COVID-19 trail safety

You are responsible for your own safety.

Signal your presence.
Allow others to pass.
Signal your presence.
Allow others to pass.
Be kind to others
Be kind to others.
Wait your turn to avoid
congestion.
Wait your turn to avoid congestion.
Elk calving

May 15 – June 30
Mothers aggressively protect their newborns by kicking and charging at people.

Give elk the space they need; keep at least 30 meters away.

Elk calving safety 
Bear safety

Knowing how to avoid an encounter with a bear is the best way to enjoy the parks safely.

Lower the risk of an aggressive encounter by following our safety tips:

Safe travel in bear country 
Tick season

Throughout Jasper National Park, from April to November, there is a small chance of being exposed to Lyme disease if bitten by an infected blacklegged (deer) tick. Lyme disease is a serious illness; however, it's easy to prevent and treat when caught early.

Facts about Lyme disease 
No dogs allowed

Dogs are prohibited from trails and areas in important caribou habitat to reduce the stress that dogs have on this threatened species.

Notice of prohibition: Dogs in caribou habitat 

Fire danger rating

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Current Fire Danger High 17-06-2021: N.A. ; Trail details

Around Town

Keep pets on a leash at all times. Report unsafe or aggressive human-wildlife interactions to Jasper Dispatch (780) 852-6155. Trails shared with commercial horse riding groups: 2, 2b, 2c, 2e, 2f, 4, 4b, 4e, 4f, 6, 6a, 6c, 7, 7e, 13.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Jasper Discovery Trail: South (11) Good. 11-06-2021: Paved trail; Elk warning; Trail details
Moderate Jasper Discovery Trail: North (11) Good. 11-06-2021: Mainly dry; Elk warning; Trail details
Easy Wapiti Trail (12) Good. 11-06-2021: Mainly dry; Elk warning; Trail details
Moderate Pyramid Trail (15) Good. 13-06-2021: Mainly dry; Elk warning; Grizzly bear(s) in area; Trail details
Moderate Edge of the Bench (2b, 2c, 2j) Fair. 11-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Elk warning; Trail details
Moderate Overlook Loop (2, 2b, 2f, 2g) Fair. 11-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Elk warning; Trail details
Easy Bighorn Trail (13) Good. 11-06-2021: Mainly dry; Elk warning; Trail details
Easy Red Squirrel (14) Good. 12-06-2021: Mainly dry; Elk warning; Grizzly and black bears frequenting the area; Trail details
Easy Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Partially Closed 12-06-2021: Paved trail; Elk calving area closure; Bears frequenting the area; Grizzly and black bears frequenting the area;  
Easy Lake Annette Loop (4d) Good. 11-06-2021: Paved trail; Elk warning; Trail details
Moderate Old Fort Point Loop (1) Fair. 12-06-2021: Mainly dry; Elk warning; Grizzly and black bears frequenting the area; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Short Loop (9a, 9b, 9) Good. 11-06-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Long Loop (9a, 9) Good. 11-06-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Most Difficult The Whistlers Trail: The Whistlers Trail (5) Poor. 11-06-2021: Not recommended; Avalanche terrain; Snow covered sections; Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate The Whistlers Trail: The Whistlers Summit Trail (5a) Fair. 11-06-2021: Snow at high elevation ;  
Easy Woodpecker (18) Good. 11-06-2021: Mainly dry; Elk warning; Trail details
Moderate Dorothy and Christine Lakes (60, 60a) Good. 11-06-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details

Maligne Valley

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Good. 11-06-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (South) to Viewpoint (21) Good. 11-06-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (North) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 11-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Moose Lake Loop (20) Fair. 11-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Opal Hills Loop (22) Fair. 16-06-2021: Snow at high elevation ; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Easy Lorraine and Mona Lakes (100) Fair. 11-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Moderate Bald Hills (23) Fair. 16-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Snow at high elevation ; No dogs allowed; Trail details

Icefields Parkway and Wabasso Road (93A)

Cavell road is closed to vehicle traffic (swept until the hostel for biking). Check 511.ablerta.ca for road updates.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Edith Cavell : Path of the Glacier Trail (41) Poor. 10-06-2021: Road closed, no vehicle access; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Difficult Edith Cavell : Cavell Meadows Trail (42) Poor. 10-06-2021: Road closed, no vehicle access; Snowbound; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Moderate Wabasso Lake Fair. 11-06-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Good. 11-06-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Forefield Trail (53) Fair. 10-06-2021: Snow patches; Trail details
Moderate Toe of the Athabasca Glacier (52) Fair. 10-06-2021: Snow patches; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Pass: Wilcox Viewpoint - Red Chairs (50) Fair. 10-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Snow patches; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Pass: Upper Wilcox Pass (50) Poor. 10-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details

Miette Hot Springs Area

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Pocahontas Mine Trail: Lower loop (31) Good. 10-06-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Pocahontas Mine Trail: Upper loop (32) Good. 10-06-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Jasper House Viewpoint (33) Good. 10-06-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Source of the Springs (140) Good. 10-06-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Sulphur Skyline (30) Good. 11-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Jasper Backcountry

Geraldine road is closed to vehicle traffic. Check 511.alberta.ca for road updates.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: South (3, 3d) Fair. 10-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: North (3, 3c) Fair. 10-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Fryatt Valley: Trailhead to Lower Fryatt Campground (122) Fair. 12-06-2021: Road closed, no vehicle access; Mainly dry;  
Moderate Fryatt Valley: Lower Fryatt Campground to Fryatt Lake (122) Poor. 10-06-2021: Stream crossings; Snow patches; Snow covered sections; Road closed, no vehicle access;  
Difficult Fryatt Valley: Fryatt Lake to Fryatt ACC Hut (122) Unknown conditions. 03-06-2021: Road closed, no vehicle access; Snow covered;  
Moderate Geraldine Lakes: Trailhead to First Geraldine Lake (120) Good. 13-06-2021: Road closed, no vehicle access; Muddy sections;  
Difficult Geraldine Lakes: First Geraldine Lake to Second Geraldine Lake Campground (120) Fair. 13-06-2021: Road closed, no vehicle access; Wet and muddy sections; Snow at high elevation ;  
Moderate Chaba trail: Trailhead to Athabasca Crossing Campground (126) Fair. 10-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Jacques Lake: Trailhead to Beaver Lake (139) Good. 11-06-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Beaver Lake to Summit Lakes (139) Good. 11-06-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Summit Lakes to Jacques Lake (139) Fair. 11-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Maligne Lake Canoe Route: Maligne Lake Boat Launch to Hidden Cove Campground Open. 03-06-2021: N.A. ; Trail details
Difficult Maligne Lake Canoe Route: Hidden Cove campground to Coronet Creek campground Open. 03-06-2021: N.A. ; Trail details
Difficult Fiddle River: Miette Hot Springs Trailhead to Utopia Campground (140) Fair. 10-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult Fiddle River: Utopia Campground to Park Boundary (140) Poor. 10-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Snow covered sections; Stream crossings;  
Moderate Athabasca Pass: Trailhead to Tie-Camp Campground (115) Good. 11-06-2021: Mainly dry;  
Difficult Athabasca Pass: Tie-Camp campground to Simon Creek (115) Fair. 11-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Stream crossings;  
Difficult Athabasca Pass: Simon Creek to Kane Meadows Campground (115) Not recommended. 05-06-2021: High water levels at river crossing(s);  

Tonquin Valley

Cavell road is closed to vehicle traffic. Check 511.ablerta.ca for road updates.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Astoria Trailhead to Astoria Campground (105) Unknown conditions. 10-06-2021: Road closed, no vehicle access; Snow patches; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Astoria Campground to Amethyst Campground (105) Unknown conditions. 10-06-2021: Road closed, no vehicle access; Snow covered; Use extreme caution in rockslide area; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Wates-Gibson Trail (106, 107) Unknown conditions. 10-06-2021: Road closed, no vehicle access; Snow covered; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Portal trailhead to Portal Campground (105) Poor. 11-06-2021: Variable conditions; Snow covered sections; Use extreme caution in rockslide area; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Portal Campground to Maccarib Campground - Maccarib Pass (105, 109) Unknown conditions. 10-06-2021: Snow covered; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Maccarib Campground to Amethyst Campground (105) Unknown conditions. 10-06-2021: Snow covered; No dogs allowed; Trail details

Brazeau and South Boundary

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Brazeau: Poboktan Trail (132) Poor. 11-06-2021: Variable conditions; Snow at high elevation ; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Moderate Brazeau: Nigel Pass trailhead to Brazeau Lake Campground (130) Safety hazards 06-06-2021: Trail washed out in sections; Expect a lot of snow; Trail details
Moderate Brazeau: Brazeau Lake to Jonas Cutoff Campground - Poboktan Pass (132) Poor. 10-06-2021: Expect a lot of snow; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Difficult Brazeau: Four Point Campground to Jonas Cutoff Campground - Jonas Pass (131) Unknown conditions. 10-06-2021: Expect a lot of snow; Avalanche terrain; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Route South Boundary: Brazeau River to Rocky Pass Unknown conditions. 10-06-2021: Snow at high elevation ; Route finding may be necessary;  
Route South Boundary: Rocky Forks Unknown conditions. 05-06-2021: N.A. ;  

North Boundary and Celestine Lake

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate North Boundary: Traillhead to Celestine Lake Campground (150) Good. 11-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate North Boundary: Celestine Lake Campground to Snake Indian Falls (150) Fair. 11-06-2021: Mainly dry; Deadfall on trail;  
Difficult North Boundary: Snake Indian Falls to Rock Lake Trailhead (150, 153) Poor. 10-06-2021: Wet and muddy; Deadfall on trail; Stream crossings;  
Route North Boundary: Willow Creek Campground to Blue Creek Campground (150) Fair. 10-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections;  
Route North Boundary: Blue Creek Campground to Chown Creek Campground (150) Poor. 10-06-2021: Unmaintained trail; Stream crossings; Wet and muddy sections; Snow at high elevation ;  
Route North Boundary: Chown Creek Campground to Adolphus Campground (150) Poor. 10-06-2021: Unmaintained trail; Stream crossings; Wet and muddy sections; Snow at high elevation ;  
Moderate North Boundary: Adolphus Campground to Mount Robson Provincial Park Boundary (150) Poor. 10-06-2021: Unmaintained trail; Snow at high elevation ;  

Skyline

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Skyline: Maligne Lake Trailhead to Snowbowl Campground (100) Poor. 11-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Snow covered sections; Snow at high elevation ; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: Snowbowl Campground to the Notch (100) Unknown conditions. 03-06-2021: Snow covered; Avalanche terrain; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: The Notch (100) Unknown conditions. 03-06-2021: Snow covered; Avalanche terrain; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: The Notch to Tekarra Campground (100) Unknown conditions. 03-06-2021: Snow covered sections; Avalanche terrain; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: Tekarra Campground to Signal Campground (100) Unknown conditions. 03-06-2021: Snow covered; Avalanche terrain; No dogs allowed; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: Signal Campground to Signal trailhead (100) Poor. 11-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: Wabasso Lake Trailhead to Curator Campground (101) Poor. 11-06-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details