Whether you’re out for a leisurely hike or a longer adventure, make your trip a safe one by checking the latest conditions.

Visitor safety

Natural hazards are a part of the national park experience. You can reduce the impact of an unfortunate circumstance by being well informed and well prepared. More information here.

Travelling in backcountry

Remember, you are responsible for your own safety. Select a trip that best suits your party’s abilities and experience, interests, equipment and the time you have available. More information here.

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Fire danger rating

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Current Fire Danger Low 20-08-2019: N.A. ; Trail details

Around Town and Saturday Night Lake Loop

Be aware. Bears are out and about. Use standard bear precautions: 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 unsafe or aggressive human-wildlife interactions to Jasper Dispatch (780) 852-6155.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Jasper Discovery Trail: Town Trail South (11) Good. 17-08-2019: Muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Jasper Discovery Trail: Town Trail North (11) Good. 17-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Wapiti Trail (12) Good. 17-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Pyramid Trail (15) Good. 17-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Edge of the Bench (2b, 2c, 2j) Fair. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Overlook Loop (2, 2b, 2f, 2g) Fair. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Bighorn Trail (13) Good. 20-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: Saturday Night Lake Loop North (3, 3c) Fair. 17-08-2019: Bear warning in effect at Saturday Night Lake campground; Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: Saturday Night Lake Loop South (3, 3d) Fair. 17-08-2019: Bear warning in effect at Saturday Night Lake campground; Wet and muddy sections;  
Easy Red Squirrel (14) Good. 17-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Woodpecker (18) Good. 17-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Good. 20-08-2019: Mainly dry;  
Easy Lake Annette Loop (4d) Good. 20-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Old Fort Point Loop (1) Fair. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Short Loop (9a, 9b, 9) Fair. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Long Loop (9a, 9) Fair. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Most Difficult The Whistlers Trail: The Whistlers Trail (5) Be cautious. 20-08-2019: Trail re-routed through bolders due to landslide. Experienced hikers only;  
Moderate The Whistlers Trail: The Whistlers Summit Trail (5a) Good. 20-08-2019: Mainly dry;  

Maligne Valley and Jacques Lake

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (South) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (North) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy; Trail details
Easy Flower Loop (10, 10a) Good. 17-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Good. 17-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Overlander (10) Good. 17-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Jacques Lake: Trailhead to Beaver Lake (139) Good. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Beaver Lake to Summit Lakes (139) Good. 17-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Jacques Lake: Summit Lakes to Jacques Lake (139) Fair. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Moose Lake Loop (20) Good. 17-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Opal Hills Loop: Lower Trail (22) Good. 20-08-2019: No dogs ; Bear warning in effect; Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Opal Hills Loop: Upper Trail (22) Good. 20-08-2019: No dogs ; Bear warning in effect; Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Opal Hills Loop: Alpine Trail (22) Good. 20-08-2019: No dogs ; Bear warning in effect; Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Opal Hills Loop: North Trail (22) Good. 20-08-2019: No dogs ; Bear warning in effect; Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Lorraine and Mona Lakes (100) Good. 17-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Bald Hills: Lower Trail (23) Good. 20-08-2019: No dogs ; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Bald Hills: Alpine Trail (23) Fair. 20-08-2019: No dogs ; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Icefields Parkway, Wabasso Road (93A) and Geraldine Lakes

Cavell road is narrow and has tight switchbacks that are unsuitable for trailers and large motorhomes. Max length: 25 feet. Geraldine Road is a rough road. High clearance vehicles only. No trailers or RV's.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Edith Cavell : Path of the Glacier Trail (41) Good. 20-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Edith Cavell : Cavell Meadows Trail (42) Fair. 20-08-2019: No dogs ; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Geraldine Lakes: Trailhead to First Geraldine Lake (120) Fair. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult Geraldine Lakes: First Geraldine Lake to Second Geraldine Lake Campground (120) Poor. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy;  
Moderate Wabasso Lake Good. 20-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Toe of the Athabasca Glacier (52) Good. 20-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Fair. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy; Trail details
Moderate Forefield Trail (53) Good. 20-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Wilcox Pass: Wilcox Viewpoint - Red Chairs (50) Good. 20-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Wilcox Pass: Upper Wilcox Pass (50) Good. 20-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Parker Ridge Good. 20-08-2019: Mainly dry; Stay on trail to avoid damaging alpine vegetation.; Trail details

Miette Hot Springs Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Jasper House Viewpoint (33) Good. 17-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Pocahontas Mine Trail: Pocahontas Mine Trail lower loop (31) Good. 20-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Pocahontas Mine Trail: Pocahontas Mine Trail upper loop (32) Good. 20-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Source of the Springs (140) Good. 20-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Sulphur Skyline (30) Fair. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Jasper Backcountry

Winter conditions continue to exist on many upper elevation trails within Jasper National Park.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Astoria Trailhead to Astoria Campground (105) Good. 20-08-2019: No dogs ; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Astoria Campground to Amethyst Campground (105) Fair. 20-08-2019: No dogs ; Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Wates-Gibson Trail (106, 107) Fair. 20-08-2019: No dogs ; Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Portal trailhead to Portal Campground (105) Poor. 20-08-2019: No dogs ; Wet and muddy;  
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Portal Campground to Maccarib Campground - Maccarib Pass (105, 109) Poor. 20-08-2019: No dogs ; Wet and muddy;  
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Maccarib Campground to Amethyst Campground (105) Poor. 20-08-2019: No dogs ; Wet and muddy;  
Moderate Athabasca Pass: Trailhead to Tie-Camp Campground (115) Good. 17-08-2019: Mainly dry;  
Difficult Athabasca Pass: Tie-Camp campground to Simon Creek (115) Good. 17-08-2019: Mainly dry; Bridge out at Simon Creek. Generally not accessible until late September due to high water levels ;  
Difficult Athabasca Pass: Simon Creek to Kane Meadows Campground (115) Not recommended. 20-08-2019: Bridge out at Simon Creek. Generally not accessible until late September due to high water levels ;  
Difficult Fiddle River: Miette Hot Springs Trailhead to Utopia Campground (140) Good. 17-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult Fiddle River: Utopia Campground to Park Boundary (140) Fair. 17-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Numerous trees down on trail;  
Moderate Fryatt Valley: Trailhead to Lower Fryatt Campground (122) Good. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Fryatt Valley: Lower Fryatt Campground to Fryatt Lake (122) Fair. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult Fryatt Valley: Fryatt Lake to Fryatt ACC Hut (122) Fair. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Fortress Lake: Trailhead to Athabasca Crossing Campground (126) Fair. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections;  
Route Fortress Lake: Athabasca Crossing Campground to Fortress Lake (126) Not recommended. 20-08-2019: Water levels are high;  
Route Maligne Pass Fair. 20-08-2019: No dogs ; Be careful fording rivers and streams;  

Skyline

Avoid the cornice when negotiating The Notch! A GPS and topographic map (and the ability to use them) are highly recommended.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Skyline: Watchtower Trail (102) Fair. 18-08-2019: No dogs ; Wet and muddy sections; Stream crossings;  
Difficult Skyline: Wabasso Lake Trailhead to Curator Campground (101) Fair. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: Signal Fire Road (100) Good. 20-08-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: Maligne Lake Trailhead to Snowbowl Campground (100) Fair. 20-08-2019: No dogs ; Wet and muddy;  
Difficult Skyline: Snowbowl Campground to the Notch (100) Fair. 20-08-2019: No dogs ; Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult Skyline: The Notch (100) Good. 18-08-2019: Snow patches;  
Difficult Skyline: The Notch to Tekarra Campground (100) Fair. 20-08-2019: No dogs ; Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult Skyline: Tekarra Campground to Signal Campground (100) Fair. 20-08-2019: No dogs ; Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult Skyline: Signal Campground to Signal trailhead (100) Good. 18-08-2019: Mainly dry;  

Brazeau and South Boundary

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Brazeau: Poboktan Trail (132) Good. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Brazeau: Nigel Pass to Brazeau Lake Campground (130) Fair. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Brazeau: Brazeau Lake to Jonas Cutoff Campground - Poboktan Pass (132) Fair. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult Brazeau: Four Point Campground to Jonas Cutoff Campground - Jonas Pass (131) Fair. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections;  
Route South Boundary: Brazeau River to Rocky Pass Fair. 20-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections; High water levels at stream crossings; Numerous trees down on trail;  
Route South Boundary: Rocky Forks Fair. 20-08-2019: Muddy sections; Stream crossings;  

North Boundary and Celestine Lake

Celestine Road is a rough one-way road. High clearance vehicles recommended. No trailers or RV's.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate North Boundary: Traillhead to Celestine Lake Campground (150) Fair. 15-08-2019: Bear warning in effect at Celestine Lake campground; Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate North Boundary: Celestine Lake Campground to Snake Indian Falls (150) Fair. 15-08-2019: Bear warning in effect at Celestine Lake campground; Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult North Boundary: Snake Indian Falls to Rock Lake Trailhead (150, 153) Fair. 17-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections;  
Route North Boundary: Willow Creek Campground to Blue Creek Campground (150) Good. 17-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections;  
Route North Boundary: Blue Creek Campground to Chown Creek Campground (150) Fair. 17-08-2019: Be careful fording rivers and streams; Wet and muddy sections;  
Route North Boundary: Chown Creek Campground to Adolphus Campground (150) Fair. 17-08-2019: Be careful fording rivers and streams; Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate North Boundary: Adolphus Campground to Mount Robson Provincial Park Boundary (150) Good. 17-08-2019: Wet and muddy sections;