Fiddle River Trail is a 47.2 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Miette Hotsprings, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 47.2 km Elevation Gain: 2,054 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

river

views

hiking
8 months ago

Excellent trail with stunning views of the beautiful and remote Fiddle River valley. We went from Miette to Slide Creek backcountry campground and returned the next day. Trail mostly in good condition but I imagine would be very challenging in wet conditions as there are some steep slopes and several river crossings.

hiking
8 months ago

We hiked this trail from Cadomin to Miette in two days. First day we started at Whitehorse Creek Campground just past Cadomin, through Fiddle Pass to the Whitehorse Campground in Jasper National Park. The Campgrounds in the park al have 2 picnic tables, fire pits and 4 tent pads. All need to be booked online or through JNP. The signage along the trail was very well marked. Pay attention, stay on the trail and it is very hard to get lost. Beautiful mountain pass, the campsites in the Whitehorse park were all very well maintained. Second day we went from Whitehorse Campground to Miette Hot Springs. Several (5-7) river crossings. Very shallow at this time, but I’m sure in run off times it could be hard to Ford. Many crossings had rocks so you could just across on the rocks. Final mountain pass before Miette, the Utopia Pass is very poorly maintained. The trail has overgrown, crumbled and many times we were crawling up banks that had fallen in, or over rock slides. Pay attention the signage is there but you have to watch for the next marker. Large black bear was hanging out in Utopia Campground so we continued on. Soaking in the Hot Springs was a nice end, albeit crowded but nice for a long hike.

hiking
muddy
11 months ago

hiking
Mon Feb 18 2019

We hiked this trail from cadomin to miette in three days it was a fairly easy hike and the trail was pretty clear for most of it. Hiking in this direction puts you at the hotsprings at the end which is an awesome way to end a hike.

backpacking
Fri Jun 29 2018

Very Difficult, unmarked, overgrown trail. Do not attempt unless you are experienced and have appropriate gear. Started out at Miette Hotsprings, and followed fiddle river up, eventually had to cross the river using the narrow bridge. Just after the bridge you cross Sulphur Creek. Continuing up the trail.. this is where it gets difficult and easy to get lost. If you reach the waterfall - stop. And turn back!! You have gone too far and will get seriously lost if you continue onwards. Back track past 2 rock slides from the waterfall, and climb up the second rockslide. This will bring you to the utopia campground. This was as far as we intended to go, however, like I said, be careful and use your compass and map. That being said, despite the difficulties of this trail, it was incredibly beautiful, scenic, and breathtaking. If you do want to venture past the waterfall just to look into the valley, I highly recommend, as long as you can backtrack to the trail. The valley just above the waterfall has panoramic views of the mountains.

Tue Apr 17 2018

A couple of friends and I did this trial last summer!! Highly recommend!

Fri Mar 30 2018

did this trail a few years ago and want to go back again. beautiful scenery

Sun Oct 22 2017

This is a great in and out trail. Not too busy. But it is not in Whitehorse Creek Wildland Park. It is totally in Jasper National Park. You can go over into Whitehorse but not recommended. That part of the trail has been destroyed by recreational horse traffic.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

backpacking
Fri Aug 07 2015