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Address: Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

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One of the most beautiful hikes in Jasper National Park

This hike is one of the highlights of our annual visit to Jasper. It is near the Columbia Icefields and therefore requires a bit of a drive from the three reservable campgrounds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
loubelle64
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Edmonton, Canada

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hike is one of the highlights of our annual visit to Jasper. It is near the Columbia Icefields and therefore requires a bit of a drive from the three reservable campgrounds in the park. There are smaller campgrounds close by with basic services that make access easier. The hike is about 8 km and is relatively easy with an... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best trails I've ever been on. Straight up, past the tree line you go in less than an hour. We saw big horn sheep and cute ground squirrels. The view across the highway to the Columbia Ice Fields is amazing. We watched as the weather changed swiftly to thunder and lightening. For an armchair kind-of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw lots of big horn sheep up close and personal. Hike doesn't seem to have an 'end' point, you could go on forever....or not. Enjoyed the day, great scenery. We spent 5.5 hrs enjoying a leisurely stop at the top, could have done it quicker but I'm not out to set any records.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

If you want to see the panorama view of the athabasca glacier and the surrounding vista then this hike is a must. We only went up as far as the red deck chairs which is about 2.5km up and the scenery and views even at this height are stunning. A fairly easy gradient to this point takes you first through... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Hiked the trail on May 2. Weather was great but the trail was muddy, slushy and slippery in a few spots. Once you get above the tree line it is drier with just a few snow patches. We walked about 30 mins past the red chairs. Amazing views of the Athabasca Glacier. Combine this with the walk to the toe... More 

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Valleyview, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

I was travelling solo for this hike and stopped on the side of the road and thought, hey why not?! You're up above the tree line VERY quickly which makes for some steep sections but it's worth it. Once you get to the top you'll be amazed. It's a short hike but from the top you can explore for hours!... More 

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Boyle,Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

A very worthwhile hike,a good taste of the high country.grreat views across the valley.i have been coming here for 40 yrs!, and it never gets old.

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Vancouver, Canada
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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 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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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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