Jasper Hikes

Hiking in Jasper is a wonderful experience. We’ve chosen the best trails to guide you to the unique and beautiful areas of one of Canada’s most special National Parks – complete with waterfalls, canyons, valleys, mountaintops and much more.

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THE TOP 10 HIKES IN JASPER NATIONAL PARK

The top hikes in Jasper National Park are mostly beginner and intermediate hikes, with quite a few being completely family-friendly. According to our team of experiences hikers, the 10 best hikes in Jasper are:

#1. Opal Hills (8km, 500m): We loved this 8km hike near Maligne Lake. There are options for even further exploration and you can even combine the route with a wonderful boat trip.

#2. Cavell Meadows (6km, 400m): Get up close to the Angel Glacier on this 6km hike. If you’re feeling strong, there’s also the potential to add on a peak and explore during this trail.

#3. Sulphur Skyline (8.2km, 675m): This hike boasts an incredible view once you’re above tree line –combined with a trip to the Miette Hot Springs after the hike!

#4. Whistlers and Indian Ridge (8.8km, 750m): Take the Jasper SkyTram and summit Whistlers Mountain to continue on a beautiful trail part-way up to Indian Ridge.

#5. Path of the Angel Glacier (1.6km, 80m): Another way to explore the Angel Glacier at Cavell Meadows – a great trip for those wanting a shorter trip or for families.

#6. Bald Hills (13.4km, 700m): Get wonderful views and have the opportunity to explore other nearby peaks – definitely a great day out.

#7. Verdant Pass (20km, 975m): A local treasure! An unofficial trail, which implies a more secluded experience, the views are incredible on a clear day.

#8. Maligne Canyon (3.9km, 140m): A great family trip to see the most impressive canyon in Jasper National Park.

#9. Athabasca Falls (1.5km, 25m): A beautiful, family-friendly hike that even teenagers like. Yes, really. “This is really cool,” said our teenage nephew (who doesn’t like anything).

#10. Pyramid Lake and Overlook (3.6km, 180m): A wonderful hike close to Jasper town – great for families or an after-dinner stroll.

01. OPAL HILLS

01. OPAL HILLS

  • Difficulty
  • 7.8km
  • 510 m
  • 3-5h

02. CAVELL MEADOWS

02. CAVELL MEADOWS

  • Difficulty
  • 6.0km
  • 400m
  • 2-3.5h

03. SULPHUR SKYLINE

 

03. SULPHUR SKYLINE

  • Difficulty
  • 8.2km
  • 685m
  • 3-5h

Whistlers Mountain and Indian Ridge

 

04. Whistlers Mountain and Indian Ridge

  • Difficulty
  • 8.8km
  • 750m
  • 3-5h

05. PATH OF THE ANGEL GLACIER

05. PATH OF THE ANGEL GLACIER

  • Difficulty
  • 1.6km
  • 85m
  • 1-2h

06. BALD HILLS

 

06. BALD HILLS

  • Difficulty
  • 13.4km
  • 725m
  • 3.5-6h

07. VERDANT PASS

 

07. VERDANT PASS

  • Difficulty
  • 19.1km
  • 780m
  • 6-8h

08. MALIGNE CANYON

 

08. MALIGNE CANYON

  • Difficulty
  • 3.9km
  • 140m
  • 1-2h

09. ATHABASCA FALLS

 

09. ATHABASCA FALLS

  • Difficulty
  • 1.5km
  • 25m
  • 0.5-1h

10. PYRAMID LAKE

 

 

10. PYRAMID LAKE

  • Difficulty
  • 5.8km
  • 190m
  • 1.5-3h

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity”

– John Muir