Old Fort Point Trail

EASY 51 reviews
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Old Fort Point Trail is a 3.7 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Henry House, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
173 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

hiking
6 days ago

Excellent short hike with excellent views of the river.

8 days ago

A great hike when you don't have much time. if you are especially short on time, just go up the stairs and turn around when you reach the summit. There is a second peak just farther on. It has a set of red chairs overlooking the Wildlife Only face of Signal Mountain. well worth sitting in. As most people turn back at the main summit, this a a nice quiet place. Instead of the loop or retracing your steps, head back along the ridge to find a steep and narrow trail taking you back close to the summit. Make noise! It's just the kind of place to find a bear munching away!
Bring your kids. Fort Point is rugged and the summit is rocky. Feels like you are above the tree line.

hiking
20 days ago

Nice easy hike. Walked past some big horn sheep near the summit too. Great views looking out over Jasper.

hiking
30 days ago

Absolutely do this hike if you're in the Jasper area! When you arrive at the parking lot, I would recommend going up the left trail, up a set of stairs. That way it's a very gentle slope up, with gorgeous views all around. 10/10 hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Took the steep way first. Signage in the area says that leg of the trail is black diamond rated. Not easy at all, steep, rocky, narrow ridge. Would not recommend taking kids. Worth it though once you get to the top and see the view. Rest of the hike was fairly easy with a beautiful treed trail.

hiking
2 months ago

First time was on May 1 2018 and it was a great time. Started the day with overcast but by noon it was 20c and sunny.
Will definitely be back soon.

hiking
2 months ago

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8 months ago

Great trail for fat tire biking and trail running

hiking
9 months ago

Short but steep, this hike offers amazing views of the entire valley and Jasper townsite and is a must-see for newcomers and Jasper veterans alike.

10 months ago

Great view of Jasper and Athabaskan River

hiking
11 months ago

This was a quick after dinner hike for me one night. I went the 'long' way and wound up taking the steep way back instead of up. Worth it for the amazing views.

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Its not an easy trail. The view is very good, but be careful as there are long steep ways up and walking by the side of a cliff. Don't go with kids or unprepared!!

hiking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Good steep climb and amazing 360 views from the top!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

This hike is great for a quick and dirty trip. Go up the steep incline first and the rest is all downhill from there. So much wildlife laying around. Great views from the top of the whole valley. The diversity of the trail from the top to the bottom is a nice change of pace!

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Did this in late April, so there was a lot of ice and snow (wear cleats if during the winter), but it was a great short hike with very pretty views of the park surrounding Jasper. There were even some cute red lounge chairs at the top for you to bask in it's glory (but you have to walk off trail to find them). We even saw some wildlife. Great hike!

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