Bald Hills Trail Loop

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Bald Hills Trail Loop is a 13.2 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jasper Park Lodge, Alberta, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
13.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
701 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

views

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
1 day ago

Amazing hike and we go nearly to the top but there was just too much waist deep snow for "normal" hiking gear. But the views are just stunning on a clear day. The hike itself is not too difficult.

hiking
6 days ago

Mid May and there still was a lot of snow in the trail. It's doable, I would recommend to have waterproof pants. We couldn't reach the summit because of the snow, but the views were amazing.

2 months ago

Loved this. my brother pushed us to get up in only 90 minutes and down in 35. That's probably just about the fastest you can expect to do it. More likely will take 2-6 hours at a leisurely pace. The view was amazing and absolutely worth the long hike. Very step trail at the end.

hiking
7 months ago

Fantastic payoff at the top, glad we went up the first steep part, the fire road does add more distance. Probably the highlight hike of our trip. Wore us out pretty good though we weren't in the best shape. Not to be missed!

hiking
7 months ago

Fantastic hike one of the best views from all the hikes I have done and have done a lot in the area. I definitely wouldn't class it as as hard hike though, part of one loop is on a fire track and the other isn't very steep or hard also no scree or scrambling at all. There is 2 false summits MAKE SURE you push on to the summit the view is worth it and the hike from both false summits to the true summit is very easy.

hiking
8 months ago

Le brouillard et la pluie nous ont privé de la vue au sommet....

hiking
8 months ago

A bit of everything! A mix of steady climb and Tough uphills, stunning panoramic views (if it weren't for the smoke, this would have been my favorite hike ever), and an interesting loop trail with views of Maligne lake on the descent. Some expert navigation on the way down but overall, can be tackled by people of all fitness levels.

hiking
9 months ago

amazing vievs

9 months ago

Pretty easy hike, no one there in late June and the views were really amazing! Really worth it.

hiking
9 months ago

Follow the skyline trail for some time for better views of the surrounding peaks and valleys, if time permits. Spotted some mammoths at the top!

9 months ago

Pretty amazing hike. Once you summit, the views are amazing.

10 months ago

Beautiful hike. Lots of uphill but well worth it. The alpine meadow was quite unique. Unfortunately, smoke from forest fires obscured much of the views but we stilk enjoyed being at the summit

hiking
10 months ago

fairly busy up hill hike. it was quite smoky from the wildfires so the views were not great. definetly recommend going to the top for a more satisfying view. go right at where the loop begins for a more gradual incline and better views coming down. w
Would love to do this hike again when the smoke clears!

10 months ago

But if a grind to start and finish on logging road, but upper trail along the ridge is world class. Incredible views. Just wonderful. Bring your bug spray as they were very bad until it got too windy. Overall loved the hike. The loop at the top was just great.

10 months ago

The trail is well maintained on the fire road and if you continue on the right side of the loop. If you go left at the loop junction it is much steeper and full of roots and looser rock. Trail is fairly steep and can be exhausting at times. We only went to the peak of the loop with okay views. The bugs are also bad. July 15 2017.

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10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Nice views, and amazing if you are willing to climb to the very top of the mountain.

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike. We hiked this May 28, 2017 and the trail was still completely covered in snow. The first 30 minutes were dry and then all of a sudden you hit knee deep snow. We did not have snow shoes but the hike was still doable. We just put our feet in other peoples steps (if you don't do this, you will wall through and be deep in the snow).

The hike was beautiful and the view from the top is very nice. We were not able to make the loop due to the snow and instead came down the same way we went up. The hike would be easy if there was not snow on the trail.

The total hike with snow too us 4 Hours round trip.

hiking
11 months ago

Make sure you bring snowshoes! I went there with hiking boots (end of May) and I had to turn around because I couldnt walk in the snow. I would do it again, but in summer.

Monday, April 10, 2017

July 2, 2016

hiking
Saturday, November 05, 2016

If you do go to Maligne Lake it is definitely must do hike. It has absolutely everything you could ask for. You start the hike from the Maligne lake trail head (It is very well signed) and start a steady climb to the first viewpoint where towards the end it does get fairly steep until it levels out. The views of Maligne Lake and the Hall of the Gods are absolutely magnificent, and we just wished there was a bit more sun on the day we hiked. You can finish the hike here and loop back to Maligne Lake and we will rate that hike as moderate due to the length and steepness for the last km or so. However if your fitness levels allow, we would absolutely recommend pushing on to the Bald Hills summit that will add a couple of kms to the hike. It is very steep (see photos) for a few 100 metres but the 360 views of the Canadian Rockies you get at the top are just so worth the effort. Proper footwear and warm clothing a must. We did this in early october and we had snow showers on the summit. A bucket list hike!!

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