Explore the most popular river 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.

2 days ago

Amazing trail with great views. The road up is closed however for Summer 2018. So if you plan on doing this hike plan on hiking the 12 kilometers up the road to the Edith Cavell parking lot just to get to the trailhead. We went this May long weekend 2018 intending to do the hike but were turned away because the roads closed. Luckily there's lots of other hikes in Jasper

Easy hike for mostly everyone with spectacular views. Also a great hike in the winter months when you can explore the falls when frozen!

I have done this trail 3 times now in different seasons and weather !! Winter, spring and in the high heat of summer and it’s been beautiful every time.
It’s very icy in the winter and you can walk the ice along the falls and in the summer it’s a beautiful teal water and a nice hot hike to get your sweating as the trail is up and down hills the whole time. Easily about 1 hr 45 to 2 hrs.
Fave hike and a must do !!

19 days ago

First time was on May 1 2018 and it was a great time. Started the day with overcast but by noon it was 20c and sunny.
Will definitely be back soon.

Amazing hike, great conditions, not to busy on may 6th. Warm 24 degrees. Took our time stopped lots for a lot of amazing photos. Worth the hike 100% would do over and over again.

21 days ago

Amazing views!!!

Did the ice walk with the family. Was absolutely beautiful! I recommend snow pants, ice cleats, and a helmet.

We do this hike a couple times each winter and summer - one of the smaller loops in the winter. When there is a good covering we take the kids in a sled but have to carry them and the sled for lots of the sections - good workout. Beautiful and always a hit with our kids (3 & 6)

Great views at the top.

favorite hike so far! Absoloutley beautiful

2 months 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.

Very beautiful in the winter, will be back in the summer when the falls are thawed! Nice hike, trail was narrow when I was there due to snow all but still walkable. Be carful not to get to close to the edge!

4 months 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!!

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

trail running
6 months ago

Great trail for fat tire biking and trail running


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.

7 months ago

excellent photo spot with fantastic views

Lakes are breathtaking. Very beautiful hike & highly recommended.

Beautiful fairly easy hike to multiple viewpoints.

Short but steep, this hike offers amazing views of the entire valley and Jasper townsite and is a must-see for newcomers and Jasper veterans alike.

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.

8 months ago

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

Jusqu'au sommet avec la neige fraîche tombée pendant la nuit: splendide !

One of the best views I've ever seen, couldn't stop looking at the glaciers and lake. Permit is required from Jasper info centre

Awesome view of the rushing river and falls. There were quite a lot of people there, trail isn't that difficult. Best views you'll see are from bridge 1-5, really isn't worth going further unless you want some excerise and to enjoy the river with less people around. Overall I would suggest going.
There is also a lookout next to the overflow parking lot, I would suggest going there for a view of the valley.

Great views of fast disappearing glaciers. It's necessary to obtain a permit at National Park information center in Jasper to access parking area up to three days before you hike.

nature trips
8 months ago

cool to see, more of a tourist attraction than a hike, but the north side of the road is cool to walk threw the canyon walls more

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