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Address: Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

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A View with a Hike

Hiked this route in October 2014 and enjoyed it thoroughly. This trip, we had Irish guests with limited hiking experience, but they were game to try. We made it up the toughest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Edmonton, Canada

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hiked this route in October 2014 and enjoyed it thoroughly. This trip, we had Irish guests with limited hiking experience, but they were game to try. We made it up the toughest climb before we turned around. The hike starts in the cool forest and when you get up about 1,000 feet opens up with a panoramic view of the... More 

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Copper Mountain, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Following a night at Waterfowl Lakes Campground, I stayed two nights at Wilcox Campground, avoiding the crowded campgrounds near Jasper, Banff, and Lake Louise. After setting up camp, I visited the Athabasca Glacier on the ground, as most people view the area. Next day, I hiked to Athabasca Falls, Valley of the Five Lakes, and Sunwapta Falls, south of Jasper.... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our last day we drove from Jasper to Calgary and I wanted to get in one last hike before leaving the mountains. We stopped and did this hike in the afternoon... it took a couple of hours but is definitely one that you could hike a lot longer and for many miles as the trail seemed to continue on... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading reviews of the Wilcox Pass trail I was excited to take it. We did this hike in the am, and then did a walk on the Athabasca Glacier with Ice Walks in the afternoons. We thought experiencing the glacier these two different ways would be interesting. The hike itself was OK. One goes up rather steeply through alot... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As with most trails in the Rockies that I have hiked, the trail ascends steeply and in just over a half kilometre, you are above the treeline. Be on the lookout for mountain goats in the gully just past the 'red chairs', and further on we saw two groups of bighorn sheep. The main attraction however are the views of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a relatively short and easy hike with a good dose of scenic reward. It takes between 1.5 hours and 3 hours depending on speed and how far you go into the pass. It is a busy trail in high season due to the short distance, minimal altitude gain and the views of the famous glaciers of the Columbia... More 

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hike of moderate difficulty with fantastic meadows and glacial views. Weather in this area is highly variable due to the Columbia Icefields, so take some rain protection. We were pelted with a hailstorm followed by a hard rain in late July.

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Ringoe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Steep but groomed ascent to first reward of iconic "red chairs" looking at Columbia Icefields. Roots on trail offer help climbing but can trip those not sure-footed. Dangerously slippery when wet. Continue climbing to the open fields. Takes effort but so worth the views. Hikers can keep going all the way to Tangle Falls but will need to shuttle back... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped here on the way from Jasper to Banff to do this hike and it was well worth it. Took about 3 hours total but I didn't stop for too long at the top. You can continue on to the pass or hang a left from the rock junction to see a stunning view of the glacier. I had... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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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