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the name of this is a bit misleading (which doesn't mean this trail isn't amazing). you aren't looping the lake, you are climbing an overlook. great trail, good picnic spot on top

whilst thirds walk is moderately trafficked in early Oct it may bee worth not getting there too early and follow someone else up the trail. We started the trail alone and saw fresh bear prints not far in. The trail was reasonably tiring but well worth the effort. The panoramic views from the top were amazing.

Beautiful leisurely trail with lots of variety including forest, exposed meadow, and lookout points over the valley and the Athabasca River. Perfect for a quick hike before the drive home

Not bad, and fairly easy hike. Would skip the longer loop and just go straight to lake 1.

it is closed now!

Great trail to start getting more difficult terrain. The trail is in great shape despite snow all morning.

Easy trail with great views. Saw tons of wildlife including goats, chipmunks and even a wolf!

Started out hike heading from the main parking lot towards the 6th bridge and working out way back to the 1st bridge. Mountain views, canyon walls, blue rivers and waterfalls and in between nice shaded trees. Was a bit crowded as we got back to bridge 4, 3, 2 and 1. However still very lovely, many photo ops and worth the trip. Hiked 9.23.2018.

hiking
1 month ago

I honestly really enjoyed this hike. It was my first time doing this hike, but my boyfriends 2nd. I was stubborn and thought my runners were fine (as its what I climb most moutains in) but boy was I wrong. We started earlier in the morning, and the trail was fairly snowcovered, over a foot near the top of fresh powder. I couldnt scramble to the summit, because of how icy it was in combination to my footwear but made it to the turn around point. The view was awesome, but fairly clouded over while it started to snow!

Amazing views and moderate intensity trail. Rewarding trip to the summit.

Short, easy walk around the lake. Lots of lovely views of the lodge and the mountains. Nothing extreme, no need for any special gear/equipment.

Wow. This hike is amazing, challenging, and gorgeous. We went in the beginning of October, so we expected snow up at the top, but didn’t expect it at the start. When we checked the trail report that morning it said the trail condition was good, but with snow at the top, so when we arrived we were surprised to see snow at the head of the trail. We decided to keep going anyways, trusting the trail report and seeing other hikers come out okay. This will forever be a special hike to me, since this was my first time ever hiking to the top of the mountain. There was snow all along the trail, but it got especially slippery and thick up at the top. A LOT of ice along the switchbacks near the top. Several times I slipped and, quite frankly, almost slipped off the side of the mountain. I was scared, but also determined to finish, since I knew the views from the top looked fabulous. Don’t do that! I was stupid for keeping going. I had no crampons or hiking sticks and I could have died. If you feel uncomfortable, turn back and get what you need to feel comfortable. The higher you go up, the harder it is. There is a part after the tree line that seems like it’s the top, but its not, there is a little bit more to go. That part is definitely a scramble. Take it slow and focus on your balance because doing it when it was icy had me terrified I was going to roll off the side of the mountain. (Again, I was stupid and no one should follow what I did!) But this hike was great. I’d say it took 3 hours to get up and an hour to get down. The ice helped in getting down, since we could pretty much slide down the top half of the mountain. The views were stunning on the way up to the top and at the actual top. Its exactly what I would picture the view from a top of a mountain would look like! Some people made snowmen along the way, which made us smile. Enjoy this hike, just be smart about it! Lots of people on the trail and they were all helping each other out. One guy had on nikes and he was slipping very very badly. A stranger he didn’t know lent him one of her walking sticks and held onto him the entire way down. If you need help, ask! No one will leave you! Worth every second of it.

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful lake, friendly people, and most of the time I see wildlife, a nice walking trail.

Really great views!!! Short, and a bit of a steep incline, but worth it! Nice after dinner hike

Very nice hike and the view at the "summit" is just amazing !
When the sky is clear you can see mountains and mountains

Good fun. Hard 3hours but great views of maligne lake.

Great trail. We went at sunset and the views were amazing (plus hardly anyone was around). Whilst up there we saw loads of wildlife (including big horn sheep). Thoroughly recommend.

Did this hike in Sept 2018 during a snow storm. It was challenging hike with lots of ice covering the entire trail. Hiking poles would have been a great help. Views from the top are absolutely amazing and worth every bit of it.

Amazing! Day hike

More of a nice after lunch walk than a proper hike. Nice waterfalls and river but not much of a view. Would be a good spot for a run starting from the sixth bridge.

hiking
2 months ago

Super awesome view for a fairly easy hike. Some steep areas but worth it. Definitely going to do this hike next time I’m in town! Lots of horse poop so keep a look out!

Love walking the dogs there. I feel safe and easy access. Great views from every angle.

Great trail with very rewarding views! Took us 3.5 hours with lots of stops for pictures and a short break at the top.

hiking
2 months ago

This is the most difficult hike I have done to date. Would I do it again? Heck yes! Slow and steady will reward you with stunning views. It took me (I would consider myself in good shape but not a hiking pro) two hours to reach the top, where I sat and ate my lunch that I had brought up with me. In totally I spent about 4 hours conquering the sulphur skyline and rewarded myself with a soak in the hot springs afterwards.

hiking
2 months ago

Got there 2p.m. in the afternoon. 10KM out and back. Only 2 other people on the top. Super gorgeous. Be sure to check out the hot springs source after your hike.

The views were nice, however there were a lot of tour groups and parts of the trail is paved. The hike itself is easy and flat.

hiking
2 months ago

It get crowded fast, get boots on the ground by 7am to summit by 9am and have the views to yourself. We got there was still a light dusting of snow that had us laying down first tracks... but hordes of people soon followed. Amazing 360 views.
*get up fast and take pics on the way down, same view point

hiking
2 months ago

Nice short hike. Great views of the lakes and the town of Jasper

Great hike...uphill all the way...good cardio workout. View from the summit is awesome...360 panoramic view of distant mountains. Trail on the way up has several spots for scenic photos. My wife and I made it to the summit in 2 hrs and back down in about 1 hr with a steady pace each way. It was windy (about 40Km/hr) at the top.

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