Explore the most popular trail running 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.

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!

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

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.


This is a great walk. Would rate as easy. Lots of birds. Nice scenery.

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.

Lakes are breathtaking. Very beautiful hike & highly recommended.

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.

7 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

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.

Beautiful hike. The views from the top are well worth it. However, we took our dog based on this app stating that dogs were permitted...they are not.

Second time for the Meadows hike having done it about 5 years ago and enjoyed it just as much. Steady up with beautiful views the whole way. Didn't do the final ridge.

There was an avalanche at the lake a few years ago which changed the approach from the parking lot and it wasn't permitted to go right down to the lake this time. They are issuing a limited number of passes each day for three different time slots so be sure to pick one up so you don't get turned away at the gate.

7 months ago

Very beautiful loop

Beautiful waterfalls - the hike to the lower falls is well worth the additional 4km trip.

8 months ago

Did the full loop with a group aged 11 to 43 with no backpacking experience. Perfect three-day hike for us. Lakes were a little mucky, so swimming wasn't an option. Lots of mosquitos. Some really nice views in places of lakes and mountains.

8 months ago

Short, easy. Beautiful sight to see - probably one of my favorites in Jasper overall.

This is a great hike to do at lunchtime. I was one of only a few people on the network of trails which made it especially peaceful. Aside from the two lakes which are mostly inaccessible (as far as I could tell) there's nothing of particular interest to see but worth the time if you aren't looking for anything extraordinary.

Busy trail. New parking lot is great. Easy hike.

Short easy hike with gorgeous waterfalls most of the way. I highly recommend this for all skill levels. It's lovely.

8 months ago

Very easy and anticlimactic hike. Completed the entire loop as part of a shoulder season/spring backpacking trip. We ended up hiking through thigh-high snow in mid-May which made it more of an adventure.

Great hike up to get great views of Lake and glacier. The extended hike towards the summit was challenging, stopped about 400 feet, elevation wise, from the ridge top. The views from there were good, not spectacular, compared to the shorter overlook of Lake. Fortunately, very cool day, otherwise would have been very brutal if temperature had been higher. The limiting factor of permitting fewer folks on this trail was a plus, not crowded, made for an enjoyable hike with friends.

Easy hike with views of the lake.

Great little hike. The lower falls and views are excellent

Breath-taking views. Gorgeous waterfalls

If you like hikes my to view spectacular glaciers, this hike is for you. Can be crowded. Ran across a marmot! Cool! Mt Edith Clavel is magnificent

Beautiful, short hike with huge payoff in terms of scenery for a short, easy hike. Trail starts of flat/paved along Beauty Creek, then turns left with a moderate incline along the rapids/falls. I travelled a fair distance along the path and noted at least 5 waterfalls of varying width and height. This is a hidden gem!

on Edith Cavell Meadows Trail

9 months ago

Did this trail 2x already. my son was just a baby when we first hiked the Edith Cavelle Meadows Trail and the 2nd time was when he was 6 years old. There is something for everyone on this hike. We always love this place, from the top you have an incredible view of the glacier, lake and surrounding mountains. the boys enjoyed the sound of glacier crackling - they say "oh boy, little avalanches is happening" and the enjoy the Cavell pond too.

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