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No good views today due to the smoke in the air. We tried the loop, but the trail was to steep, very small and too dificult for us. We turned arround after a half hour and took the normal trail back. Maybe it is better to do the loop counter clock wise.

lots of switchbacks in a buggy forest that suddenly clears atop. not a bad view but was hazy from forest fires

A great hike. Lots of amazing views that will take your breath away. The facilities at the start/end are excellent. Highly recommended.

on Jacques Lake

hiking
1 month ago

This is a good trail if you want to escape the crowds. The trail begins with a temporary bridge that makes the first creek crossing easy (the permanent bridge has collapsed). After a short distance, however, the rushing cold creek overflows the rocky roadbed; high boots or water proof footwear is recommended as the water covered area can be larger than it is currently. Beyond this creek crossing the trail improves considerably past Beaver Lake and to the second lake with periodic gravel sections that are currently dry. The forest opens just before the second lake which is stunning. The nonofficial trail along it through a meadow of wildflowers continues at the far end around the logs and on to a third lake (First Summit Lake?) where more wildflowers and a vista of mountains makes for a beautiful lunch spot. We did not go further to Jacques Lake. Wildflowers were blooming everywhere. Elk and bear scat along the trail, birds and a bugling elk near Beaver Lake.

backpacking
1 month ago

Very very difficult and blends with fiddle river trail as well. Easy to get lost. As well as, the wind was so strong it made it difficult to make any progress at times.

walking
1 month ago

This is just a quick walk, wouldn’t consider it a hike. However, if you’re at Miette Hotsprings, definitely take the time to go check it out!

backpacking
1 month ago

Very Difficult, unmarked, overgrown trail. Do not attempt unless you are experienced and have appropriate gear.

Started out at Miette Hotsprings, and followed fiddle river up, eventually had to cross the river using the narrow bridge. Just after the bridge you cross Sulphur Creek. Continuing up the trail.. this is where it gets difficult and easy to get lost. If you reach the waterfall - stop. And turn back!! You have gone too far and will get seriously lost if you continue onwards. Back track past 2 rock slides from the waterfall, and climb up the second rockslide. This will bring you to the utopia campground. This was as far as we intended to go, however, like I said, be careful and use your compass and map.

That being said, despite the difficulties of this trail, it was incredibly beautiful, scenic, and breathtaking. If you do want to venture past the waterfall just to look into the valley, I highly recommend, as long as you can backtrack to the trail. The valley just above the waterfall has panoramic views of the mountains.

Gorgeous views. Well worth the climb.

Stunning views at the top once you put the effort in to reach it. Totally Worth it. You should start early as it gets busy in the day

hiking
3 months ago

Good early season hike.

A couple of friends and I did this trial last summer!! Highly recommend!

did this trail a few years ago and want to go back again. beautiful scenery

This is a great in and out trail. Not too busy. But it is not in Whitehorse Creek Wildland Park. It is totally in Jasper National Park. You can go over into Whitehorse but not recommended. That part of the trail has been destroyed by recreational horse traffic.

Please do research before scrambling. This scramble is rated difficult for a reason. The crux can be bypassed with loss of elevation and then scree bashing up the gulley but for the final summit push from the wooden tripod on the false summit there is no bypass and has some exposure. My favorite scramble so far in the jasper area. Took our group of 4, 11 hours. Again, do your research as the approach up sulfur creek seems to prove difficult for some to find when it branches off to the left. Sulfur creek can run high at certain times of the year as well. Suggested to bring a helmet as well. Amazing views but you have to work for them and there is exposure.

Poorly marked.

hiking
11 months ago

Unbelievably difficult. The day we went the wind was literally blowing you off the mountain. Experienced hikers only. Lots of scrambling and very difficult to find the right trail.

Awesome hike! Such great panoramic views!

Fun route with some good scrambling spots along the way. Was nice and clear and calm (aside from the smoky haze from the BC wildfires) so the views were excellent. Decended the large scree slope rather than down climbing some of the scrambles. met up with the river/Creek on the way back down and met up with the trail at the log bridge. Definitely recommend this route.

camping
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Very enjoyable backpacking trip. The trail to the campsite is great for beginner backpackers who are physically fit. The trail is clear to follow and undulates rather than being steep in any one area. The campsite has benches, fire pits and food hanging buckets to protect from bears. Plenty of spots to collect water along the route so no need to haul too much. Expect the walk to take 4-7 hours each way depending on fitness & pack weight :). You can see my video on YouTube https://youtu.be/s9danTVXhmY

This is one of the premier trails in Jasper National Park. There are few places where you can get above the treeline so easily. The view from the top is spectacular. Most people do this as an out and back to the summit, but it is possible to do as a loop as shown here. Be aware that it does require a bit of route finding near the top on the way down to avoid cliffing out.

hiking
Thursday, January 26, 2017

I have to go back ! The summit is often cloudy but its still the best views in Miette Range

hiking
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Be ready for mud ! After a few days of rain, the trail was very very muddy ... I day hike the trail. The camp site is a beautiful place for a snack

backpacking
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Quite technical in some spots due to mud and rain. It felt like 15 km with all our alternate routes taken to stay out of mud to Jacques lake. Very beautiful hike and campground. Saw no wildlife. Log book at campground said many saw moose.

backpacking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Easy trail in a very good condition and beautiful views.

on Jacques Lake

camping
Friday, June 03, 2016

Very beautiful lake

mountain biking
Thursday, January 21, 2016

We MTB in the rain wand mud, it was an experience, I didn't get to see much or stay for very long. I do want to return one day and camp.

hiking
1 day ago

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