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The Bear's Hump

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The Bears Hump is a short, strenuous but rewarding climb that begins at the Waterton Visitor Resource Centre.
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About this Trail

The Bears Hump is a short, strenuous but rewarding climb that begins at the Waterton Visitor Resource Centre.  Once known as Bear Mountain by the Piikani (Blackfoot) tribe for its humplike appearance, this rocky trail becomes a veritable staircase by the half way mark yet ends on the flat dome of the "Hump".

At the end of this climb, you will be greeted by spectacular views of Waterton Valley and Mount Cleveland, the tallest summit in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.  The luminescent Middle and Lower Waterton Lakes glisten from this vantage point.  The views of the rolling prairies to the north will give you unique and breathtaking insight as to why Waterton is described as "where the mountains meet the prairies".

Bears Hump is a short family hike that allows even the most novice hikers the feeling of standing on top of the world.

Time

1 Hour

Distance

2.8 km / 1.8 mi.

Type

Short Hike

Difficulty

Moderate

Elevation

225 m / 738 ft.

Access

The trailhead begins behind the Information Centre in Waterton Park.

Usage

Hiking

Trail Terrain and Surfaces

Well defined trail of dirt and rock

Contact

Waterton Lakes National Park
403-859-5133
Box 200
Waterton Park, AB T0K 2M0
CA

Amenities

  • Challenging
  • Child Friendly
  • Free

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John palmer 5/24/2015
Hi Ienjoyed this trail whe Iworked at The PWH insummer85 and86 from the peak its anexcelent view ofthepeacepark john palmer
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