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Jasper is the gentle giant of the Rockies. Offering visitors a more laid-back mountain experience - with equal options for adventure, discovery and relaxation.

Basically Wilcox pass can be hiked from north to south vice versa or part way up and then back down either way. Tangle ridge branches off less than a km up the northern entrance to Wilcox. It heads steadily up north from there. These are two separate hikes so it's kind of misleading, often people try to find tangle ridge but end up doing the whole Wilcox pass instead. Tangle is not marked and route finding is a must for the first bit. However should you find it and push through a quad screaming trudge to the top you'll be blessed with incredible views of mt andromeda and athabasca. The Columbia icefields comes into view as do the tips of north twin and mt Columbia and an incredible view of mt Alberta. Three iconic mountains that cannot be seen from the highway!

Beautiful in the winter and will be visiting again in the summer
Great quicl hike to hit.

hiking
28 days ago

This is a simple trail and the views are phenomenal! There’s the glaciers, mountains, river and if you’re lucky...a heard of mountain sheep to walk past! The sheep are really tame so there’s nothing to worry about. They were curious about my pup, but my pup isn’t phased by wildlife so it was fine. This trail is just a fun way to take a break from the more challenging hikes while still having gorgeous views. You just want to get there early though to avoid the crowds!

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely the best hiking trail in Jasper. We went on January 22, 2018. Seeing the frozen waterfalls and 100ft tall ice walls were crazy but during the hike there were gates that were open for all to get up and close with these amazing spectacles!!

backpacking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail with amazing views

I have done this little hike several times in the last few years. A favorite place to take friends! Well marked trail, lots of amazing waterfalls, and my dog really enjoys it as well

Good packed snow trail with moderate elevation shifts. Recommend cleats/crampons in the packed snow. Also good for snowshoeing.

Beautiful area, easy access. A little busy at times but still worth it and has awesome cliff jumping.

hiking
1 month ago

I did this hike solo in October. It made for a rather heavy pack as I had to pack for winter camping. The first campground is portal to my recollection. Be wary of the sign that tells you it’s 8kms to the campground. I am quite fit and light on my feet and it felt that me like it was more like 15. I didn’t hitch hike back, I redid the route and upon close inspection of the sign on my return, someone had actually carved in to the sign ‘more like 16’. I will be returning to do it again in July with warmer weather and intend to wear a gps watch this time. The first night I got about a foot of snow in the elevation. It was a lovely morning and although the trail was covered in snow, the route was still obvious. I did not encounter any wild life while awake, however I had a trail of prints in the snow around my tent. Not bear or cougar though! The sights are lovely and the trail is super easy (at least I thought so!) In the summertime this is known as one of the most buggy trails in Alberta so I would highly recommend that you go to Mountain hardware at the cross iron mills mall and pick up a head bug net, as they sell them for only five dollars - it will save you from going insane with all of the bugs. The trail can also be quite muddy in some spots... whatever. It’s nature!!

backpacking
2 months ago

One of my fave backpacks this summer. A repeater for sure.

An easy steady grade ascends through piney woods to views of the Columbia glacier. Sit on the iconic red Adirondack chairs and watch the Icefields trucks drive out onto the glacier and deposit little ant tourists. Keep going higher, above treeline, and feel like you're in the Alps with peaks all around and sweeping 360 degree views. Look for chunks of rock with ammonite fossils near the trail. Wear waterproof footwear, the trail can be muddy if there's been recent rain or snowfall (there was a light dusting of snow when we started out).

on Morro Peak

hiking
2 months ago

One of my favourites! Very well marked. We went in November...we didn’t have spikes on our Hikers, but I don’t think it would be a bad idea! The view is beautiful from all every direction!

definitely slippery in winter, but an easy and beautiful trail!

Great easy hike.

trail running
3 months ago

Great trail for fat tire biking and trail running

Touristy & underwhelming.

Stunning!

Beautiful clear lakes, took a swim in the ice cold water

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