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Faboulous views from the top which makes up for the crowds on a long and fairly uninteresting ascent. Certainly worth the trip and can be done in a morning with ease. Nice soak in the Miette Hot Springs after the hike too.

One of the five best hikes we've ever done. More variety of plant life and scenery than anywhere. The high meadow in the valley at the top is spectacular and something we've not seen anywhere else. Take a left at the fork for an easier uphill and some tremendous wildflower meadows.

My husband, my 47lb dog, and myself did this hike on Canada Day 2018. Thankfully the rain that had threatened the day before let up, and it was a clear at the top. This trail is listed as moderate, but if you're fitness level is like mine it's a good cardio workout! A challenge for those with moderate fitness, but the kind you will feel good about because you CAN do it. From the trail head it's a pretty steep walk along a creek, then you hit switchbacks. At every turn there's a great opportunity to view the surrounding mountains and catch your breath. Then you'll hit a plateau with interesting rock features and a gorgeous view. But keep going up! The rest of the hike is above the tree line, but it's not for too long. From the top you can see many ranges, the Miette Hot Springs parking lot and hungry chipmunks. If you're questioning this hike, just do it. I loved it and my dog loved it (she was pooped after it though). You'll feel accomplished and in awe of Jasper's beauty after this hike. (it IS a busy one though, so just be aware you won't have solitude at the top)

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7 days ago

Excellent hike - around 3 hours round trip. Make sure you go past the false plateau to the very top for a breathtaking view! We went on a clear day and there were quite a few people on the trail. Try to go early to avoid the crowds!

The lakes are beautiful and people are actually jumping in for a swim! Perfect on a hot and sunny day! Come prepared if you want to go swimming. There is a presence 2 red Adirondack chairs to offer you the best spot to sit down and relax. Great hike for a family with young kids.

We skipped first bridge and went to the second bridge and ended up at the fifth bridge. Elevation loss was 160m but then we have to go back to the second bridge (we thought it was a loop) so we walked back up again. Nice rock formations because of the water. The mist from the waterfall was refreshing!

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8 days ago

Hiked this trail mid July. Amazing 360 Degree view of the surrounding mountains at the top. The entire hike is a steady incline. Can be tiring but well worth it. Took about an hour to reach the Big Rock and another 15 mins to get to the top. If you hike to the Big Rock make sure you definitely proceed to the very top...it will provide you with one of the best views you will see. Pack a lunch too because you will want to stay up there for a while admiring the sights. Keep an eye out for mountain goats as well, saw a few at the top. Took about an hour to defend as well.

Awesome hike. Great views going up but even better once you get to the top. The way to the top is all uphill with very little flat but not extremely demanding. It was windy at the top and about 20 degrees F cooler than below the tree line. Highly recommend for the 360 views.

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8 days ago

Great little hike with great views of Patricia and Pyramid Lakes at the top and also views of Jasper. Easy with some steeper sections. Didn't see any wildlife, although a solo hiker caught a glimpse of a lynx just before us and showed us a photo of it on her phone. We did try to look for it but alas it didn't wait for us :) A nice hike if you are in the Jasper area.

Excellent short hike with excellent views of the river.

A great hike when you don't have much time. if you are especially short on time, just go up the stairs and turn around when you reach the summit. There is a second peak just farther on. It has a set of red chairs overlooking the Wildlife Only face of Signal Mountain. well worth sitting in. As most people turn back at the main summit, this a a nice quiet place. Instead of the loop or retracing your steps, head back along the ridge to find a steep and narrow trail taking you back close to the summit. Make noise! It's just the kind of place to find a bear munching away!
Bring your kids. Fort Point is rugged and the summit is rocky. Feels like you are above the tree line.

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11 days ago

This is a great hike on a lovely day. Grateful that we took the first left after the bridge to go clockwise, avoiding much of the steep uphills. Turn right at the intersection with 2 "9" blazes and be prepared for a steep downhill and some muck close to the outflow creek. First Lake is stunning approached from the north end with views of the snow capped mountains. Found a pretty lakeside spot for lunch. The other lakes are pretty, too, especially Fifth Lake. The return from Fifth is rated difficult, but it's not terribly so. Bears reported close to the trail by other hikers, consequently being vigilant is recommended.

Great bang for your buck. Beautiful views, easy to do with kiddos, well maintained!

Super easy and fun hike. Absolutely stunning views at the top. Definitely a new favorite of ours!

Hiked this mid-June in the rain. Well developed trail, steady climb but you don’t need poles and there’s no scramble. Made it down in 45 minutes, took about 3 hours total. Stunning views at the top even on a rainy day!

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15 days ago

This was a great trail, but very busy with other hikers. It wasn’t my favourite Canadian experience, but I’m happy we did it. It’s a good idea to make sure you set off early, so you can avoid both the crowds and the sun in your face during the ascent. We got halfway up the actual summit and decided to turn back - it felt perilously steep to us, and we didn’t have poles to help get up or down. The plateau that is just beneath the summit is gorgeous and comfortable. Plenty of people had lunch there before heading down again. Hiking shoes essential and poles would be hugely helpful.

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15 days ago

Don’t forget poles. Quite a few people, but everyone friendly. Not for anyone wearing flip flops.

Trail is well maintained and rolls through the valley around the lakes. It was the Saturday of a Canada Day long weekend when we went so trail was quite busy. The lakes are small but still beautiful with typical wildlife. The hike is easy and accessible for all skill levels and ages.

A grizzly bear loved this place!

Haven’t walked this trail. Just wanted to let everyone know that the access road, Cavell Rd, is closed all summer 2018. Hikes in the tonquin valley aren’t really accessible without hiking 12km each way up the road.

The first 3km is pretty tough with how constant the steep incline is but with a few breaks you will make your way up to a beautiful view that is worth the hike. Climb a little higher on a barely visable trail to get to the high point and the view is breathtaking. Be careful on coming back down with how steep it is you may slip a few times on moving rocks, mud, or snow.

Great fun! And a good workout! Not to difficult on the way up, but the incline sure picks up near the peak! Was a good challenge but very well worth the beautiful views.

LOVE this trail! It’s a great workout and the views at the top are beautiful! The last little push to the summit was challenging, but it’s SO worth it! Bring snacks and a lunch for the top and enjoy it!

Beautiful trail! The view is literally breathtaking, and so is the climb! A little steeper than I anticipated, but doable with lots of small breaks.

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22 days ago

Gorgeous easy hike!! Bring the bug spray, the view is all worth it in the end !

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23 days ago

Went there a couple of times, pretty good trail, just a little too crowded.

Nice easy hike. Walked past some big horn sheep near the summit too. Great views looking out over Jasper.

Great views! The trail is considered a black diamond (challenging) according to the park info. While it didn't seem TERRIBLY challenging for most of the hike, the switchbacks for the last kilometer or so (to get to the summit) were brutal. The top was rainy and windy, but SO WORTH IT just for the views!

25 days ago

Hiked it on 6/25/18. Incline was moderate until that last section after you’re out of the trees. Highly encourage you to push yourself and get to the top. Views were amazing. It was raining most of the time up but we got lucky and had about 10min of sunshine at the top before heading back down. He rain is probably why we only saw about 5 people on the way up and one person at the top while we were there. It’s pretty windy at the top so be prepared.

Took a little more than 2 hours to get to the top, about an hour to get back down. We started at 9:45am and back to our car by 1pm. Hands down the best hike we’ve done in jasper so far. However there isn’t much to look at on the way up except for a few spots. The top is the reward.

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