Skyline Trail

HARD 18 reviews
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Skyline Trail is a 41.7 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Jasper, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is best used from July until September.

DISTANCE
41.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1837 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

camping

hiking

lake

views

no dogs

backpacking
2 hours ago

Started at the Signal Mountain Trailhead to get some extra vert in (about 1,750 ft. extra) and backpacked to Watchtower campground (about 20 miles). First four or five miles are up a fire road without much of a view, so starting at Maligne Lake probably makes the most sense since you'll cruise down the fire road at the end of your journey. It was very rainy, smokey, and foggy, so didn't have great views. With soaked gear and some nasty blisters, we ended up hiking out of Watchtower to the park road where we hitchhiked back to our car.

Still, an amazing trail!! Will definitely do again when the weather is nicer.

hiking
20 days ago

Was a great hike, a bit challenging for those who aren't in good shape. Would stay at currator right before the notch. We stayed at Evelyn and it was a swamp with lots of mosquitos.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Incredible trail, did it in 2 nights, 3 days. easy to follow, breathtaking views as 20+ km are above the treeline. the last few hours along the fire route is mind-numbing though

1 month ago

One of the best multi day hikes in the Canadian Rockies. A must do.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Did this with my girlfriend and it was spectacular. Expect every kind of weather (even mid-July) and lots of mosquitos. Stayed at Snowbowl, Curator, and Tekerra campgrounds. We thought Curator Campground was the nicest, and allows you to rest up before tackling the notch. Our views were slightly hindered by the forest fire smoke from BC but it was spectacular none the less!

2 months ago

backpacking
2 months ago

backpacking
11 months ago

This is our backpacking trip in Jasper's Skyline Trail.From Maligne Lake to Maligne Canyon, three days, two nights in Snow Bowl & Tekerra campgrounds, 44 KM'S in total. It rained most of the time, mosquitos were in high numbers, but we still had a good time.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

hiking
Friday, October 09, 2015

Awesome did this trail in Mid October and it was amazing! Great views with changing landscapes.

camping
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Beautiful!!

hiking
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Amazing views, little steep in 1 section but so worth it

hiking
Friday, May 25, 2012