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.
  • Wildlife encounters and warnings.
  • Increased risk of rapid snow melt, flash floods, landslides, and falling rock/snow/ice during heat or rain events.
  • 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.

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

Important links

Fire danger rating

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Current Fire Danger Moderate 18-09-2022: 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. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Jasper Discovery Trail: South (11) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Bighorn Trail (13) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Red Squirrel (14) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Woodpecker (18) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry;  
Easy Lake Annette Loop (4d) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Old Fort Point Loop (1) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Wapiti Trail (12) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Cottonwood Creek Loop (2, 2a, 11) Fair. 05-10-2022: Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Overlook Loop (2, 2b, 2f, 2g) Fair. 05-10-2022: Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Pyramid Trail (15) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Short Loop (9a, 9b, 9) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Long Loop (9a, 9) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Most Difficult The Whistlers Trail: The Whistlers Trail (5) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry;  
Moderate The Whistlers Trail: The Whistlers Summit Trail (5a) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry;  
Moderate Dorothy and Christine Lakes (60, 60a) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details

Maligne Valley

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Overlander (10) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (South) to Viewpoint (21) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (North) to Viewpoint (21) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Moose Lake Loop (20) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Opal Hills Loop (22) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Lorraine and Mona Lakes (100) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Bald Hills (23) Warning 05-10-2022: Bear warning in effect; Trail details

Icefields Parkway and Wabasso Road (93A)

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Athabasca Falls Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Edith Cavell : Path of the Glacier Trail (41) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Road closed to vehicle traffic; Trail details
Difficult Edith Cavell : Cavell Meadows Trail (42) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Road closed to vehicle traffic; Trail details
Moderate Wabasso Lake Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Sunwapta Falls (126) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry;  
Moderate Forefield Trail (53) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Toe of the Athabasca Glacier (52) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Pass: Wilcox Viewpoint - Red Chairs (50) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Pass: Upper Wilcox Pass (50) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details

Miette Hot Springs Area

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Mine Trail: Lower loop (31) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Mine Trail: Upper loop (32) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Jasper House Viewpoint (33) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Source of the Springs (140) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Sulphur Skyline (30) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details

Jasper Backcountry

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: South (3, 3d) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: North (3, 3c) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Fryatt Valley: Trailhead to Lower Fryatt Campground (122) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Road closed to vehicle traffic;  
Moderate Fryatt Valley: Lower Fryatt Campground to Fryatt Lake (122) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry;  
Difficult Fryatt Valley: Fryatt Lake to Fryatt ACC Hut (122) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry;  
Moderate Geraldine Lakes: Trailhead to First Geraldine Lake (120) Fair. 05-10-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Road closed to vehicle traffic;  
Difficult Geraldine Lakes: First Geraldine Lake to Second Geraldine Lake Campground (120) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Stream crossings;  
Moderate Chaba trail: Trailhead to Athabasca Crossing Campground (126) Fair. 05-10-2022: Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Jacques Lake: Trailhead to Beaver Lake (139) Poor. 05-10-2022: Stream crossings; Detour in place; Bear warning in effect; See warnings and closures tab; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Beaver Lake to Summit Lakes (139) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Bear warning in effect; See warnings and closures tab; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Summit Lakes to Jacques Lake (139) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Bear warning in effect; See warnings and closures tab; Trail details
Easy Maligne Lake Canoe Route: Maligne Lake Boat Launch to Hidden Cove Campground Variable conditions. 05-10-2022: Strong winds, stormy weather and tour boats create waves on this freezing cold lake.; Trail details
Difficult Maligne Lake Canoe Route: Hidden Cove campground to Fisherman's Bay campground Variable conditions. 05-10-2022: Strong winds, stormy weather and tour boats create waves on this freezing cold lake.; Trail details
Difficult Maligne Lake Canoe Route: Fisherman's Bay campground to Coronet Creek campground Variable conditions. 05-10-2022: Strong winds, stormy weather and tour boats create waves on this freezing cold lake.; Trail details
Difficult Fiddle River: Miette Hot Springs Trailhead to Utopia Campground (140) Fair. 05-10-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Stream crossings;  
Difficult Fiddle River: Utopia Campground to Park Boundary (140) Fair. 05-10-2022: Not recommended for horses; Stream crossings;  
Moderate Athabasca Pass: Trailhead to Tie-Camp Campground (115) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry;  
Difficult Athabasca Pass: Tie-Camp campground to Simon Creek (115) Fair. 05-10-2022: Muddy sections; High water levels at stream crossings;  
Difficult Athabasca Pass: Simon Creek to Kane Meadows Campground (115) Unknown conditions. 05-10-2022: High water levels at stream crossings; Impassable due to high water; Bridge washed out; Water levels are high;  

Tonquin Valley

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Astoria Trailhead to Astoria Campground (105) Fair. 05-10-2022: Some wet and muddy sections; Road closed to vehicle traffic; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Astoria Campground to Amethyst Campground (105) Fair. 05-10-2022: Use extreme caution in rockslide area; Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Wates-Gibson Trail (106, 107) Fair. 05-10-2022: Wet and muddy; Water levels fluctuate daily; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Portal trailhead to Portal Campground (105) Fair. 05-10-2022: Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Portal Campground to Maccarib Campground - Maccarib Pass (105, 109) Fair. 05-10-2022: Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Maccarib Campground to Amethyst Campground (105) Fair. 05-10-2022: Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Skyline

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Skyline: Maligne Lake Trailhead to Snowbowl Campground (100) Fair. 05-10-2022: Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: Snowbowl Campground to the Notch (100) Fair. 05-10-2022: Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: The Notch (100) Fair. 05-10-2022: Some wet and muddy sections; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: The Notch to Tekarra Campground (100) Fair. 05-10-2022: Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: Tekarra Campground to Signal Campground (100) Fair. 05-10-2022: Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: Signal Campground to Signal trailhead (100) Good. 05-10-2022: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: Wabasso Lake Trailhead to Curator Campground (101) Fair. 05-10-2022: Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Brazeau and South Boundary

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Brazeau: Poboktan Trailhead to Jonas Cutoff Campground (132) Fair. 05-10-2022: Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Brazeau: Jonas Cutoff Campground to Brazeau Lake Campground - Poboktan Pass (132) Warning 05-10-2022: Unbridged creek(s) and/or river crossing(s); Fords may be impassable during high water; Be prepared to turn around at Brazeau river crossing near Brazeau Lake; Wet and muddy sections; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Difficult Brazeau: Four Point Campground to Jonas Cutoff Campground - Jonas Pass (131) Fair. 05-10-2022: Some wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Brazeau: Nigel Pass trailhead to Brazeau Lake Campground (130) Fair. 05-10-2022: Stream crossings; Some wet and muddy sections; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Route South Boundary: Brazeau River to Rocky Pass Unknown conditions. 05-10-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Stream crossings;  
Route South Boundary: Rocky Forks Fair. 05-10-2022: Some wet and muddy sections;  

North Boundary and Celestine Lake

Check 511.alberta.ca for road updates. Celestine Lake road is a rough one-way road. High clearance vehicle recommended. No trailers or RVs. Road closed to vehicle from mid-October to mid-May.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate North Boundary: Traillhead to Celestine Lake Campground (150) Closed. 05-10-2022: Superintendent closure, no public access;  
Moderate North Boundary: Celestine Lake Campground to Snake Indian Falls (150) Closed. 05-10-2022: Superintendent closure, no public access;  
Difficult North Boundary: Snake Indian Falls to Rock Lake Trailhead (150, 153) Fair. 06-10-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Stream crossings;  
Difficult North Boundary: Little Heaven Trail (154) Fair. 05-10-2022: Unmaintained trail; Wet and muddy sections; Stream crossings;  
Route North Boundary: Willow Creek Campground to Blue Creek Campground (150) Unknown conditions. 05-10-2022: Unmaintained trail;  
Difficult North Boundary: Blue Creek Campground to Natural Arch Campground (155) Unknown conditions. 05-10-2022: Unmaintained trail;  
Route North Boundary: Blue Creek Campground to Chown Creek Campground (150) Warning 05-10-2022: Twintree bridge is closed until further notice; Unmaintained trail;  
Route North Boundary: Chown Creek Campground to Adolphus Campground (150) Warning 05-10-2022: Unmaintained trail; Bridge(s) out;  
Moderate North Boundary: Adolphus Campground to Mount Robson Provincial Park Boundary (150) Warning 05-10-2022: The Berg Lake Trail is closed between Kinney Lake and Jasper National Park;