Bear's Hump, Waterton Lakes National Park

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  • 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 t...  more »
  • 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 o...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • June 22, 2017
    A must do hike. A great quick uphill for a quick cardio session. Good view down the lake.
  • October 14, 2016
    If there's one hike you have to do while you're at Waterton, it's Bears Hump. The incline is about 90 degrees, but it's pretty short, so you hardly notice it. The view from the top is absolutely spectacular. It's a great introduction to the area or a great spot to go for nostalgia a hundred visits later.
  • October 2, 2016
    May not be a long hike, but it is steep. The view is the best there is of the town of Waterton.
  • August 4, 2016
    Amazing view at the top! Worth the hike up to it!
  • July 18, 2016
    Hard climb but the view...! Recommended!!

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Where to stay in Waterton Lakes National Park

You can't stay in the heart of Waterton Lakes National Park, so your best bet is to base yourself in the township of Waterton and head on day trips from there. This can be difficult if you're on a budget, as the majority of accommodations in Waterton are resorts, hotels, and suites catering to a luxury-seeking clientele. If you're prepared to battle it out against nature, you can make your trip more affordable by pitching a tent at a local campsite. Make your reservations well in advance if visiting between May and September.
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