Day hiking in Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park

Utopia Wildfire

An area closure is in effect for Miette Hot Springs area and Fiddle River Valley to ensure public safety and facilitate Parks Canada operations to respond to a wildfire.

Since Jasper National Park was established in 1907, its historical trail networks have been expanded and maintained for everyone wanting to experience Jasper’s wilderness. Whether you are strolling along the shores of Maligne Lake or hiking all day in the alpine, the following information will help you plan a trip that is right for you.

Explore the trails

Jasper Connector Trails
Across the river

Across the river
Trail Distance (round trip) Time Elevation Trail # Level of difficulty Biking Dogs Horses
Old Fort Point Loop 3.8 km 1-2 hours 130 m 1, 1a     Moderate No Yes No
Overlander Trail 31 km 10-12 hours 65 m 10 Moderate Yes Yes Yes
Maligne Canyon 4.4 km 2-4 hours 100 m 7g
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Moderate

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

Lake Annette Loop 2.4 km 1-1.5 hours 0 m 4d Easy No Yes No
West and Southwest of Jasper

West and Southwest of Jasper
Trail Distance (round trip) Time Elevation Trail # Level of difficulty Biking Dogs Horses
Caledonia Lake 8 km 4-6 hours 97 m 3 Moderate Yes Yes Yes
Virl, Dorothy and Christine Lakes 8.6 km 4-6 hours 250 m 60, 60a Moderate Yes Yes Yes
The Whistlers Summit Trail 2.2 km 1-2 hours 150 m 5a Moderate No Yes No
The Whistlers Trail 13.6 km 5-8 hours 1200 m 5 Difficult No Yes No
Maligne Lake

Maligne Lake
Trail Distance (round trip) Time Elevation Trail # Level of difficulty Biking Dogs Horses

Opal Hills Loop

8.2 km

4-6 hours 460 m 22 Difficult No No No
Bald Hills 10.4 km 4-6 hours 500 m 23 Difficult No

No

No
Moose Lake Loop 2.7 km 1-2 hours 59 m 20 Easy No Yes No
Mary Schäffer Loop 3.2 km 1-2 hours 0 m 21 Easy No Yes No
Lorraine Lake and Mona Lake 5.2 km 2-3 hours 80 m 100 Easy No No No
Pyramid Bench
Pyramid Bench
Trail Distance (round trip) Time Elevation Trail # Level of difficulty Biking Dogs Horses
Pyramid Trail 10.4 km 2-4 hours 118 m 15 Moderate Yes Yes Yes
Cottonwood Creek Loop 5.1 km 1-2 hours 60 m 2, 2a, 11 Moderate Yes Yes Yes
Patricia Lake Loop 4.8 km 2-3 hours 60 m 6 Moderate Yes Yes Yes
Mina-Riley Lakes Loop 9 km 3-4 hours 172 m 8 Moderate Yes Yes Yes
South of town

South of town
Trail Distance (round trip) Time Elevation Trail # Level of difficulty Biking Dogs Horses
Valley of the Five Lakes 4.6 km 2 hours 66 m 9a, 9b, 9 Moderate Yes Yes Yes
Wabasso Lake 6.4 km 2-3 hours 38 m 9 Moderate Yes Yes Yes
Mount Edith Cavell
Mount Edith Cavell
Trail Distance (round trip) Time Elevation Trail # Level of difficulty Biking Dogs Horses
Path of the Glacier Trail 1.4 km 1 hour 70 m 41 Moderate No Yes No
Cavell Meadows Trail 7 km 3-5 hours 500 m 42 Moderate No No No
Icefield Parkway

Icefield Parkway
Trail Distance (round trip) Time Elevation Trail # Level of difficulty Biking Dogs Horses
Athabasca Falls 200 m 0.5 hour Minimal Moderate No Yes No
Lower Sunwapta Falls 2.6 km 1 hour 87 m 125 Moderate No Yes No
Forefield Trail 3.6 km 1-2 hours Minimal 53 Moderate No Yes No
Toe of the Athabasca Glacier 1.8 km 1 hour 60 m 52 Moderate No Yes No
Nigel Pass 14.4 km 5 hours 365 m 130 Moderate No Yes Yes
Wilcox Pass 2.4 km return to first viewpoint; 8 km return to pass 1 hour return to first viewpoint, 2-3 hours return to Pass 390 m 50 Moderate No Yes No
Parker Ridge 5.4 km 3 hours 250 m 51 Moderate No Yes No
Miette Hotsprings

Miette Hotsprings
Trail Distance (round trip) Time Elevation Trail # Level of difficulty Biking Dogs Horses
Sulphur Skyline 8 km 4-6 hours 700 m 30 Difficult No Yes No
Miette Mine Trail 800 m lower loop, 1.7 km upper loop

20 min for lower loop, 45 min for upper loop

0 m 31/32 Easy No Yes No
Jasper House Viewpoint 0.7 km 20 min 0 m 33 Easy No Yes No

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