Explore the most popular waterfall 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.

hiking
11 days ago

Amazing hike, but lots of mosquitoes, i would 110% recommend bringing a full body bug suit if you're tackling this one.

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 !!

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.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a beautiful trail and offered plenty of access to water sources. Overnighting at Amethyst is a must if you’re doing this trail! If I were to do it again I would make a longer trip out of it by overnighting a few nights using Amethyst as a base camp and doing some exploring in the area.

backpacking
1 month ago

Did this hike as a part of 4 day backpacking trip last Aug. Could not do the full loop as we had only one car. But the trail from portal creek via Maccarib pass is absolutely stunning. Sunrise in Amethyst lake with the reflections of Ramparts on the lake.....that is a scene not to be forgotten ever.

backpacking
1 month ago

Redid this trail for second time. Used Astoria trailhead again. Went beginning of August, bugs were bad, but worth it. Nicest area we felt was at surprise point. Bugs weren’t bad, gentle breeze and a view that photos could not do justice. Would I go for a third time, no doubt about it. On the trail this time we did have a mountain lion jump out at us, it was a younger one but did it ever move fast

Great views at the top.

favorite hike so far! Absoloutley beautiful

hiking
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!

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

hiking
4 months 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!!

walking
7 months ago

excellent photo spot with fantastic views

Beautiful fairly easy hike to multiple viewpoints.

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.

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

One of the most beautiful places we've backpacked. Bring clothing for heat and cold- we had snow and very hot days too. We were lucky to see Caribou 2 nights outside Amythyst campground.

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

hiking
9 months ago

Maligne Canyon is an hike with many views of the river, and of course the waterfall. The trails are well used, and they can be quite busy. Regardless the hike is 100% worth it

9 months ago

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

I gave this trail five stars based on beauty only. Way too many people. Bus loads. To avoid the crowd go early or during dinner hour when to tour buses are eating a buffet. Definitely worth the hike. Get off the trail and go down to the river in safe areas.

walking
9 months ago

Beautiful, if a little crowded.

Words cannot describe this trail. Spent 3 days in the valley. Hiked in to Amethyst lake. Spent the second day hiking to Erenite valley where you get up close to Alpine lakes and glaciers. The trail is "unmaintained" but seemed pretty well maintained to me. and hiked out through maccarib pass to the other trail head. Unreal experience, my only complaint is that we saw no wildlife other then a pine groesbeck, a couple spruce grouse and an osprey. Was really looking to see some large mammals but maybe next time. Seriously can't wait for my next trip to Jasper.

it's gorgeous. It's a bit busy near the canyon but the spur to 6th bridge is very serene as is the 7h return leg in the loop.

mountain biking
9 months ago

I'm going to be honest here. The hike itself is one of my least favorites that I've done in the area. I started from Celestine.
Don't expect to see much until you reach the falls. While it's absolutely beautiful when you get there, it's a long, boring trail. If you are only in Jasper for a little while, I would probably recommend you to skip it in favor of some more enjoyable hikes. If only recommend it if you've done most of the other ones in the area.

nature trips
9 months ago

Been here during all the seasons, and it's beautiful every time!

9 months ago

the most bugs I have ever seen, also saw a momma grizzly with two cubs and another big maybe poppa grizzly at the pass about 50 feet away

hiking
9 months ago

Well done, Parks Canada! An enjoyable and education experience.

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

Incredible falls - beautiful water!

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