Trail Condition Report

Jasper National Park of Canada

Updated: November-20-17

ATTENTION HIKERS and SNOWSHOERS!: Avoid travelling in avalanche prone terrain.  Check weather forecast and expect snow at higher elevations. Backcountry travel may be difficult; be prepared for winter conditions.               [Winter in Jasper National Park] 

ATTENTION WILD SKATERS!: Ice thickness of at least 6" is recommended for safety; the thicker the ice, the better. It`s up to YOU to assess the thickness of the ice. [Skating on ponds, lakes and rivers] 

Delayed winter access for caribou conservation starts November 1st:                                                                [Seasonal closures for caribou conservation]

Winter Driving: Snow tires or chains are required by law for travel on all parks roads except highway #1 and #16 between November 1 and March 31. [Winter Driving Safety] 

[Avalanche Info] [Weather] [Road Conditions[Important Bulletins]  

For more information, please contact 780-852-6176.

Easy Trails System
These easy multi-use trails provide opportunities to explore and access areas close to the town of Jasper.
Condition Comments
Jasper Discovery Trail #11 Fair Fresh snow over compact snow and icy sections. Cleats recommended.
Wapiti Trail #12 Fair Fresh snow over compact snow and icy sections. Cleats recommended.
Bighorn Alley #13 Fair Fresh snow over compact snow and icy sections. Cleats recommended.
Red Squirrel Run #14 CLOSED CLOSED
Pyramid Bench
Condition Comments
Pyramid Trail #15 Fair Fresh snow over compact snow and icy sections. Cleats recommended.
Cottonwood Creek Loop Fair Fresh snow over compact snow and icy sections. Cleats recommended.
Overlook Loop Fair Fresh snow over compact snow and icy sections. Cleats recommended.
Mina-Riley Lakes Loop Fair Fresh snow over compact snow and icy sections. Cleats recommended.
Across the River
Condition Comments
Lake Annette Loop Road access closed Fresh snow over compact snow and icy sections. Cleats recommended.
Old Fort Point Loop Poor Fresh snow over compact snow and icy sections. Cleats recommended.
Maligne Canyon Poor Fresh snow over compact snow and icy sections. Cleats recommended.
The Overlander Trail Fair Fresh snow over compact snow and icy sections. Cleats recommended.
South of Jasper
Condition Comments
Valley of the Five Lakes Fair Fresh snow over compact snow and icy sections. Cleats recommended.
Wabasso Lake Fair Fresh snow over compact snow and icy sections. Cleats recommended.
West and Southwest of Jasper
Condition Comments
Saturday Night Lake Loop Poor Snow covered / Variable conditions
Virl, Dorothy and Christine Lakes Poor Snow covered / Variable conditions
Icefields Parkway - winter
Condition Comments
Parker Ridge Snow covered / Variable conditions Snowbound at higher elevations. Avalanche terrain.
Lower Sunwapta Falls Poor Snow covered
Big Bend Fair Snow covered
Wilcox Viewpoint Fair Snow covered
Fryatt Valley
GERALDINE ROAD CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Condition Comments
Lower Fryatt campground Fair Snow covered / Variable conditions
Lower Fryatt - Alpine hut Fair Snowbound at higher elevations. Avalanche terrain.
Mt. Edith Cavell area
CAVELL ROAD ACCESS PROHIBITED FROM NOV. 1 TO FEB. 15.
Condition Comments
Cavell Lake CLOSED Delayed winter access November 1, 2017 to February 15, 2018
Cavell Meadows Trail CLOSED Delayed winter access November 1, 2017 to February 15, 2018

Maligne Valley - winter

Condition Comments
Beaver Lake/Summit Lakes Poor / Fair Snow covered. Section of trail washed out. Caution is advised.
Upper Moose Loop Fair / Good Snow covered
Mary Schäffer Loop Fair / Good Snow covered
Moose Lake Loop Fair / Good Snow covered / Variable conditions
Trapper Creek Fair / Good Snow covered. Many trees on the trail.
Maligne Lake CAUTION Open water and thin ice on the lake.
Opal Hills Loop - No dogs allowed CAUTION Snowbound. Avalanche Danger. Steep snow slopes and slippery sections. Travel NOT recommended!
Mona and Lorraine lakes CLOSED Delayed winter access November 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018
Bald Hills CLOSED Delayed winter access November 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018
Celestine Lake
CELESTINE ROAD CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Condition Comments
Celestine lake No report Snow covered / Variable conditions
Tonquin Valley
CAVELL ROAD ACCESS PROHIBITED FROM NOV. 1 TO FEB. 15.
Condition Comments
Astoria River Trail CLOSED Delayed winter access November 1, 2017 to February 15, 2018
Portal Creek Trail CLOSED Delayed winter access November 1, 2017 to February 15, 2018
Wates-Gibson Hut CLOSED Delayed winter access November 1, 2017 to February 15, 2018
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