The Bear's Hump
About this Trail
**This hike is currently closed due to the 2017 Kenow Wildfire. Parks Canada is working hard to get this reopened we will keep you posted ! For hikes that are open you can also check the Parks Canada website https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/waterton/visit/ouvert-open **
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.
Distance2.8 km / 1.8 mi.
Elevation225 m / 738 ft.
The trailhead begins behind the Information Centre in Waterton Park.
Trail Terrain and SurfacesWell defined trail of dirt and rock
- Child Friendly