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Address: Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Looking down on the Athabasca Glacier!

Brillant views above the Athabasca Glacier and of the mountains surrounding the Icefield Parkway. Trail a bit muddy in September but the views were worth it. Suck it up and wear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
nunavutlightp
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Vancouver, Canada

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Brillant views above the Athabasca Glacier and of the mountains surrounding the Icefield Parkway. Trail a bit muddy in September but the views were worth it. Suck it up and wear gaitors! We also saw rams at the top.

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Tully, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We picked a perfect day. This is a beautiful hike through moss covered forest and open valley where we met a herd of big horn sheep right on the trail. Views of all the peaks and their glaciers were breathtaking!!

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Ridgewood, New York
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Great place to hike in Jasper. We were in Jasper for 3 days and this was the best hike we did while we were there. You are pretty much instantly rewarded to glacial fields along the hike. You get above the tree lines very quickly! Highly recommended

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Los Angeles, CA
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

First of all, it is indeed a beautiful scenic hike. However, it could quickly turn into something of a mountainous (ha ha) task if you are sensitive to altitude and not used to hiking mountain trails. Although this hike is labeled "Easy" or "Beginner" on many sites don't trust it unless you have been to a few of these mountain... More 

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Thank snwshrddr
New Jersey
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87 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Challenging uphill hike but great view of Columbia Icefield and Athabasca Glacier. It overlooks the highway and you do hear it. There are 2 orange Adirondack chairs on top for taking it all in .

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Thank Mike_Drummer
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is an 8 km hike with a moderate slope. It was my first time doing this hike. I went with my husband, adult daughter and our combined 3 dogs. It was a spectacular day. The views were magnificent. What a terrific way to view the glaciers. The wild flowers were all in bloom. Would do this hike again. Was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Wilcox Pass was the best way to see the Columbia Ice field. A steep ascent for the first part of hike then a lovely walk above tree line. We were advised to go to the ridge as apposed to the lakes and we were thankful we did. TheRidge or Peak provides spectacular views of The Columbian Icefield and surrounding area.

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Thank Rose L
Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The hike is not that strenuous so don't let it scare you. the views of the glacier are stunning but the prairie itself is worth the climb. just magnificent.

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Thank Cadogy
North Carolina
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

It's a short and well graded hike that gives you a nice view of glaciers and the Columbia Icefield. Avoid the crowds of the Brewster operation and see the Icefield from a natural setting!

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We went on a family hike. Not easy but worth it. Very nice view of the glaciers and three families of bighorn sheep's. Takes 3 hours total. Good to come especially for it or if you came to the ice field center in the morning and found out you can only get on your tour in the afternoon like we... More 

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