Edith Cavell Meadows Trail

MODERATE 47 reviews
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Edith Cavell Meadows Trail is a 6.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jasper, Alberta, Canada that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and snowshoeing.

DISTANCE
6.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
471 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

washed out

no dogs

There are two trails that leave from the Mt. Edith Cavell parking lot. The first is a simple loop called The Path of the Glacier, a short walk along an easy trail that takes you to a small lake at the foot of the Cavell Glacier.

12 days ago

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.

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

1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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.

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1 month ago

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.

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1 month ago

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.

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2 months ago

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.

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