Cottonwood Creek Hike
Cottonwood Creek Trail

Cottonwood Creek Hike

Jasper National Park
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Cottonwood Creek Hike

Cottonwood Creek Hike

Distance: 2.5mi
Elevation: 410ft
Time: 1-1.5h

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The accessible and family-friendly Cottonwood Creek trail is a great way to spend an hour outside without making too many plans. Explore the quiet forest with intermittent views along this creekside trail. The trail leads to Pyramid Lake Road and Cottonwood Slough before turning back.

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Getting there

To get to Cottonwood Creek trail, walk north on Connaught Drive in the town of Jasper and turn left on Geickie. Before the road turns to the right, continue straight and join the trail in the woods taking a right when you find the trail.

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When to do

May-October

Backcountry Campsites

No

Pets allowed

Yes - On Leash

Family friendly

Yes

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

High

Route Type

Out and back


Cottonwood Creek Hike
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Cottonwood Creek Trail Description

Begin the Cottonwood Creek trail with a climb of roughly 197ft onto Pyramid Bench where many trails intersect. You will follow signs for trail #2 while on the Cottonwood Creek trail. You’ll be able to see the townsite with an incredible view of mountain ranges in the distance. Follow trail signs until you intersect with Pyramid Lake Road where you will see Cottonwood Slough. There is a large parking lot here.

Turn around and head back to town the way you came, or you can choose to extend your trip and continue to Pyramid Lake.

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