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Very easy hike with some very amazing views! We stopped at this hike in the morning and it was so refreshing! Easy hike to use as a warm up before heading to the motel challenging ones!

I loved everything about this little hike! Not overrun with tourists and the views are simply breathtaking. Words and photos don’t do it justice!

hiking
19 days ago

Most people only see the upper falls which are a very short walk from the parking area. The lower falls are also very beautiful and worth a visit. The trail to the lower Sunwapta Falls is not particularly scenic until you approach the end as it does not provide views of the river. It can be a bit steep in certain places as well.

This hike was one of my favorites! We came here in early September. Great weather for hiking. No crowds here and the waterfalls in the canyon were gorgeous. Don’t miss out on this trail!!!

Very easy. Awesome view!

Very easy but beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

Stopped by and did a quick walk due to it raining and being chilly. Very nice falls!

Along the Icefields Parkway near the Jasper NP Visitor Center. Walk on a real glacier. Rock and dirt path to where you step onto the glacier and can walk up several hundred yards; stay within the roped area for safety; we were pelted with sleet coming down the glacier in early July but still was a "cool" experience on an otherwise hot day.

backpacking
1 month ago

This is my second time doing this hike and it is a favourite!! This hike has a little bit of everything - waterfalls, meadows, and an amazing view at the top. The climb to the meadows is steep switchbacks for just over 4 km the meadow is almost another 4 km. The app (if you follow the map) doesn’t take you all the way up to the viewpoint of Pinto lake so expect some more climbing if you want the amazing views. The hike to the viewpoint and back is more than 16km. But it is so worth it. Was going to hike down to Pinto lake but this was mine and my daughters first backpacking trip ever and she was just a little too tired by the time we hit the viewpoint to add another 5.5km down to the lake. So, next time for sure!!

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views of the ice field. A chance to see goats or sheep. Awesome effort to reward ratio here! dogs ok, bring a lunch 4-5 hour hike.

there was lots of groups going up and down children and seniors. think twice if you have bad knees as the decent is steep. stay on trail during the switch backs as our son was doing the cut across but the trail drifts left. Thank the Lord he found the path. Was a piece of hidden beauty at the top. So glad we stay in shape. Parking is great for cars and 1 to 2 truck with campers. Camp ground and a hostel south by 8km.

Great hike with kids. They loved being close to a glacier

hiking
2 months ago

Arrived late afternoon, not many people were around, and most of those who were didn't bother going down to the lower falls section. Would probably be very busy during the day. Nice and easy walk, good for a stop off while driving the highway.

gives you a crazy perspective of climate change

An underrated hike in my opinion. Beautiful falls and you can walk right up to the water in several sections. Highly recommended.

Relatively busy and has lots of fencing.

Packed in our 11month old. Was absolutely beautiful way to start the day!

backpacking
2 months ago

Good trail with nice camping spots. Fairly easy hike in and out.

hiking
2 months ago

There was quite a crowd at the parking lot and upper falls, but only a small number of people walk the easy trail to the lower falls. Definitely worth the extra time to go down there and check it out. Don't stop at the bench when you get there - keep walking a bit more to see even more!

LOVED the trail which wasn’t busy, was full of beautiful waterfalls, rapids, and ravines, and was a great find. Highly recommended!

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous lower falls in full flow

A gift of a trail that just keeps getting better the further you climb.

hiking
3 months ago

We hiked as far as the ridge before turning back as it was late in the day. Easy climb up to the pass and clear trail to the ridge on a perfect day (July 15). Great views to the Icefield and will come pack for the summit.

hiking
3 months ago

It was an easy hike with the family. The view of the waterfalls was very good.

backpacking
3 months ago

The trail was very broke in and well used, the views were amazing. Once you reach Pinto Lake lookout it is very rewarding. There is all types of wildflowers in full bloom. We also found Cougar tracks on the trail in the valley. I will probably hike this trail again in the future.

3 months ago

Absolutely breathtaking views!! very short climb.

hiking
3 months ago

The first section to Wilcox pass is very family friendly, passing by the iconic red chairs and through to the lookout. However, to actually go from the pass to the summit is much harder as the official trail starts at the bottom of a grassy slope that is hidden from the pass. When we hiked it we just went straight up a rocky section and missed the trail completely. Once we gained the ridge, some snow deterred us from continuing along and we traversed a few gullies to reach the summit for some difficult scrambling up. This was a mistake - go along the ridge to reach the summit! We did this on our way back, even through some snow, and it was much easier.
Overall I think this hike would be best when all the snow is melted so that the ridge trail can be located. Other than that it is a challenging, long hike, taking us 6 hours though we did go off trail.
As always, the views were amazing, and even more so with the snowy peaks surrounding us. The Athabasca and Columbia glaciers are always in view, making this hike incredibly beautiful.

Beautiful!!

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome hike! You cover lots of different types of terrain on your journey through Wilcox Pass and then transitioning to Wilcox Peak. Physically I wouldn't say it's a hard hike, only the last little portion of scrambling creates some difficulty. We had a fairly large group (8 people), and it was about a 5-6hr round trip from the parking lot to the peak. Great views of the Columbia Icefields/Athabasca Glacier that can't be beat.

we just did it today, it was great.
go early to avoid traffic.
once on the top, you can keep going north direction 800 meters to the top, like hiking on the back of the dragon, trust me, you will recognize that part.

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