Sulphur Skyline Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews
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Sulphur Skyline Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Improvement District No. 12 , Alberta, Canada that features hot springs and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2208 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

hot springs

views

wild flowers

wildlife

old growth

rocky

You'll find the Sulpher Skyline trailhead by driving highway 16 to Pocahontas. Turn onto the Miette Hot Springs Road(Pocahontas as well), and proceed 16.9 km to the Miette Hot Springs parking area. The hiking trail starts above and right of the pool complex.

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2 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

The Sulphur Skyline Hike to the top was Spectacular...however we tried to do the loop but were stuck navigating rough terrain all the way down.

7 days ago

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11 days ago

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13 days ago

Great day hike. Starts off easy and gets progressively harder. took us 1:20 of moving to get to the summit, but with breaks and hanging out at the top it ended up being 4 hours round trip.

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Great day trail with epic views. Be ready for uphill. Only 1.5 to 2 hrs to reach summit. Fairly busy but not crowded.

hiking
18 days ago

Amazing views at the top in spite of the rain! Weather was good about half way up and then a steady drizzle all the way up and down.
Snow near the top was difficult and we kind of just slipped and slid coming down .
I would definitely do it again for the view at the top !

hiking
22 days ago

This was my favorite hike in Jasper. The hike is easy until the very end. The beginning is just a steady incline so as long as you are in decent shape and have hiked before then the beginning is easy. The last 200m or so is straight up though. I have never hiked an incline like this and there are no switchbacks at the end. Part of the incline is still covered in snow (May 29, 2017) which made it even more difficult.

The view from the top is one of the best views I have seen hiking. Full 360 view of all of Jasper National Park. There truly is not a bad angle at the top. We had good weather and it was not cold or windy at the top.

The hike down was easy except for the beginning on the steep part. When we hit the snow on the incline down we basically just had to slide down as hiking was not possible.

We started the hike at 6:30 AM and we were the only ones on the trail and we enjoyed the top to ourselves for 30 minutes. We did not see another person until on our way down when we were almost done hiking the trail. The entire hike took us 3 hours with 30 minutes at the top but we are very fast hikers.

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

Best hike in Jasper with amazing views! It took me 4 hours to complete

hiking
25 days ago

by far my favourite hike in Jasper

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29 days ago

2 months ago

June 21, 2014

hiking
9 months ago

One of the nicest trails in Jasper in my honest opinion. Excellent to come out of and hit the hot springs after!

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

The total trail distance here is actually closer to 6 miles, but the 2.5-3 miles out is up, up, and up. The climb never gets too steep except at the very end when you hit the alpine scree, and trekking poles are highly recommended, but you will fill it in your legs during the constant switchbacks. There are "shortcuts" through the switchbacks that are really washouts, but I know some people use them. Please don't! That erodes the trail. Take your time and follow the trail. You will get some views about halfway up, and the panorama from the summit is maybe the best in the area! Just before the scree slope to the summit there is a nice place for a break and a snack or photo. Use that time to prepare for the final climb.

This is one of the few trails that actually gets steeper as you go towards the summit, but stick with it, the reward is an unbelievable 360 from the top. It is cold AND WINDY at the top, so be prepared. Then make your way back down the same path. We made it up what felt like a blistering 75 minutes, and then more slowly to protect our knees on the way down.

Note: A black bear was spotted crossing the trail by a few hikers on our way down. Bring your bear spray! When you finish, refresh in the Miette Hot Springs. Busy but worth it after that climb!

9 months ago

Breath taking views

hiking
9 months ago