Jasper National Park News

Day hiking in Jasper National Park

A young woman takes a picture of a view at sulphur skylin.
A young woman takes a picture of a view at sulphur skylin.
Park interpreters love sharing their passion for park stories Since Jasper National Park was established in 1907, its historical trail networks have been expanded and maintained for everyone wanting to experience Jasper’s wilderness.
Whether you are strolling along the shores of Maligne Lake or hiking all day in the alpine, the following information will help you plan a trip that is right for you. 

Take the Red Squirrel Trail from town to Old Fort Point, walking alongside the glacier-fed Athabasca River. Relax in one of our many sets of red chairs quietly tucked away at one of the most unique locations. The viewpoint at the top overlooks the town and many of Jasper’s iconic valleys and peaks.

Lake Edith and Lake Annette are a short jaunt from town and a world away from city life. Take the Bighorn Alley Trail and bring your swimsuit. Soak in some beach time under snow-capped peaks. The paved trail around Lake Annette is wheelchair accessible.

Trails along the Pyramid Bench are open year round. Explore this area after a 10-minute drive from town, or spend a few hours and walk or bike to the top. Patricia Lake or Pyramid Lake are ideal picnic stops. 

You can download your own copy of the day hiking guide at www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/jasper/activ/activ-experience/sentiers-trails or pick one up at the Jasper National Park Information Centre before you hit the trails.