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Nice hike that was doable in the winter conditions early April. Some deep patches of snow, Wabasso lake was still totally frozen April 8, walked out to the island.

Nice hike mostly through woods with a lake every so often.

Great easy hike.

Touristy & underwhelming.

Beautiful clear lakes, took a swim in the ice cold water

Nice stroll around some beautiful blue lakes

backpacking
9 months ago

Did the full loop with a group aged 11 to 43 with no backpacking experience. Perfect three-day hike for us. Lakes were a little mucky, so swimming wasn't an option. Lots of mosquitos. Some really nice views in places of lakes and mountains.

This is a great hike to do at lunchtime. I was one of only a few people on the network of trails which made it especially peaceful. Aside from the two lakes which are mostly inaccessible (as far as I could tell) there's nothing of particular interest to see but worth the time if you aren't looking for anything extraordinary.

We did this as an afternoon hike. the board says it is 13 km, but we found it was closer to 8.5 (we forgot to start recording at the stat and after our lunch break so our recording was a little incomplete). we went counter clockwise around the loop which would be great early in the morning before it gets busy, if you are going in the afternoon I would recommend the opposite direction as that allows some of he crowds to leave the busier area around the lakes before you get there and also puts you into the higher oldgrowth during he heat of he day. very beautiful hike overall the oldgrowth forest is stunning and the lakes are jewels. 5/5 would definitely recommend. lastly a word of warning, at the north end of first lake don't take the lake shore trail especially early in the season or after rains, as it was quite swampy and buggy even in the middle of a hot dry spell, the higher trail would be better.

backpacking
9 months ago

Very easy and anticlimactic hike. Completed the entire loop as part of a shoulder season/spring backpacking trip. We ended up hiking through thigh-high snow in mid-May which made it more of an adventure.

Beautiful little trail close to Jasper. We took trail 9a and then 9. The lakes are spectacular! Plus the flora and fauna were in full bloom. So take bear spray and a bear bell as we came across scat.

Awesome easy hike.

My favorite hike in Canada so far!

Great way to spend a couple hours. Lots of diversity, beautiful lakes, quiet paths through the trees. Very nice way to spend a morning or afternoon.

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

One of my favorite hikes in Jasper. Most is a relatively easy hike, but has some steep sections.

Casual loop with crystal clear lakes. Very relaxing, easy up and down as you cross the valley and the ability to connect to other trails and detour the main trail is nice.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Easy and beautiful

hiking
Thursday, July 28, 2016

Beautiful lakes! Seriously breathtaking. Lots of good spots to stop and eat lunch. We were able to do the full 5 lakes in under 2 hrs. Kept a pretty good pace tho.

Did it with a 3 year old and a 4 year old today. They did great and everyone had a good time!

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016

As a beginner hiker I was a little surprised to see this classified as easy. Very beautiful and calming walk.

mountain biking
Thursday, January 21, 2016

I did this on MTB many many years ago.
It was raining and gloomy but we still had fun.

mountain biking
Sunday, October 25, 2015

This is a fairly busy trail, even in the shoulder seasons, so be aware. Some tough sections that can test your skills, depending on which of the trail options you choose.

hiking
Friday, August 14, 2015

As others have indicated, this hike is very busy! I went later in the afternoon (after 4pm) and it wasn't too crowded. There are beautiful views available; not only of the lakes, but also of the mountain ranges in the distance. Lots of bikes, would have loved to taken my bike on this trail - next time!

mountain biking
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

This was my first experience in the Rocky Mountains. Myself and two other friends did the valley of the five lakes trail.. Had an awesome time lots of great views. Nice easy hike.

hiking
Saturday, February 14, 2015

This hike is super commercial, as it is located so close to the town of Jasper and is a short well groomed trail.

If you are looking for a quick loop that gets you into nature, take this hike as anyone of any fitness level can complete it in a short period of time. The five lakes are beautiful, and I highly suggest working your way from left to right. It can get busy during the weekends, so your best time to go is a week day.

hiking
Thursday, July 05, 2012

This is a great hike, with 5 different lakes. Best time to go is early morning as after 11 am the parking lot is full, and the highway will have a hundred vehicles on the roadside. The trail itself in some areas only holds 1 person at a time to it is best to go early

hiking
Friday, May 25, 2012

This trail is very busy due to the proximity to Jasper.

mountain biking
Tuesday, May 03, 2011

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