Trail Condition Report

Jasper National Park of Canada

Updated: June-17-19

WARNING! IT’S ELK CALVING SEASON:

Keep at least 30 m away and keep your dog on a leash. Report all elk encounters to Parks Canada staff (780) 852-6155.

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: 6b and 8c




FIRE DANGER RATING
Condition Comments
Current fire danger High

AROUND TOWN
Condition Comments
Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Partial CLOSURE Mainly dry.
Lake Annette Loop (4d) Good Mainly dry
Old Fort Point Loop (1, 1a) Good Mainly dry
Edge of the Bench (2j, 2b, 2c) Good / Fair Muddy sections
Overlook Loop (2b, 2f, 2g, 2) Good Mainly dry
Flower Loop (10a, 10) Good Mainly dry
Overlander Trail (10) Good / Fair Muddy sections
The Whistlers Trail Not recommended Wet and muddy sections. Snow at higher elevations.
The Whistlers Summit Trail (5a) Fair / Poor Snow at higher elevations
Valley of the Five Lakes (9a, 9b, 9) Good Mainly dry
Wabasso Lake (9) Good Mainly dry
Jasper's Connector Trails
These easy multi-use trails provide opportunities to explore and access areas close to the town of Jasper.
Condition Comments
Jasper Discovery Trail (11) Good Mainly dry
Wapiti Trail (12) Good Mainly dry
Bighorn Alley (13) Good Mainly dry
Red Squirrel Run (14) Good Mainly dry
Pyramid Trail (15) Good Mainly dry
Woodpecker Trail #18 Good Mainly dry
HIGHWAY 93A/EDITH CAVELL AREA
Condition Comments
Path of the Glacier Trail (41) Good Open
Cavell Meadows Trail (42) Closed Closed until the snow melts to protect fragile vegetation
Athabasca Falls Good Mainly dry
MALIGNE VALLEY
Condition Comments
Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Good Mainly dry
Lorraine and Mona Lakes (100) Fair Muddy sections
Mary Schäffer Loop (21) Good A few wet and muddy sections
Moose Lake Loop (20) Partial CLOSURE Trail reconstruction in progress. Uneven surfaces. Watch for Trail Crews and machinery working.
Opal Hills Loop (22) Lower section good. Upper section poor. Wet and muddy sections.
Bald Hills (23) Lower section good. Upper section poor. Snowpatches at higher elevations
ICEFIELDS PARKWAY
Condition Comments
Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Good Mainly dry
Forefield Trail (53) Good Mainly dry
Toe of the Athabasca Glacier Good Mainly dry
Wilcox Viewpoint (50) Good / Fair Wet and muddy sections.
Wilcox Pass (50) Good / Poor Snow patches at higher elevations. Muddy sections below
Parker Ridge (51) Not recommended Soft snow / Mud
Nigel Pass (130) No report Early season conditions
MIETTE HOT SPRINGS AREA
Condition Comments
Jasper House Viewpoint (33) Good Mainly dry
Pocahontas Mine Trail (31) Good Mainly dry
Source of the Springs (140) Good Mainly dry
Sulphur Skyline Good Muddy sections
CELESTINE LAKE
Condition Comments
Celestine lake Good / Fair Wet and muddy sections
JACQUES LAKE
Condition Comments
Beaver Lake/Summit Lakes (139) Fair / Poor Some small bridges out. Trail is flooded in sections
Jacques Lake Fair Some muddy sections
GERALDINE LAKES
Condition Comments
First Geraldine Lake Good Mainly dry
Second Geraldine Lake Fair / Poor Wet sections. Snow at higher elevations.
FRYATT VALLEY
Condition Comments
Lower Fryatt campground Good Muddy sections
Lower Fryatt - Alpine hut Fair / Poor Snow at higher elevations
WHIRPOOL VALLEY/ATHABASCA PASS
Condition Comments
Tie Camp Good Wet with muddy sections
FIDDLE RIVER
Condition Comments
Fiddle/Whitehorse Pass Not recommended
Utopia Pass Good / Fair Very wet and muddy
FORTRESS LAKE
Condition Comments
Big Bend/Athabasca Crossing Good Wet and muddy sections.
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