal
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Don't think this is an easy hike unless you're an avid hiker. It's only 9/10 of a mile up, but I do mean up! But the view is remarkable, especially if you happen to be staying in Waterton Village or the Prince of Wales Hotel...More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed September 26, 2017

Hiked the Bear Hump trail this past May. Took about 30 minutes to get up and 20 minutes to get down. Rather steep but very well maintained and well worth the effort. Often very windy on top, so hold on to your hat. From the...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed September 16, 2017

This hike isn't very long, but is pretty steep and the uneven steps in places make it even tougher especially for a short person. Take your time, stop for breathers, and once you get to the top it is well worth it as the view...More

1  Thank Tara D
Reviewed September 15, 2017

Our first full day in Waterton we went on this hike just after breakfast - a good choice the day became hot and the trail became busy. The hike was enjoyable and the views were excellent. This may not be the easiest hike close to...More

Thank 1victor
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Steep hike from Visitor Center..rest as needed. Be aware that this is bear country. There are steps in very steep sections. Wondrous views of Waterton lake and Park area.

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March 12, 2017|
Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
Weather might be an issue
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Response from Okanagandream | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I didn't see this until today. Although you have probably already done the hike, I would say yes it is appropriate for a 5 year old. (Maybe the child is 6 by now)