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Me and my wife have done this trail twice (once while she was pregnant). The trail always amazes me and is absolutely beautiful. We stay at the Shovel Pass Lodge so we don’t have to carry our own gear in.

Great views at the top.

favorite hike so far! Absoloutley beautiful

10 days ago

Easy hike for families with great views and scenery. Make sure you go down the canyon to the water and get a family photo! Well worth the stop. Not a lot of people in May.

2 months ago


One of the great must do overnight trips in the Canadian Rockies. I have done it 3 times. Would recommend going from North to south. Get the fire road out of the way and enjoy the rest of the trip. We are older hikers and found 4 days 3 nights more to our ability. Camp at Signal, Curator and Evelin. Takera is definitely buggy.

5 months ago

Amazing trail! I slept at Watchtower (4km outside of the main trail). Completed in 2 days : 20 and 28km. Try to sleep at Curator campground for a 2 day hike.

Great RC trail!

5 months ago

great trail!

I think this map doesn't include the path to the summit. The summit you start to see from below treeline is not the summit, there is more way to go from fake summit. But if you could make it plus 1.6 km to the top, you can see 360℃ views of mountains from Banff to North of Jasper. My friend made it, and his picture from the summit was beyond description.

I was a tourist from sea level, and already stayed Jasper for 2 days before Mt. Edith Cavell, yet it kept making me heavily out of breath after treeline. After treeline, it will be very steep and loose gravels. But it shouldn't be too tough by steepness itself, if it was your daily neighbourhood walking for 1 or 2 hrs, but you feel very tired easily at several steps if you're not used to this elevation (the start is already 1700m). Near summit (close to sunset, at the end of September), it was very cold in wind, I couldn't feel my fingers in globe. But all the way you can see the rocky mountains on your side and which is very beautiful and therapeutic.

I took 2h40m to 2100m, and turn back and less than 2hrs to parking lot. As of 18/Sep/2017, you need a parking pass with assigned time slot from tourism centre due to entrance restriction.

5 months ago

5 months ago

excellent photo spot with fantastic views

Good hike we went to Indian ridge which is further then AllTrails map goes, you climb then descend and climb again, when we did it it had patches of hard icy snow which made it more challenging. It was very smoky also when we did it but I could see that the views would be very good from the top.

Not a bad hike it was all snow when we did it so that made it harder, the last steep bit to the top hasn't had much traffic so no real defined trail through the snow. Pretty good view from the summit, we did it up and down in 2.5hrs.

Great hike! Hiking poles are essential because on the day we went there was snow all the way up so it was pretty slippery! The hiking starts near the entrance to the hot tubs which are a great way to relax afterwards

Took just under 4 hours for the round trip yesterday including spending time to enjoy the view at the top and taking photos. The trail was covered with snow and slush, which probably made it a lot more difficult than it actually is. I found the hike pretty hard as I was slipping and sliding the whole way up and back down. But the view was amazing and well worth it, even in the slippery condition. Definitely my favourite part of Jasper!

Did this trail today and like that guy said, it was covered in snow. Although probably the first third of the trail has melted and become slushy, it made the beginning of the hike much more difficult. The entire hike was beautiful though with all the yellowing leaves and snow, as well as the views along the way! Top is quite steep, but only for a short part! Definitely a must do!

5 months ago

it was covered in snow when we were there, which can make it far more difficult than I think it actually is, and I didn't have proper footwear. in spite of that the trail is beautiful, sporting some incredible vistas on the way up. Even though the peak is a challenge to reach, the view is breathtaking and absolutely worth the challenge.

really enjoyed this hike. had to break trail to push to the summit but we'll worth it. also any hike that has a hot pool at the base of it is all that much better

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.

We do this hike at least once a year. It's a beautiful hike to share with family out visiting. The snow was flying when we got near the top, eliminating the endless peeks and scenery but still worth the hike. Bust trail as always. Lots of friendly hellos from all around the world on this one. :)

5 months ago

Started at the Signal Mountain Trailhead to get some extra vert in (about 1,750 ft. extra) and backpacked to Watchtower campground (about 20 miles). First four or five miles are up a fire road without much of a view, so starting at Maligne Lake probably makes the most sense since you'll cruise down the fire road at the end of your journey. It was very rainy, smokey, and foggy, so didn't have great views. With soaked gear and some nasty blisters, we ended up hiking out of Watchtower to the park road where we hitchhiked back to our car.

Still, an amazing trail!! Will definitely do again when the weather is nicer.

Lakes are breathtaking. Very beautiful hike & highly recommended.

Beautiful fairly easy hike to multiple viewpoints.

Absolutely breathtaking hike. It is very difficult in my opinion, but very worth it. The last stretch of the hike is all uphill and it gets very windy at the top, so bundle up! My favorite part of my day by far. Rest in the Miette Hotsprings after :-)

One of the best sceneries i have seen in the rockies. Worth the hike for sure. The most difficult climb is the scramble before reaching the top. Expect weather changes at the summit as we experienced hail half way then rain at the summit. I suggest bring waterproof jacket just in case.

Nice easy hike with some steep sections on mostly well used trails. There were a lot of people at the beginning of the trail, but the further we walked from the five lakes the less people we saw. Great mountain bike trail if you have your bike with you.

6 months ago

signed really well...was a little nervous on my first solo hike but turns out there was nothing to worry about! beautiful!!

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