Trail conditions at Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park

Whether you're out for a leisurely hike or a longer adventure, make your trip a safe one by checking the latest conditions.

Important information

You are responsible for your own safety.

If you are planning to hike or back pack in Jasper National Park, be prepared for:

  • Rapid changes in weather, trail and road access.
  • Trails that present slip hazards and risk of injury.
  • Travelling on ice covered water is unsafe. The Red Cross recommends an ice thickness of at least 15 centimetres. This does not apply to moving waters.
  • Travelling in avalanche terrain. Whenever there is snow on a slope, there is potential for an avalanche.
  • Snow and/or conditions that may require skills in route finding and navigation at higher elevation.
  • Wildlife encounters and warnings.
  • Variable water levels. Challenging or unsafe water crossings for hikers.

Stay informed. Always be ready to change your plans when you visit the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Dogs are prohibited from trails and areas in sensitive habitats to reduce the stress that dogs have on grizzly bears, caribou, ground-nesting birds, and/or other sensitive species. Notice of prohibition: Dogs in sensitive habitat


Fire danger rating

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Current Fire Danger Moderate 11-05-2024: N.A. ; Trail details

Around Town

Keep pets on a leash at all times. Report unsafe or aggressive human-wildlife interactions to Jasper Dispatch (780) 852-6155. Trails shared with commercial horse riding groups: 2, 2b, 2c, 2e, 2f, 4, 4b, 4e, 4f, 6, 6a, 6c, 7, 7e, 13.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Jasper Discovery Trail: North (11) Fair. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Jasper Discovery Trail: South (11) Fair. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Lakes Loop Trail (13) Fair. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Lakes Loop Trail (14) Fair. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Lakes Loop Trail (18) Fair. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Warning 25-05-2024: Partial closure, elk calving area; Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Lake Annette Loop (4d) Good. 26-05-2024: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Old Fort Point Loop (1) Fair. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Campgrounds Trail (12) Fair. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Cottonwood Creek Loop (2, 2a, 11) Fair. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Overlook Loop (2, 2b, 2f, 2g) Fair. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Pyramid Trail (15) Fair. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Short Loop (9a, 9b, 9) Fair. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Long Loop (9a, 9) Fair. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Dorothy and Christine Lakes (60, 60a) Fair. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Maligne Valley

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Fair. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Overlander (10) Fair. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (South) to Viewpoint (21) Poor. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (North) to Viewpoint (21) Poor. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy; Trail details
Easy Moose Lake Loop (20) Poor. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Lorraine and Mona Lakes (100) Poor. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Bald Hills (23) Poor. 25-05-2024: Snow covered sections; Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Trailhead to Beaver Lake (139) Poor. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Beaver Lake to Summit Lakes (139) Poor. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Summit Lakes to Jacques Lake (139) Poor. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Icefields Parkway (93N) and Wabasso Road (93A)

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Athabasca Falls Good. 26-05-2024: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Wabasso Lake (9) Fair. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Fair. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Sunwapta Falls (126) Fair. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Forefield Trail (53) Poor. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Toe of the Athabasca Glacier (52) Poor. 26-05-2024: Snow covered sections; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Pass: Wilcox Viewpoint - Red Chairs (50) Poor. 26-05-2024: Snow covered sections; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Pass: Upper Wilcox Pass (50) Poor. 26-05-2024: Snow covered sections; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Miette Hot Springs Area

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Mine Trail: Lower loop (31) Good. 26-05-2024: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Mine Trail: Upper loop (32) Good. 26-05-2024: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Jasper House Viewpoint (33) Good. 26-05-2024: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Source of the Springs (140) Good. 26-05-2024: Mainly dry;  
Difficult Sulphur Skyline (30) Poor. 26-05-2024: Snow covered sections; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Jasper Backcountry

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Chaba trail: Trailhead to Athabasca Crossing Campground (126) Poor. 26-05-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail; Trail details
Easy Fryatt trail (122) No access. 26-05-2024: Geraldine Road closed to all public traffic; Trail details
Difficult Fiddle River: Miette Hot Springs Trailhead to Utopia Campground (140) Unknown conditions. 26-05-2024: Variable conditions; Trail details
Difficult Fiddle River: Utopia Campground to Park Boundary (140) Unknown conditions. 26-05-2024: Variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: South (3, 3d) Fair. 26-05-2024: Numerous trees down on trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: North (3, 3c) Fair. 26-05-2024: Numerous trees down on trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Athabasca Pass: Trailhead to Tie-Camp Campground (115) Poor. 26-05-2024: Snow covered sections; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Maligne Lake

Estimated campground opening: early June. Check 511.alberta.ca for road updates.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Maligne Lake Canoe Route: Maligne Lake Boat Launch to Hidden Cove Campground Early season conditions. 26-05-2024: Lake still frozen; Trail details
Difficult Maligne Lake Canoe Route: Hidden Cove campground to Fisherman's Bay campground Early season conditions. 26-05-2024: Lake still frozen; Trail details
Difficult Maligne Lake Canoe Route: Fisherman's Bay campground to Coronet Creek campground Early season conditions. 26-05-2024: Lake still frozen; Trail details
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