Fiddle River Trail

HARD 4 reviews

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

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

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backpacking
22 days ago

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.

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

8 months ago

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.