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.

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


For the 2023-2024 season, the Friends of Jasper National Park will continue their successful volunteer flat-packing program on the trails surrounding the Town of Jasper.


Fire danger rating

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Current Fire Danger Low 12-10-2023: 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. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections;  
Easy Jasper Discovery Trail: South (11) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections;  
Easy Bighorn Trail (13) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Red Squirrel (14) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Woodpecker (18) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Lake Annette Loop (4d) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow patches; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Old Fort Point Loop (1) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Wapiti Trail (12) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Cottonwood Creek Loop (2, 2a, 11) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Overlook Loop (2, 2b, 2f, 2g) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Pyramid Trail (15) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Short Loop (9a, 9b, 9) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Long Loop (9a, 9) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Dorothy and Christine Lakes (60, 60a) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details

Maligne Valley

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Caution. 17-02-2024: Hazards exist in the canyon; Potential for flash flooding event; Only enter the canyon bottom with a licenced guide; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (South) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (North) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Moose Lake Loop (20) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Lorraine and Mona Lakes (100) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Bald Hills (23) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Avalanche danger at high altitude; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Trailhead to Beaver Lake (139) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Beaver Lake to Summit Lakes (139) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Avalanche danger; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Summit Lakes to Jacques Lake (139) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details

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

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Athabasca Falls Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Easy Sunwapta Falls (126) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections;  
Moderate Forefield Trail (53) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Toe of the Athabasca Glacier (52) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Pass: Wilcox Viewpoint - Red Chairs (50) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Pass: Upper Wilcox Pass (50) Fair. 17-02-2024: Snow covered; Icy sections; Avalanche danger beyond the Red Chairs; Trail details

Jasper Backcountry

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: South (3, 3d) Winter conditions. 17-02-2024: Variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: North (3, 3c) Winter conditions. 17-02-2024: Variable conditions; Trail details
Easy Fryatt trail (122) - winter access See comment section 13-02-2024: See trail details; Winter conditions; Variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Chaba trail: Trailhead to Athabasca Crossing Campground (126) Winter conditions. 17-02-2024: Variable conditions; Trail details
Moderate Athabasca Pass: Trailhead to Tie-Camp Campground (115) Winter conditions. 17-02-2024: Variable conditions; Trail details

Cross-country ski trails

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Whirlpool Cross-Country Ski Hub: Moab Lake Trail (Hub to red chairs) See comment section 17-02-2024: Groomed for skate skiing; (Feb. 13); Good; Trackset for classic skiing; (Feb. 13); Fair; Trail details
Moderate Whirlpool Cross-Country Ski Hub: Moab Lake Trail (Red chairs to Moab Lake viewpoint)) See comment section 17-02-2024: Groomed for skate skiing; (Feb. 13); Good; Trackset for classic skiing; (Feb. 13); Fair; Trail details
Moderate Whirlpool Cross-Country Ski Hub: Leach Lake Trail (Hub to Leach Lake) Poor. 17-02-2024: Flat packed; (Feb. 7); Groomed for skate skiing; (Feb. 9); Trackset for classic skiing; (Jan. 22); Trail details
Moderate Whirlpool Cross-Country Ski Hub: Leach Lake Trail (Leach Lake to end of trail) Poor. 17-02-2024: Flat packed; (Feb. 7); Groomed for skate skiing; (Feb. 9); Trackset for classic skiing; (Jan. 22); Trail details
Easy Marmot Meadows Cross-Country Ski Hub: Sparkle Loop Poor. 17-02-2024: Groomed for skate skiing; (Feb. 9); Flat packed; (Feb. 9); Trail details
Difficult Marmot Meadows Cross-Country Ski Hub: Re Run Poor. 17-02-2024: Groomed for skate skiing; (Feb. 9); Flat packed; (Feb. 9); Trail details
Easy Marmot Meadows Cross-Country Ski Hub: Whistlers loops Poor. 17-02-2024: Groomed for skate skiing; (Jan. 21); Trackset for classic skiing; (Jan. 21); minimal snow depth; Icy sections; Trail details
Moderate Marmot Meadows Cross-Country Ski Hub: Aspen Gardens Poor. 17-02-2024: Groomed for skate skiing; (Feb. 9); Flat packed; (Feb. 9); Trail details
Difficult Pyramid Fire Road (16) Good. 17-02-2024: Flat packed; (Feb. 13); Trail details
Easy Wabasso Campground: Inner loops Good. 17-02-2024: Flat packed; (Feb. 13); Trail details
Easy Wabasso Campground: Outer loop See comment section 17-02-2024: Not enough snow to trackset; Trail details
Easy Pipeline Trail See comment section 19-02-2024: Groomed for skate skiing; (Feb. 19); Fair; Trackset for classic skiing; (Feb. 9); Good; Trail details
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