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    Celestine Lake Hike

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    13.8 km
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    423 m
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    Celestine Lake Hike

    Getting to the Celestine Lake trailhead might be the most difficult part of this trail as it is accessed by a rough dirt road that requires planned one-way travel. You will take the North Boundary Trail to Celestine Lake for an authentic wilderness experience away from Jasper’s crowds.

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    Route Description for Celestine Lake Hike

    The parking lot for Celestine Lake Hike is also the trailhead for the North Boundary Trail and Snake Indian Falls. Begin your hike from the trailhead sign, where an obvious trail leads up a fire road to the Celestine Lake Trail. With only 423 m of elevation gain, you will find this trail to maintain a gradual grade that is manageable for families with older children.

    After 400 m, the Snake Indian River will come into view as you leave the forest to cross a bridge over the water. Follow along the sidehill, admiring the river below before you reach some switchbacks. You’ll gain some elevation here and be able to spot the Roche De Smet range. Re-enter the forest and continue hiking through the woods until you reach the lake. Come to Princess Lake on your left after roughly 6km. Pass a junction that leads to the Devona Lookout Trail, and continue onwards to Celestine Lake.

    You’ll find a beautiful backcountry campground here, which can be booked through Parks Canada in advance if you choose to stay the night.

    Getting to the Celestine Lake Hike Trailhead

    To get to the Celestine Lake trailhead, you will need to take Highway 16 towards Hinton from the town of Jasper. Turn left onto Snaring Road and continue for 14.0 km. The Celestine Road begins here. Please note that the Celestine Road is a one-way dirt road that requires users to travel during specific times. Users travelling into the trailhead may use the road from 8-9am, 11-12pm, 2-3pm, and 5-6pm. Users heading back out to the Snaring road may travel along the road from 9:30-10:30am, 12:30-1:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm, and 6:30-7:30pm. The times are posted on the sign at the entrance of the road. The trailhead lies at the end of the 14.0 km road.

    Route Information

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    • Backcountry Campsites

      Celestine Lake

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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