2. Bear’s Hump
This short, moderately strenuous hike to the overlook at the top of Bear’s Hump is a round trip of 2.8 KM (1¾ miles) and an elevation gain of 225 m (738 ft) to a maximum elevation of 1,525 m (5,000 ft). The hike is a sustained, fairly steep climb on predominantly rocky trail supplemented by short switchbacks and large, wooden beam steps. Views are spectacular and summer crowds can be avoided with an early morning start to enjoy the rising sun.
View over Waterton Village from Bear’s Hump, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
View over Emerald Bay to Middle Waterton Lake at sunrise from Bear’s Hump, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada