Patricia Lake Hike
Patricia Lake Hike

Patricia Lake Hike

Jasper National Park
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Clear calm lake in front of forest and rocky mountains hiking Jasper National Park

Patricia Lake Hike

Distance: 2.1mi
Elevation: 390ft
Time: 1-1.5h

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The Patricia Lake Loop is a must-do along the pyramid bench area. This is a multi-use trail available to hikers, bikers, and horseback riders. You’ll complete a loop on the north shore of the lake and wrap around through the forest to where you started.

Patricia Lake Hike Map

Getting there

To get to Patricia Lake, travel north on Connaught Drive, and turn left onto Pyramid Lake Road. Follow this road for 2.8mi until you reach an intersection for Patricia Lake Bungalows. Continue on the main road until you come to the parking lot by the beach. The trail starts just ahead of the parking by the picnic area.

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When to do

May-September

Backcountry Campsites

No

Pets allowed

Yes - On Leash

Family friendly

Yes

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

Moderate

Route Type

Circuit


Patricia Lake Hike
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Patricia Lake Trail Description

The Patricia Lake hike is a great loop for all abilities. It is not an officially maintained trail but sees enough traffic to be well packed and easy to follow. This is too bumpy for strollers or chariots, so make sure everyone is ready for a walk.

This is a must do hike if you are stopping at Patricia Lake. It doesn’t take long and takes you away from the main day use area for some solitude. The trail leads you along the lakeshore beyond the picnic area for 0.9mi before making a large u-turn into the forest and heading back.

You’ll be able to take in scenes of the lake as you make your way through the loop. Be careful, this trail can get very muddy.

Insider Hints

  • Spending the day along the Pyramid Bench is a must-do! Visit nearby Pyramid Lake and Pyramid Island. Pack a picnic lunch to eat at one of the many rest areas.

  • Book a night at the beautiful Patricia Lake Bungalows if you are looking for something a bit more luxurious.

  • Head over to Jasper Riding Stables and book a horse tour in the area.

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