Trail safety

You are responsible for your own safety.

Signal your presence.
Allow others to pass.
Signal your presence.
Allow others to pass.
Be kind to others
Be kind to others.
Wait your turn to avoid
congestion.
Wait your turn to avoid congestion.
 
Visitor safety

Natural hazards are a part of the national park experience.  

Learn more about wildlife and mountain safety, driving, hiking, camping, and much more.

Visitor safety
 
Bear safety

Knowing how to avoid an encounter with a bear is the best way to enjoy the parks safely.

Lower the risk of an aggressive encounter by following our safety tips:

Safe travel in bear country 
No dogs allowed

Dogs are prohibited from trails and areas in important caribou habitat to reduce the stress that dogs have on this threatened species.

Notice of prohibition: Dogs in caribou habitat
 

Fire danger rating

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Current Fire Danger Low 01-09-2021: 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
Easy Pyramid Island (17) Good. 18-10-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Jasper Discovery Trail: South (11) Good. 18-10-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Jasper Discovery Trail: North (11) Good. 18-10-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Wapiti Trail (12) Good. 18-10-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Pyramid Trail (15) Good. 18-10-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Edge of the Bench (2b, 2c, 2j) Fair. 18-10-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Overlook Loop (2, 2b, 2f, 2g) Fair. 18-10-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Bighorn Trail (13) Good. 18-10-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Red Squirrel (14) Good. 18-10-2021: Mainly dry; Section closed; Detour in place; Trail details
Easy Lac Beauvert Loop (4a) Good. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections;  
Easy Lake Annette Loop (4d) Good. 18-10-2021: Paved trail; Trail details
Moderate Old Fort Point Loop (1) Good. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Short Loop (9a, 9b, 9) Fair. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Valley of the Five Lakes : Long Loop (9a, 9) Fair. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Most Difficult The Whistlers Trail: The Whistlers Trail (5) Poor. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Snow at high elevation ;  
Moderate The Whistlers Trail: The Whistlers Summit Trail (5a) Poor. 18-10-2021: Snow covered;  
Easy Woodpecker (18) Good. 18-10-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Dorothy and Christine Lakes (60, 60a) Good. 18-10-2021: Muddy sections; Trail details

Maligne Valley

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Maligne Canyon (7, 7f) Good. 23-10-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (South) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Mary Schäffer Loop: From Trailhead (North) to Viewpoint (21) Fair. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Moose Lake Loop (20) Fair. 06-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Fresh snow; Trail details
Difficult Opal Hills Loop (22) Poor. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Easy Lorraine and Mona Lakes (100) Fair. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Bald Hills (23) Poor. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details

Icefields Parkway and Wabasso Road (93A)

Seasonal road closure in effect. Check 511.ablerta.ca for road updates.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Wabasso Lake Fair. 18-10-2021: Wet; Muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Lower Sunwapta Falls (125) Good. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Forefield Trail (53) Poor. 18-10-2021: Snow patches; Trail details
Moderate Toe of the Athabasca Glacier (52) Poor. 18-10-2021: Snow patches; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Pass: Wilcox Viewpoint - Red Chairs (50) Poor. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Difficult Wilcox Pass: Upper Wilcox Pass (50) Poor. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details

Miette Hot Springs Area

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Pocahontas Mine Trail: Lower loop (31) Good. 18-10-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Pocahontas Mine Trail: Upper loop (32) Good. 18-10-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Jasper House Viewpoint (33) Good. 18-10-2021: Mainly dry; Trail details

Jasper Backcountry

Seasonal road closure in effect. Check 511.alberta.ca for road updates.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: South (3, 3d) Fair. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Saturday Night Lake Loop: North (3, 3c) Fair. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Chaba trail: Trailhead to Athabasca Crossing Campground (126) Fair. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Jacques Lake: Trailhead to Beaver Lake (139) Poor. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Snow patches; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Beaver Lake to Summit Lakes (139) Poor. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Snow patches; Trail details
Moderate Jacques Lake: Summit Lakes to Jacques Lake (139) Poor. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Snow patches; Trail details
Easy Maligne Lake Canoe Route: Maligne Lake Boat Launch to Hidden Cove Campground Open. 05-10-2021: N.A. ; Trail details
Difficult Maligne Lake Canoe Route: Hidden Cove campground to Coronet Creek campground Open. 05-10-2021: N.A. ; Trail details
Moderate Athabasca Pass: Trailhead to Tie-Camp Campground (115) Good. 18-10-2021: Road closed, no vehicle access; Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult Athabasca Pass: Tie-Camp campground to Simon Creek (115) Poor. 18-10-2021: Road closed, no vehicle access; Wet and muddy sections;  

Tonquin Valley

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Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Astoria Trailhead to Astoria Campground (105) Fair. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Seasonal road closure; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Astoria Campground to Amethyst Campground (105) Fair. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Use extreme caution in rockslide area; Trail washed out in sections; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Wates-Gibson Trail (106, 107) Poor. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Stream crossings; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Portal trailhead to Portal Campground (105) Fair. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Use extreme caution in rockslide area; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Portal Campground to Maccarib Campground - Maccarib Pass (105, 109) Fair. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy sections; Trail washed out in sections; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details
Difficult Tonquin Valley: Maccarib Campground to Amethyst Campground (105) Fair. 18-10-2021: Wet and muddy; Snow at high elevation ; Trail details