Explore the most popular birding trails in Coal Branch Public Land Use Zone with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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

Awesome hike. Some parts are windy and slippery. It can be challenging at some moment but the view at the summit totally worth it. We did it in august and were completely alone on the trail.

5 months ago

Have gotten up here three times now and always a good time. The gully is a tad sketchy, so take care and bring a helmet.

Easy scramble up a connecting ridge until you reach the base of Roche miette where it becomes a moderate/difficult as some routefinding is required. Loose rock and steepness on the crux. Be very careful of other parties above and below while scrambling the crux as loose rock is everywhere and easy to knock down. Great views!

8 months ago

short hike to lame falls. wouldn't recommend. instead follow the sign right to upper loop of Pocahontas mine trail for incredible viewpoint over Athabasca River.

Awesome hike! Such great panoramic views!

10 months ago

There are actually 2 trails that arrive at punch bowl falls . The punch bowl falls trail listed here begins in the campground. We were not able to access this trailhead because we were not registered campers. So we took the Coal mine trail that starts close to the Pocahontas cabins.
The first third of this trail is a significant incline , middle third is level walk , last third is downhill. Great view after the incline . The trail is full of character through the spruce forest . However, the falls were anticlimactic. If you have an 1 1/2 of time it's something to do.

Really fun. The summit scramble is actually quite challenging, things are loose and very steep in parts even for a scramble.

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.

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