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Bear's Hump

Type of Hike

  • Short Hike

Trail Type

  • Moderate Hike
  • Open Hike
Top Family Hike in Waterton!

This popular trail has been rebuilt and rehabilitated following the 2017 Kenow Wildfire.

**NOTE: **Bear’s Hump is a popular trail. It is likely to be busy, especially at peak periods. Parks Canada recommends visiting in the morning, later in the day or midweek for a more tranquil experience. Remember to practice physical distancing.

The most famous view and a definite favourite trail of locals and visitors alike. The Bear’s Hump trail starts at the parking area across from the Prince of Wales turn off. Make your way to the top on a short steep climb up a rocky trail to an outcropping on Crandell Mountain. It is known as Bear Mountain by the Blackfoot Indigenous peoples, and the mountain looks like the outline of a grizzly bear from a distance. Benches are located along the way if you need a break, and a final set of steps leads you up to the flat top of the “hump”. From here you will see one of the most iconic and recognised views of the Waterton Valley. This vantage point shows off the mountain peaks down the valley and views of the prairies to the north. Sit and enjoy the landscape that makes Waterton so unique.

**Distance: 2.8 km/1.8 miles
Elevation: 225 m/738 feet
Rating: Moderate
Timing: 1 hour

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