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. 09-10-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Jasper Discovery Trail: Town Trail North (11) Good. 09-10-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Wapiti Trail (12) Good. 14-09-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Pyramid Trail (15) Good. 14-09-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Edge of the Bench (2b, 2c, 2j) Fair. 09-10-2019: Muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Overlook Loop (2, 2b, 2f, 2g) Fair. 09-10-2019: Muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Bighorn Trail (13) Good. 14-09-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: Saturday Night Lake Loop North (3, 3c) Fair. 09-10-2019: Muddy sections;  
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: Saturday Night Lake Loop South (3, 3d) Fair. 09-10-2019: Muddy sections;  
Easy Red Squirrel (14) Good. 14-09-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Woodpecker (18) Good. 14-09-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Good. 14-09-2019: Mainly dry;  
Easy Lake Annette Loop (4d) Good. 14-09-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Old Fort Point Loop (1) Good. 14-09-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Short Loop (9a, 9b, 9) Good. 14-09-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Long Loop (9a, 9) Good. 14-09-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Most Difficult The Whistlers Trail: The Whistlers Trail (5) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered; Trail re-routed through bolders due to landslide. Experienced hikers only;  
Moderate The Whistlers Trail: The Whistlers Summit Trail (5a) Poor. 09-10-2019: Snow covered;  
Moderate Dorothy and Christine Lakes (60, 60a) Good. 09-10-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details

Maligne Valley and Jacques Lake

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (South) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (North) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered; Trail details
Easy Flower Loop (10, 10a) Good. 14-09-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Good. 14-09-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Overlander (10) Good. 14-09-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Jacques Lake: Trailhead to Beaver Lake (139) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered sections; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Beaver Lake to Summit Lakes (139) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered sections; Trail details
Difficult Jacques Lake: Summit Lakes to Jacques Lake (139) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered sections; Trail details
Easy Moose Lake Loop (20) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered; Trail details
Difficult Opal Hills Loop (22) Poor. 09-10-2019: Snow covered; Trail details
Easy Lorraine and Mona Lakes (100) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered; Trail details
Difficult Bald Hills (23) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered; Trail details

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

Cavell road and Geraldine road are closed to vehicle traffic for the season.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Edith Cavell : Path of the Glacier Trail (41) Fair. 15-10-2019: Road closed, no vehicle access; Snow covered; Trail details
Moderate Edith Cavell : Cavell Meadows Trail (42) Poor. 15-10-2019: Road closed, no vehicle access; Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Geraldine Lakes: Trailhead to First Geraldine Lake (120) Fair. 15-10-2019: Road closed, no vehicle access; Snow covered;  
Difficult Geraldine Lakes: First Geraldine Lake to Second Geraldine Lake Campground (120) Fair. 15-10-2019: Road closed, no vehicle access; Snow covered;  
Moderate Wabasso Lake Good. 14-09-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Toe of the Athabasca Glacier (52) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered; Trail details
Moderate Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered; Trail details
Moderate Forefield Trail (53) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered; Trail details
Moderate Wilcox Pass: Wilcox Viewpoint - Red Chairs (50) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Wilcox Pass: Upper Wilcox Pass (50) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details

Miette Hot Springs Area

Miette road is closed to vehicle traffic for the season.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Jasper House Viewpoint (33) Good. 14-09-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Pocahontas Mine Trail: Pocahontas Mine Trail lower loop (31) Good. 14-09-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Pocahontas Mine Trail: Pocahontas Mine Trail upper loop (32) Good. 14-09-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Source of the Springs (140) Fair. 15-10-2019: Road closed, no vehicle access; Snow covered sections; Trail details
Difficult Sulphur Skyline (30) Poor. 15-10-2019: Road closed, no vehicle access; Snow covered; 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) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Astoria Campground to Amethyst Campground (105) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered;  
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Wates-Gibson Trail (106, 107) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered;  
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Portal trailhead to Portal Campground (105) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered;  
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Portal Campground to Maccarib Campground - Maccarib Pass (105, 109) Poor. 09-10-2019: Snow covered; Route finding may be necessary;  
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Maccarib Campground to Amethyst Campground (105) Poor. 09-10-2019: Snow covered;  
Moderate Athabasca Pass: Trailhead to Tie-Camp Campground (115) Good. 14-09-2019: Mainly dry;  
Difficult Athabasca Pass: Tie-Camp campground to Simon Creek (115) Good. 14-09-2019: Mainly dry;  
Difficult Athabasca Pass: Simon Creek to Kane Meadows Campground (115) Not recommended. 27-09-2019: Bridge(s) out; High water levels at stream crossings;  
Difficult Fiddle River: Miette Hot Springs Trailhead to Utopia Campground (140) Poor. 09-10-2019: Snow covered;  
Difficult Fiddle River: Utopia Campground to Park Boundary (140) Poor. 09-10-2019: Snow covered;  
Moderate Fryatt Valley: Trailhead to Lower Fryatt Campground (122) Good. 10-10-2019: Snow covered sections;  
Moderate Fryatt Valley: Lower Fryatt Campground to Fryatt Lake (122) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered sections;  
Difficult Fryatt Valley: Fryatt Lake to Fryatt ACC Hut (122) Poor. 09-10-2019: Snow covered;  
Moderate Fortress Lake: Trailhead to Athabasca Crossing Campground (126) Fair. 14-09-2019: Wet and muddy sections;  
Route Fortress Lake: Athabasca Crossing Campground to Fortress Lake (126) Not recommended. 09-10-2019: Snow covered; Snow covered sections; Be careful fording rivers and streams;  
Route Maligne Pass Poor. 09-10-2019: Snow covered;  

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) Poor. 09-10-2019: Snow covered;  
Difficult Skyline: Wabasso Lake Trailhead to Curator Campground (101) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow above treeline; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: Signal Fire Road (100) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered sections; Trail details
Difficult Skyline: Maligne Lake Trailhead to Snowbowl Campground (100) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow above treeline;  
Difficult Skyline: Snowbowl Campground to the Notch (100) Poor. 09-10-2019: Snow covered;  
Difficult Skyline: The Notch (100) Poor. 09-10-2019: Not recommended; Difficult route finding ;  
Difficult Skyline: The Notch to Tekarra Campground (100) Poor. 09-10-2019: Not recommended; Difficult route finding ;  
Difficult Skyline: Tekarra Campground to Signal Campground (100) Poor. 09-10-2019: Snow covered;  
Difficult Skyline: Signal Campground to Signal trailhead (100) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow above treeline;  

Brazeau and South Boundary

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Brazeau: Poboktan Trail (132) Poor. 09-10-2019: Snow covered; Trail details
Moderate Brazeau: Nigel Pass trailhead to Brazeau Lake Campground (130) Poor. 09-10-2019: Snow covered;  
Moderate Brazeau: Brazeau Lake to Jonas Cutoff Campground - Poboktan Pass (132) Poor. 09-10-2019: Snow covered;  
Difficult Brazeau: Four Point Campground to Jonas Cutoff Campground - Jonas Pass (131) Poor. 09-10-2019: Snow covered;  
Route South Boundary: Brazeau River to Rocky Pass Poor. 09-10-2019: Snow covered;  
Route South Boundary: Rocky Forks Poor. 09-10-2019: Snow covered;  

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. 09-10-2019: Bear warning in effect at Celestine Lake campground; Snow covered sections;  
Moderate North Boundary: Celestine Lake Campground to Snake Indian Falls (150) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered sections;  
Difficult North Boundary: Snake Indian Falls to Rock Lake Trailhead (150, 153) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered sections;  
Route North Boundary: Willow Creek Campground to Blue Creek Campground (150) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered sections;  
Route North Boundary: Blue Creek Campground to Chown Creek Campground (150) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered sections; Be careful fording rivers and streams;  
Route North Boundary: Chown Creek Campground to Adolphus Campground (150) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered sections; Be careful fording rivers and streams;  
Moderate North Boundary: Adolphus Campground to Mount Robson Provincial Park Boundary (150) Fair. 09-10-2019: Snow covered sections;  

New Area (Jasper National Park of Canada)

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links

New Area (Jasper National Park of Canada)

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links