Important information

You are responsible for your own safety.

If you are planning to hike or back pack in Jasper National Park, be prepared for:

  • Rapid changes in weather, trail and road access.
  • Trails that present slip hazards and risk of injury.
  • Wildlife encounters and warnings.
  • Increased risk of rapid snow melt, flash floods, landslides, and falling rock/snow/ice during heat or rain events.
  • Variable water levels. Challenging or unsafe water crossings for hikers.
  • Snow and/or conditions that may require skills in route finding and navigation at higher elevation.

Stay informed. Always be ready to change your plans when you visit the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Dogs are prohibited from trails and areas in sensitive habitats to reduce the stress that dogs have on grizzly bears, caribou, ground-nesting birds, and/or other sensitive species. Notice of prohibition: Dogs in sensitive habitat

Important links

Fire danger rating

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Current Fire Danger Low 28-10-2022: 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
Moderate Jasper Discovery Trail: North (11) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Jasper Discovery Trail: South (11) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Bighorn Trail (13) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Red Squirrel (14) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Woodpecker (18) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Cleats recommended;  
Easy Lake Annette Loop (4d) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Old Fort Point Loop (1) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Wapiti Trail (12) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Cottonwood Creek Loop (2, 2a, 11) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Overlook Loop (2, 2b, 2f, 2g) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Pyramid Trail (15) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Short Loop (9a, 9b, 9) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Long Loop (9a, 9) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Dorothy and Christine Lakes (60, 60a) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details

Maligne Valley

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Overlander (10) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (South) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (North) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Moose Lake Loop (20) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Lorraine and Mona Lakes (100) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Bald Hills (23) Poor. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Avalanche danger at high altitude; Trail details

Icefields Parkway and Wabasso Road (93A)

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Athabasca Falls Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Sunwapta Falls (126) Fair. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Cleats recommended;  
Moderate Forefield Trail (53) Poor. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Moderate Toe of the Athabasca Glacier (52) Poor. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Pass: Wilcox Viewpoint - Red Chairs (50) Poor. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Pass: Upper Wilcox Pass (50) Warning 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Snowshoes recommended; Avalanche danger beyond the Red Chairs; Trail details

Jasper Backcountry

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: South (3, 3d) Poor. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Snowshoes recommended; Trail details
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: North (3, 3c) Poor. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Snowshoes recommended; Trail details
Moderate Fryatt Valley: Trailhead to Lower Fryatt Campground (122) Road access closed 24-11-2022: Road closed to vehicle traffic; Snow covered; Snowshoes recommended;  
Moderate Fryatt Valley: Lower Fryatt Campground to Fryatt Lake (122) Poor. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Snowshoes recommended;  
Difficult Fryatt Valley: Fryatt Lake to Fryatt ACC Hut (122) Poor. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Snowshoes recommended; Avalanche danger at high altitude;  
Moderate Chaba trail: Trailhead to Athabasca Crossing Campground (126) Poor. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Snowshoes recommended;  
Moderate Jacques Lake: Trailhead to Beaver Lake (139) Poor. 24-11-2022: Stream crossings; Detour in place; Snow covered; Snowshoes recommended; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Beaver Lake to Summit Lakes (139) Poor. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Snowshoes recommended; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Summit Lakes to Jacques Lake (139) Poor. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Snowshoes recommended; Trail details
Moderate Trailhead to Tie-Camp Campground (115) Poor. 24-11-2022: Snow covered; Snowshoes recommended;