Old Man Trail via Roche Bonhomme Route

HARD 37 reviews
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Old Man Trail via Roche Bonhomme Route is a 8.4 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Jasper Park Lodge, Alberta, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,330 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

hiking
2 days ago

This hike was well worth the ass kicking it gives you on the way up. Some of the most beautiful angles of the Jasper Valley you can get.

There was a foot or snow on it when we went and cornices were starting to take shape on the summit ridge. I wouldn't try this in a month or so when snow will be deep and avalanche risks will be present.

1 month ago

super stunning views!
the start is hard to find. it's right across the street from the sign telling you about maligne lake boat tours.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with absolutely stunning views from the top. As everyone else has mentioned it is a very steep trail so definitely bring hiking poles for both the ups and the downs. Bit of loose rock above treeline but just take it steady. Enjoy!

hiking
3 months ago

Tough hike but well worth the hard work! Great views once you break the tree line .Defiantly use poles if you have them .

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike up, but no real views in the forest until you get to a clearing, or until you reach the tree line. Some parts are pretty steep. Poles are highly recommended (as is bug spray!!!). Once you clear the tree line there are lots of options for scrambling, the summit is to climbers right. I saw multiple marmots up on the summit ridge. I found the descent a bit slippery on the way down in a couple of spots once you are back in the forest but that is mostly due to the grade. Amazing views from the top!

4 months ago

What a hike! It is definitely one pf the best hikes around area. It is well hiden and not that popular, and once you start you understand why. It is pretty difficult hike, which took 5 hours to complete it. Some parts are really steep, suggest to use poles. Also better to choose sunny day, cause once you are the top it gets really windy and cold. The trail is easy to follow and really fun to get down. All in all amazing hike for tjose who looking fun and challenging hike!

4 months ago

Simply amazing!! My favorite walk of the 20+ I did in the Rockies. The last part up to tree line is really steep, but well worth it once you reach the top. My advice: walk to the very last top! What a view!!!

hiking
4 months ago

Done this hike twice now love it. took 8hrs lots of loose rock when close to top which makes it hard coming down. great views. easy to follow trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome mixture of inclines, starts easy & gets steep. Minimal scrambling although there is a lot of loose rock at the approach to the summit. Amazing 360 degree views! I reached the summit in 2hrs 17mins & was stopping to take photos along the way.

hiking
5 months ago

Tough hike, beautiful view, a little scary right at the top on a windy day though with a steep drop off to the other side! (I may have made it to the summit at the wrong spot however. Wasn’t using this app, just a vague description we found online).

Monday, September 18, 2017

hard.. but definately worth the view.

hiking
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

this trail is much longer than stated on this app. we hiked for 1.25 hours up expecting to reach the summit. we saw no signs of this trail reaching the top anytime soon so i pulled up this website with a better description of the trail: http://www.trailpeak.com/index.jsp?con=trail&val=6143&md=OLD

this is a big long arduous hike similar in climb to the grouse grind but longer. we had to turn back as we weren't properly equipped/provisioned to reach the top. I'm sure it is well worth it but we will have to wait and see for another time.

hiking
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Definitely a good hike! All uphill, would've been useful to have hiking poles for sure. I'd also say roundtrip this trail was closer to 11km.

hiking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

Amazing!

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3 months ago

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