Trail conditions at Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park

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.
  • Wildlife encounters and warnings.
  • Variable water levels. Challenging or unsafe water crossings for hikers.
  • Snow and/or conditions that may require skills in route finding and navigation at higher elevation.

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

For the 2022-2023 season, the Friends of Jasper National Park will be flat-packing the following trails on a priority basis, when snow conditions and volunteer capacity allow: Trail 14, 7, 4, 4a, 4e, 4g, 7b, 7e, 13, 11, 2, 8, 8b, 8c, 8e, 3, 3f, 3g and 11a, for a total of more than 50 km.

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 Low 28-10-2022: 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) Good. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Jasper Discovery Trail: South (11) Good. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Bighorn Trail (13) Good. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Red Squirrel (14) Good. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Woodpecker (18) Good. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Good. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Lake Annette Loop (4d) Good. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Old Fort Point Loop (1) Good. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Wapiti Trail (12) Good. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Cottonwood Creek Loop (2, 2a, 11) Good. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Overlook Loop (2, 2b, 2f, 2g) Good. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Pyramid Trail (15) Good. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Short Loop (9a, 9b, 9) Good. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Long Loop (9a, 9) Good. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Dorothy and Christine Lakes (60, 60a) Fair. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details

Maligne Valley

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Good. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Overlander (10) Fair. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (South) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (North) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Moose Lake Loop (20) Fair. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Lorraine and Mona Lakes (100) Fair. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Bald Hills (23) Poor. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Snowshoes recommended; Avalanche danger at high altitude; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Trailhead to Beaver Lake (139) Poor. 28-01-2023: Stream crossings; Detour in place; Snow covered; Snowshoes recommended; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Beaver Lake to Summit Lakes (139) Poor. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Snowshoes recommended; Avalanche danger at high altitude; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Summit Lakes to Jacques Lake (139) Poor. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Snowshoes recommended; Avalanche danger at high altitude; Trail details

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

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Athabasca Falls Good. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Fair. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Sunwapta Falls (126) Good. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Forefield Trail (53) Fair. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Toe of the Athabasca Glacier (52) Fair. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Viewpoint - Red Chairs (50) Poor. 28-01-2023: Snow covered; Snowshoes recommended; Avalanche danger beyond the Red Chairs; Trail details

Cross-country ski trails

Grooming is weather dependent. Generally, if you can’t make a snowball; we can’t groom. Wind, snow fall, and extreme temperatures affect both the machines and our team

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Marmot Meadows Cross-Country Ski Hub: Sparkle Loop Good. 11-01-2023: Trackset for classic skiing; (Jan. 10); Groomed for skate skiing; (Jan. 10); Trail details
Difficult Marmot Meadows Cross-Country Ski Hub: Re Run Good. 11-01-2023: Trackset for classic skiing; (Jan. 10); Groomed for skate skiing; (Jan. 10); Trail details
Easy Marmot Meadows Cross-Country Ski Hub: Whistlers loops Good. 23-01-2023: Trackset for classic skiing; (Jan. 10); Groomed for skate skiing; (Jan. 23); Trail details
Moderate Marmot Meadows Cross-Country Ski Hub: Aspen Gardens Good. 11-01-2023: Trackset for classic skiing; (Jan. 10); Groomed for skate skiing; (Jan. 10); Trail details
Difficult Pyramid Fire Road (16) Fair. 20-01-2023: Trackset for classic skiing; (Jan. 7); Groomed for skate skiing; (Jan. 20); Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Wabasso Campground: Inner loops Good. 28-01-2023: Trackset for classic skiing; (Jan. 16); Groomed for skate skiing; (Jan. 28); Trail details
Easy Wabasso Campground: Outer loop Good. 28-01-2023: Trackset for classic skiing; (Jan. 16); Groomed for skate skiing; (Jan. 28); Trail details
Easy Whirlpool Cross-Country Ski Hub: Moab Lake Trail (Hub to red chairs) Good. 28-01-2023: Trackset for classic skiing; (Jan. 9); Groomed for skate skiing; (Jan. 28); Trail details
Moderate Whirlpool Cross-Country Ski Hub: Moab Lake Trail (Red chairs to Moab Lake viewpoint)) Good. 28-01-2023: Trackset for classic skiing; (Jan. 9); Groomed for skate skiing; (Jan. 28); Trail details
Moderate Whirlpool Cross-Country Ski Hub: Leach Lake Trail (Hub to Leach Lake) Good. 28-01-2023: Trackset for classic skiing; (Jan. 18); Groomed for skate skiing; (Jan. 28); Trail details
Moderate Whirlpool Cross-Country Ski Hub: Leach Lake Trail (Leach Lake to end of trail) Good. 28-01-2023: Trackset for classic skiing; (Jan. 18); Groomed for skate skiing; (Jan. 28); Trail details
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