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The Best Hiking in Jasper

Looking for the best hiking in Jasper? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Jasper. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Jasper

  • Jasper, Alberta

    Hike the Saturday Night Loop

    4.0
    15.5 mi / 2678 ft gain
    The trail is split up into three types of terrain: one-third uphill, one-third rugged, and one-third downhill. Begin at Cabin Creek Rd parking lot and follow Trailhead #3.If you plan on mountain biking the trail, most people do it in a day. If you happen to want to take longer or are hiking it, t...
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  • Jasper, Alberta

    Catch the Best Views of Jasper on the SkyTram

    4.4
    Take a ride up Whistler’s Mountain to an elevation of 2,277 metres (7,472 feet) for stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains stretching up to 80 kilometres away. On a clear day, you might even see the white pyramid of Mount Robson in nearby British Columbia. At the top, you can hike the trail...
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  • Jasper, Alberta

    Explore Pyramid Lake

    4.6
    1.5 mi
    A visit to Jasper National Park is not complete without a stop at Pyramid Lake to witness the spectacular sunrise.From the Town of Jasper, take the Pyramid Lake Road all the way until you reach the end of the road, where you'll find the parking lot and the trailhead. The gravel trail is 1.2 kilom...
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  • Jasper, Alberta

    Explore Maligne Canyon

    4.6
    This canyon, although spectacular during the spring and summer as water thrashes through the canyons, should be explored in the off-season (mid-fall to late spring) to avoid masses of tourists. In addition to it being quieter, when the water levels recede, unique geological formations can be seen...
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  • Jasper, Alberta

    Hike the Valley of the Five Lakes

    5.0
    2.8 mi / 216.5 ft gain
    Getting There: The beginning of the trailhead is super easy to find, with the parking lot for the hike located directly on the Icefields Parkway. The Hike: The hike itself is super easy, but extremely scenic and beautiful. There's no real elevation climbs or technical sections, and a lot of peopl...
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  • Jasper, Alberta

    Backpack the Tonquin Valley

    5.0
    43.5 mi / 1640.4 ft gain
    The Tonquin Valley is well known for its strong grizzly bear population. If you plan on tackling this hike check bear warnings prior to leaving and always keep a can of bear spray easily accessible.It also is recommended that hikers wait till late summer or early autumn to complete this hike. Ear...
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  • Improvement District No. 12, Alberta

    Backpack the Watchtower Basin

    8.1 mi / 3231.6 ft gain
    The beginning of the trailhead descends down to the Maligne river where hikers have to rock hop due to the bridge being washed away in 2012. Soon after the river the elevation steadily climbs through dense forest. After about 20 minutes the forest opens into the charred aftermath of the Excelsior...
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  • Jasper, Alberta

    Explore Cavell Lake In Jasper National Park

    4.5
    The hike down to the lake is relatively short, less than .5km each way. Once to the shore of the lake, soak in the amazing views of the reflection of the most prominent mountain in Alberta! Edith Cavell Mt. is the tallest mountain in Alberta at 3,364 meters (11,033 feet).Getting there: Drive sout...
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  • Jasper, Alberta

    Hike the Cavell Meadows Trail

    5.0
    5.3 mi / 1500 ft gain
    Jasper National Park is an outdoor wonderland filled with vibrant glacial waters and an abundance of wildlife. My favorite hike to experience the beauty of this park is the Cavell Meadows trail.  At approximately 5.3 miles, the hike takes between 3-4 hours round trip so it's the perfect way to st...
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  • Jasper, Alberta

    Hike the Path of the Angel Glacier Loop Trail

    1.2 mi / 328.1 ft gain
    you start the loop by climbing the small set of stairs from the parking lot to the memorial for nurse Edith Cavell. Ahead of you the trail has many options, leading down to the flood plains, or up to the lake viewing area. This viewing platform provides you with a elevated view of the glacial lak...
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  • Jasper, Alberta

    Hike to Edith Cavell Outlook

    1.1 mi / 229.7 ft gain
    Double check that Edith Cavell is open, it is usually open from mid-June, to late September or mid October depending on the amount of snow and time of snowfall. After following Glacier Rd. for 14km you will reach the parking lot, with four bathrooms (no running water). If you have a long trailer ...
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  • Improvement District No. 12, Alberta

    Snowshoe to Jaques Lake Campground

    16.2 mi / 147.6 ft gain
    The Jacques Lake trail is one of the best winter trails in Jasper National Park and allows for various activities including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and camping. The trip to Jacques lake is 13km one-way through a narrow mountain valley and can be quite a strenuous, but rewarding hike in...
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  • Jasper, Alberta

    Swim at Jasper National Park's Horseshoe Lake

    4.6
    0.9 mi
    Best explored on a sunny summer day, this horseshoe shaped lake has crystal clear water that is green turquoise in colour and is surrounded by cliffs. This is a very popular cliff jumping location with the highest jump point said to be at 80 feet. An easy 1.5 km trail brings you from one side of...
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  • Jasper, Alberta

    Explore Athabasca Falls

    4.4
    0.6 mi
    Athabasca Falls is not the biggest waterfall in the area but it is one of the most powerful when it's at a full flow and attracts many visitors in the peak visiting months (late spring - early fall). In the winter, however, it's a quiet place to pull off of the Icefields Parkway and explore a bit...
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  • Jasper, Alberta

    Hike to Geraldine Lakes

    7.7 mi / 1340 ft gain
    Geraldine Lakes is one of the more physically demanding half-day/day trails in Jasper National Park. However, this hike rewards you with everything that makes the Canadian Rockies wonderful, with views of pristine lakes, cascading waterfalls, and mountain vistas.The first 1.8km to Lower Geraldine...
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  • Improvement District No. 12, Alberta

    Hike to Bald Hills

    4.0
    Bald Hills is a destination that exudes what Jasper is all about. With views of Maligne Lake, the Queen Elizabeth Ranges, glaciers, forest and alpine meadowlands, it is a feast for the eyes.An early start is advisable to beat the heat and the tourist during the busy summer season. Bring plenty of...
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