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Just beautiful, a must do!

This has got to be the most breath taking hike, just a short distance from the highway. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
shonas804
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Auckland, New Zealand
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So beautiful!

Every one of the five lakes on this walk was so beautiful! Such a beautiful walk and not very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tala S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has got to be the most breath taking hike, just a short distance from the highway. It is pretty easy if you are used to walking. Just beautiful. A pretty good track, recommend sturdy footwear though.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every one of the five lakes on this walk was so beautiful! Such a beautiful walk and not very difficult at all. 100% recommend.

1  Thank Tala S
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

A very enjoyable walk. Can be made into a very short hike if needed. Lots of parking space at the start of the walk directly off of the highway. Each lake is a bit different. Bring bug spray!!

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Reviewed September 14, 2018

Loved this hike. It is only about 2 miles - or you can take a longer version about 5 miles. Even though it is short it has some steep( short) ups and downs. I saw more than a few non-hikers struggling on them. We did not have good weather day. Lots of smoke from the fires. I can only imagine it would look fairy tale -like with blue sky. The greens we intense. They actually look better when you are not right up beside them.
There are lots I mean lots - of people on this trail. It is a pretty good sized parking lot, and there are people constantly leaving, so if you cannot find a spot - be a little patient. This hike is worth a wait.

1  Thank Kim B
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Just 7 Kms from Jasper this didn't look anything special. And while the one and a half km walk from the car park offered nothing to photograph the actual lakes were simply stunning ..crystal clear turquoise waters framed by mountains and colourful flora and fauna. The 9km onward walk back to Jasper emerges alongside the nightly Athabasca river offering dizzy views from slightly precarious cliff top path before descending via equally steep wooden stairway to car park. Walking alone I saw no one though the well trodden route is also popular with mountain bikers and wildlife including bears. I saw a couple and paw prints in the mud but thankfully nothing else.Most walkers carry spray cans and even bells! Seemed a bit OTT ..but worth taking advice.

2  Thank ANDREW T
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

This walk around the five lakes is a good low level walk for all ages it’s an easy day out if the weather is cloudy and the views are worth the hike

Thank Malgray01
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

I think a lot of people undersell this place. I have seen a lot of people state that if you need to fill in a time gap, then this would be a good place to do that, but in my personal opinion, I would say that this is mandatory for everyone to see coming to Jasper National Park. It could take you from an hour and a half to several hours depending on your fitness level and how much you stop to gawk at the scenery. It’s not an especially difficult hike, there is a little incline here and there, but nothing too daunting. As the name indicated, the trail involves 5 lakes and they are stunning. Each lake has its own special shade. On the day I went, one looked teal, one looked like it went ombre from neon green to emerald green, and another looked like a yellow green (mossy color). You have these beautiful lakes, surrounded by evergreens, and in the far background snow peaked mountains popping up. The #3 or #4 Lake has the two classic red chairs you see in the Canadian National Parks picture. I believe they put a set of those chairs in every one of their national parks, so it almost feels like you found a treasure when you find it. This place is a must see!

3  Thank TheFair0ne
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Did this hike twice and it was absolutely both times. I thought the lakes were going to be pretty spread out but they're actually very close together after you reach the first one. All the different colors are really stunning and it's an easy hike you could definitely do with kids. Did the first hike early afternoon and it was pretty crowded, so went early evening the second time and the was hardly anyone on the trail so I'd recommend this as an early morning or evening hike like everything else in the area if you are looking for peace and quiet. Only did the short loop both times but the color of the first lake was probably my favorite, so I'm sure the longer loop that goes around it is amazing if you have the time!

1  Thank BetsyWoods
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We were recommended to this hike because the smoke from the BC fires was still hanging in the air. Being on a the valley floor kept us out of the smoke which dissipated as the afternoon wore on.
Hiking boots were helpful as well as water for our 3.5 mile hike. Start on trail #9. We turned into trail 9a which loops past the fifth, fourth, third and second Lakes. Keep following 9a towards the first lake. Turn around along the first lake and return to trail 9b to head back to the parking lot.
There were a few rocks and roots along the way as well as some rises and falls in the trail. Good workout for the legs.

Thank PamC54
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We did this hike on a cloudy and rainy day and it was still a very pleasant hike. The five lakes are all crystal clear and beautiful. The hike is about 4 km return and not that difficult. Yes there are roots and rocks but just pay attention. I will definitely be returning to see the beauty of the Lakes when the sun is shining

Thank ERDFirefighter
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