Hiking in Jasper National Park.

Jasper National Park Day Hike Quick Reference

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Jasper National Park Day Hike Quick Reference

Summary:

Jasper National Park's historical trail networks have consistently been expanded and maintained for all to enjoy. Whether you are wanting to experience Jasper's outback wilderness, or take a quick hike around a beautiful glacial fed lake, Canada's National Parks have something for everyone.

The below information is a quick reference to Jasper's hiking trails and any standard restrictions as set out by Parks Canada.

Hiking near the Jasper Townsite - Easy Hiking Trail Network

Trail

Distance (round trip)

Time

Elevation

Trail # Level of difficulty

Biking

Dogs Horses
Jasper Discovery trail8.3 km2-3 hours120 m11EasyYesYesNo
Wapiti trail9.4 km2-4 hours0 m12EasyYesYesYes
Bighorn8.6 km2-4 hours33 m13EasyYesYesYes
Red Squirrel2 km1 hour0 m14EasyYesYesYes


Across the Athabasca River
Trail

Distance (round trip)

Time

Elevation

Trail # Level of difficulty

Biking

Dogs Horses
Old Fort Point loop3.8 km1-2 hours130 m1, 1a    ModerateNoYesNo
The Overlander trail31 km10-12 hours65 m10ModerateYesYesYes
Maligne Canyon4.4 km2-4 hours100 m7g, 7ModerateNoYesNo
Lake Annette loop (Clifford E. Lee trail)2.4 km1-1.5 hours0 m4dEasyNoYesNo


West and Southwest of Jasper
Trail

Distance (round trip)

Time

Elevation

Trail # Level of difficulty

Biking

Dogs Horses
Caledonia Lake8 km4-6 hours97 m3ModerateYesYesYes
Virl, Dorothy and Christine Lakes8.6 km4-6 hours250 m60, 60aModerateYesYesYes
The Whistlers Summit trail2.2 km1-2 hours150 m5aModerateNoYesNo
The Whistlers trail13.6 km5-8 hours1200 m5DifficultNoYesNo


Maligne Lake area
Trail

Distance (round trip)

Time

Elevation

Trail # Level of difficulty

Biking

Dogs Horses

Opal Hills loop

8.2 km

4-6 hours460 m22DifficultNoNoNo
Bald Hills10.4 km4-6 hours500 m23DifficultNo

No

No
Moose Lake loop2.7 km1-2 hours59 m20EasyNoYesNo
Mary Schaffer loop3.2 km1-2 hours0 m21EasyNoYesNo
Lorraine Lake and Mona Lake5.2 km2-3 hours80 m100EasyNoYesNo


Geraldine Lakes area
Trail

Distance (round trip)

Time

Elevation

Trail # Level of difficulty

Biking

Dogs Horses
First Geraldine Lake3.6 km1-2 hours200 m120ModerateNoYesNo


Pyramid bench
Trail

Distance (round trip)

Time

Elevation

Trail # Level of difficulty

Biking

Dogs Horses
Pyramid trail10.4 km2-4 hours118 m15ModerateYesYesYes
Cottonwood Creek loop5.1 km1-2 hours60 m2, 2a, 11ModerateYesYesYes
Patricia Lake loop4.8 km2-3 hours60 m6c, 6, 6cModerateYesYesYes
Mina-Riley Lakes loop9 km3-4 hours172 m8ModerateYesYesYes


South of Jasper's townsite
Trail

Distance (round trip)

Time

Elevation

Trail # Level of difficulty

Biking

Dogs Horses
Valley of the Five Lakes4.5 km2 hours66 m9, 9b, 9aModerateYesYesYes
Wabasso Lake6.4 km2-3 hours38 m9ModerateYesYesYes


Mount Edith Cavell area
Trail

Distance (round trip)

Time

Elevation

Trail # Level of difficulty

Biking

Dogs Horses
Path of the Glacier trail1.4 km1 hour70 m41ModerateNoYesNo
Cavell Meadows trail7 km3-5 hours500 m42ModerateNoNoNo


Icefield Parkway
Trail

Distance (round trip)

Time

Elevation

Trail # Level of difficulty

Biking

Dogs Horses
Athabasca Falls200 m0.5 hourMinimalModerateNoYesNo
Lower Sunwapta Falls2.6 km1 hour87 m125ModerateNoYesNo
Forefield trail3.6 km1-2 hoursMinimal53ModerateNoYesNo
Toe of the Athabasca Glacier1.8 km1 hour60 m52ModerateNoYesNo
Nigel Pass14.4 km5 hours365 m130ModerateNoYesYes
Wilcox Pass2.4 km return to first viewpoint; 8 km return to pass1 hour return to first viewpoint, 2-3 hours return to Pass390 m50ModerateNoYesNo
Parker Ridge5.4 km3 hours250 m51ModerateNoYesNo


Miette Hotsprings area
Trail

Distance (round trip)

Time

Elevation

Trail # Level of difficulty

Biking

Dogs Horses
Sulphur Skyline8 km4-6 hours700 m30DifficultNoYesNo
Pocahontas Mine trail800 m lower loop, 1.7 km upper loop

20 min for lower loop, 45 min for upper loop

0 m31/32EasyNoYesNo
Jasper House trail0.7 km20 min0 m33EasyNoYesNo





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