Bears Hump Hiking Trail

Waterton, Alberta

Park Size: Waterton is 505km²
Trail Length: 2.4km

Difficulty: Moderate
Park Amenities:
Wildlife Watching

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Where to Find the Bears Hump Hike Trailhead 

Waterton Lakes National Park is small and easy to navigate making the trailhead quite simple to locate. Bears Hump hike starts right across the street from the historic Prince of Whales Hotel. You'll notice this is not far past the park entrance gates on the right. This is an extremely popular hike in peak times and the parking lot can get full quite quickly. Weekdays, early mornings and evenings are your best times to have a quieter trail and easier parking abilities. 

 Hiking the Bears Hump Trail

This has to be one of the easiest yet most rewarding hikes in Alberta. At least I think so. This trail is a steady uphill hike, but with the switchbacks it really helps break it down into easier sections. Additionally, there are a few rest areas on the way up this short trail. As a round trip in and back trail at only 2.8kms, it doesn't take long to complete this trail depending on your skill level. Alternatively, it is a fantastic beginner hike in the mountains. Just because it took someone 20 minutes to get to the top, and it make take you an hour or longer, it doesn't matter. The views are worth it and the trail is user-friendly, wide, easy to follow and offers breathtaking panoramic views over the Waterton townsite. It's worth the push to the top and is open year round! 

Things to Do in Waterton Lakes National Park 

There are no shortage of other things to do once you complete this short hike. Cameron Falls is a must stop spot while in this area. Take a drive up the Akamina Parkway to Cameron Lake. Explore downtown and all the fun shops and restaurants. Jump on the trails and go backcountry hiking camping for a few days. The opportunities are endless around here and Bears Hump doesn't take up a lot of time. So get out and explore Waterton while you're here! 
Bears Hump Trail Information 
Trail Length- 2.8km
In and Back
Time to Complete- 1hr
Elevation Gain- 228m
Rating- Moderate 
Open Year Round

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Bears Hump Hiking Trail
Hwy 5 in Waterton Lakes National Park
Waterton, Alberta

How To Get ToBears Hump Hiking Trail

After passing through the Waterton Park gates, the trail is across the street from The Prince of Whales Hotel on Hwy 5.
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