Trail Condition Report

Jasper National Park of Canada

Updated: April-22-19

Backcountry travel in Spring
Winter conditions continue to exist on many upper elevation trails within Jasper National Park.


Travelling in bear country
Be alert, travel in groups, make noise, carry bear spray and know how to use it. Keep pets on a leash at all times. Report bear sightings and encounters to Parks Canada staff (780) 852-6155.

It’s tick season
Thoroughly check yourself, your children, your pets and associated clothing after hiking.

Forest fuel reduction - Pyramid Bench
Active Trail Closures: 8, 8b 8c, 8d, 8e, 8f, 3, 3a, 3b, 3f, 3g, 3h, 3i, 6, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d


AROUND TOWN
Condition Comments
Jasper Discovery Trail (11) Good A few wet and muddy sections
Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Good Wet and muddy sections
Lake Annette Loop (4d) Good Good
Woodpecker (18) Good Some muddy sections
Edge of the Bench (2j, 2b, 2c) Good / Fair Some muddy sections
Pyramid Trail (15) Good / Fair Some muddy sections
Overlook Loop (2b, 2f, 2g, 2) Fair with icy sections Snow patches, wet, muddy and icy sections
Red Squirrel Trail (14) to Mildred Lake Good Some muddy sections
Valley of the Five Lakes (9a, 9b, 9) Good / Fair Mainly dry. Muddy sections
MALIGNE VALLEY
Condition Comments
Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Fair Snow patches, wet, muddy and icy sections
Beaver Lake/Summit Lakes (139) Fair / Poor Temporary narrow bridges in place for the first 300 m of the trail. Use caution.
Mary Schäffer Loop (21) Fair / Poor Snow covered. Icy sections. Cleats recommended.
Moose Lake Loop (20) Fair / Poor Snow covered. Icy sections. Cleats recommended.
Upper Moose Loop Fair / Poor Snow covered and muddy. Avalanche hazards beyond the lake. Do not venture any further.
Opal Hills Loop (22) Poor Snow covered
Bald Hills (23) Variable Snowbound. Avalanche terrain
Hidden Cove Not recommended Not recommended
Trapper Creek Variable Challenging route, unmaintained and skier tracked. Route finding may be necessary.
HIGHWAY 93A
Condition Comments
Athabasca Falls Good / Poor Flooded sections.
Athabasca River Loop Not recommended Not recommended
ICEFIELDS PARKWAY
Condition Comments
Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Fair / Poor Snow patches, wet, muddy and icy sections
Big Bend (access via Sunwapta Falls) Fair / Poor Soft snow / Mud
Wilcox Viewpoint (50) Fair / Poor Snow patches, wet, muddy and icy sections
Parker Ridge (51) Poor Snowbound. Avalanche terrain
Wilcox Pass (50) Fair / Poor Snowbound. Avalanche terrain
Nigel Pass (130) Poor Snowbound. Avalanche terrain
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