Pyramid Island

Difficulty
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Very Easy
Duration
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0.5h
Distance
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0.8 km
Elevation
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13 m
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Overall Rating
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10.0
Physical Difficulty
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Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Technical Difficulty
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Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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Pyramid Island

Pyramid Island is a stunning, serene trip across a bridge to a scenic, tree-clad island in Pyramid Lake. It’s a short, accessible trail that the whole family can easily enjoy. The view looking down the bridge at the island is a favourite shot in the Jasper area.

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Route Description for Pyramid Island

This trail is short and sweet, but it does get busier on the weekends. Try visiting early or midweek for a less crowded experience.

From the parking lot, you’ll be able to see Pyramid Island in the lake. Head down to the lakeshore and approach the bridge. The view looking down the bridge to the island is a highlight of this trail. Cross the bridge and then follow the short, obvious trail that loops around the island. It doesn’t matter which direction you go.

Take some time to sit on the benches, enjoy the view, and relax. You’ll be able to see the peaks of Pyramid Mountain, Mount Kinross, and Cairngorm across the lake.

Once you’re done enjoying the scenery, head back the way you came across the bridge and back to the parking lot.

Insider Hints for Pyramid Island

  • This is a great location for a family photo. Bring a tripod for your family photo!
  • You can rent canoes at the nearby Pyramid Lake resort. This is a great place for a canoe trip.

Getting to the Pyramid Island Trailhead

From Jasper, head north on Pyramid Lake Road for 5.4 km. Turn left onto Pyramid Beach Road, and continue for about 700 m before you reach the parking lot.

Route Information

  • When to do

    April-October

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Lollipop

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