Explore the most popular forest trails in Jasper National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

One of my favorite spots in Jasper

Interesting hike. Pretty lake views.

Good hike and very pretty. Not as hard as stated. As someone else mentioned the further you walk the less people you will see - we walked further than most :)

Very easy! Great swimming hole and cliff jumping!

This hike is BEAUTIFUL.
We did it 2 years ago in September.
Took us 6 hours round trip with a 20 minute stop at the lake and a 40 minute stop at the summit. If you do not intend to do the summit hike, then I'd rate this as easy to moderate. It's decently busy until the treeline. Once past the tree line, I think we saw 4 sets of people the entire remainder of the hike. Pack layers!!!! Once you reach the switch backs it gets quite chilly. There's a false summit. You won't see the true summit until you're past the first peak. PLEASE PRESS ON! So worth the extra time and effort to reach the true summit. The view is incomparable. The majority of the hike after the tree line is loose rock/scree. We accomplished it in hiking shoes but I highly suggest boots. I personally hate poles, but if you use them, this would be a good hike to bring them on. I don't suggest this hike for children unless they're experienced climbers due to the slight scramble right at the summit and loose stones at the very top. GREAT hike for begginer hikers as long as they have endurance and are looking for a challenge. Perfect hike for experienced hikers looking for the ultimate view. I 100% recommend this summit hike to everyone. So, so rewarding.

Beautiful views of the Angel Glacier. There are steep sections (especially as you approach the highest lookout point) and trekking poles might come in handy. Probably my favourite hike so far!

nice great area for hot day to swim

Absolutely correct to bear left so you end up going down stairs. Your finish should be on trail 7h returning to the main parking lot. Unbelievable chasm. We liked the walk down with the river on our left.

Nice hike up, but no real views in the forest until you get to a clearing, or until you reach the tree line. Some parts are pretty steep. Poles are highly recommended (as is bug spray!!!). Once you clear the tree line there are lots of options for scrambling, the summit is to climbers right. I saw multiple marmots up on the summit ridge. I found the descent a bit slippery on the way down in a couple of spots once you are back in the forest but that is mostly due to the grade. Amazing views from the top!

Absolutely do this hike if you're in the Jasper area! When you arrive at the parking lot, I would recommend going up the left trail, up a set of stairs. That way it's a very gentle slope up, with gorgeous views all around. 10/10 hike!

Great trail! parked at bridge 5 then went towards bridge 2 (busy) then took 7H back its beautiful and not as busy.

hiking
8 days ago

We just did this hike on June 7, 2018, it was a travel day for us from Jasper to Banff. We made a lunch and ate it on the memorial bench at the lower falls. We were left alone for over an hour as we ate and midterms to the falls. If you stop here, I advise you to go to the less busy lower falls.

Trail is rated as moderate, however the vast majority of it is relatively easy. If wet the trail can be muddy and the rocks can be slippery. There are a few different trails you can take to the same area. Heading from the 5th bridge back to the 1/2 bridge via trail 7H is very steep, however cuts the route down by approx. 400-600 meters. My wife and I always do this when we come to Jasper. Always a recommendation when in Jasper

10 days ago

Excellent hike for anyone; amazing and
worthwhile views at the top! The false summit/plateau is a nice little place to have a quick hydration and refueling break before heading up to the true summit. Good luck!

hiking
10 days ago

Easy scenic trail in one of the most beautiful parts of Alberta

on Sulphur Skyline Trail

12 days ago

Went up today windy. Post holed and scrambled my way to the summit in ice and hip deep snow. What a rush. What an incredibly beautiful view.

Awesome little hike! 4 Km up, 4 KM down. 700 m elevation gain. Not impossible, but a good workout. We did it June 9 with no trouble and no snow. Windy at the top with friendly chipmunks and strong winds.

This was a fantastic trail with a great payoff, epic view from the top. The trail is a consistent moderate incline the whole way up. The last bit above the trees is a bit steep, not dangerous at all, but I took quite a few stops to make it to the top. So worth it though! I’d budget around 4 hours for this hike. But make sure you’re done in time to enjoy the hot springs at the end, such a great way to end your hike.

Family friendly, great view and short. Definitely a go with kids!

Incredible views making 3~ hour round trip seem nominal. Take a thermos of coffee and soak in the grandeur up top, you won’t be disappointed. Final thought: based on the rise over run, we figure this to be a bit more strenuous than ‘moderate.’ The last scree portion is a bit of a slog, but the view is worth 3x the effort.

What a hike! It is definitely one pf the best hikes around area. It is well hiden and not that popular, and once you start you understand why. It is pretty difficult hike, which took 5 hours to complete it. Some parts are really steep, suggest to use poles. Also better to choose sunny day, cause once you are the top it gets really windy and cold. The trail is easy to follow and really fun to get down. All in all amazing hike for tjose who looking fun and challenging hike!

hiking
17 days ago

The view is excellent, you can touch the ice on the top of the montain!!

Fabulous! Such wonderful scenery! Not too crowded especially beyond 5th bridge and out east of the canyon. Great variety.

The views are incredible. I'm not fit and I made it up and back in 3 hours (including lunch at the top and lots of photo stops). The beginning is right next to the hot springs entrance (don't go the other trail near the hot spring hole because you'll literally walk forever and never get anywhere, I'm silly and did that for 2 hours before realising I was definitely on the wrong trail).

the last top bit is all scree so pretty slippery but the 360 degree views are just breathtaking. all uphill but a nice well worn trail, lots of people hiking from all ages and fitness levels, lots of rest stops on the way if you need.

one of the best days of my life to be honest. (take a windbreaker because the top is actually freezing! and a bathe in the hotsprings after is cheap and totally worth it to relax the muscles)

19 days ago

It’s definitely an expert hike! Make sure you’ve got good footwear and possibly some hiking poles for the steep descent, definitely very helpful! Bug spray is a good one, we went on an overcast day and we were swarmed the higher we got. Beautiful views and definitely worth the 3-4 hike( in ).Make sure you make note of where you come out of the Forrest and begin your ascent, we lost the trail back through the Forrest and ended up getting lost on a big for longer then we’d like to admit.

Simply amazing!! My favorite walk of the 20+ I did in the Rockies. The last part up to tree line is really steep, but well worth it once you reach the top. My advice: walk to the very last top! What a view!!!

This is a great short hike. The views of the waterfalls are very pretty. It is well worth the time to hike down to the lower falls, as they descend the canyon in several large cascades, so don't stop at the first one!

hiking
25 days ago

Great hike and amazing 360 degrees views at the summit. Definitely bring warm clothing as it's windy and cold on top.

Not a challenging trail at all and heavily trafficked, but the views of the canyon and river make it worthwhile, 4 out of 5

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