Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Jasper with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful! It took a while to get to the first lake, but then all the lakes were within minutes of each other! Crystal clear water, perfect for a dip if you bring your swim gear!

What a wonderful hike. Defenetly bring your swimming stuff as the lakes are just incredible and just beg for a swim. We did the hike on a very warm and sunny day in May. The trail itself was in a very good condition.

Challenging but amazing hike! Trail is a bit difficult to follow once you get off the bike. Be prepared to scramble/boulder to get to the summit. Lots of fun!

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
10 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.

Athabasca River trail was fun. One shares parts of this trail with bicyclists and horseback riders.
For our bicyclist friends that share these trails, a piece of advice. Pedestrians have the right-a-way. Period....Your cheap bell does not announce your approach from behind a hiker. Yelling "get your hearing checked", does not sit well with a deaf person.

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
10 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.

hiking
11 months ago

Super tame at first. Flat broad gravel path hugging the river and the highway on the other side. Not as secluded as I'd prefer. Dodging horse manure was off-putting.

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.

Trail is kind of dull until you get close to the summit as it's basically 9km of uphill hiking through an abandoned fire road in the woods. You are rewarded with a beautiful view once you reach the top though, just make sure to take the trail past Signal campsite and keep going to reach the summit since it isn't marked.

Awesome easy hike.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

beautiful hike along the water!

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
Friday, March 17, 2017

Did this two years ago. You get a long uphill bike workout to get to the mountain hike trail, great scrambling to the false peak and then to the true peak (a sketchy climb depending on the season), and then a great (fast!) descent in the way down the fire road.

hiking
Thursday, January 26, 2017

The first part on bike in the old fire road is very painful. At the end of this trail, you need to scramble all the way up. Nothing too technically difficult. You will be tired the next day but it's still worth it.

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
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Great hike to do if you are just getting started on doing some big hikes. The view for most of the trek were just trees which frustrated me a little but when you got to the end of the tree line near the top the views were pretty awesome. I didn't check out the lookout so to say because I was more interested in reaching the summit. So I kind of had to make my own path up to the summit which was a bit tricky at times due to the rocks being a little unstable. The walk back down was a breeze and was done in half the time it took to get up there. If you're looking on doing a hike with great views then maybe this one isn't the best for you unless you don't mind walking 9km in the forest to get to the summit which hits you with some pretty nice views at the top

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.

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