Edith Cavell Meadows Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jasper, AB that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.
There are two trails that leave from the Mt. Edith Cavell parking lot. The first is a simple loop called The Path of the Glacier, a short walk along an easy trail that takes you to a small lake at the foot of the Cavell Glacier.
steady climb...not challenging, but steady up. great views.
One of our favorite things we did in Canada, great trail, saw many avalanches falling off MT Edith Cavell, will never forget the noise they make
Beautiful hike! Great views.
The first view you get of the glacier area once you cross the parking lot and walk up a ways is beautiful. One thing that I didn't realize is how long it actually takes to get to the split in the path to begin the loop portion of the hike. The day we went was overcast and rainy so at the top of the first peak it was quite cold, there was even snow still.
Great day hike with amazing views! Drive up a windy road to the parking lot. When you hike up the paved path to the fist view point it is very touristy, however if you choose to continue on the hike is beautiful. Start early in the day and hike to the third lookout. Depends on when you go there could be snow and the top Canberra windy, cold and wet. Defiantly would do this again took about 4 and half hours with enjoying lunch at the top.
This is a fun hike, especially if you decide to drop off your bike at the other parking lot and ride it along the Jasper Highway to your parked car. There is not much difficulty to this hike as the inclines are not steep if you start off at the trail head that is north of the Ice Fields parkway. You will go through some beautiful meadow that will eventually take you through a vast open rock and shale space. If you are hiking south, on your left hand side you will get to see the "Frosting Tops" of the glaciers. (It does not matter what way you come, you will get to see them heading south or north). The trail was not to busy and you could expect to see someone new approx every thirty minutes. The hike out to the south parking lot is steep, and someone has conveniently placed two plastic lounge chairs to look over and up onto the glacier.
There was not a typical group of people I saw on this trail as it ranged from children at the age of 12 to adults to the age range of 65. If you have any type of athletic heart to you, you will enjoy this hike comfortably.