Pyramid Island
Pyramid Island

Pyramid Island hike

Jasper National Park
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Pyramid Island hike

Distance: 0.5mi
Elevation: 43ft
Time: 0.5h

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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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Getting there

From Jasper, head north on Pyramid Lake Road for 3.4mi. Turn left onto Pyramid Beach Road, and continue for about 2297ft before you reach the parking lot.

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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


Pyramid Island
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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

  • 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.

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Otis Webster 2 years ago

Sensational short hike. One of my favorite spots! Nature at its best!

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Kristian Valtierie 2 years ago

The kids' choice award goes to this hike. They love the simplicity and the openness of the area. They love the warmth of the sun so much, and they get more of it from here.

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Alex Lavinson 2 years ago

The views looking down the bridge was wonderful. Great hike. Highly recommended.

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Rocco Ellysia 2 years ago

It was simply satisfying. It was so beautiful and felt very isolated.

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Kairi Subarashi 3 years ago

We had a splendid trip to Pyramid Lake. The trail was nice and accessible to everyone. The view looking down the bridge at the island was simply breathtaking.

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Frinces L. 3 years ago

Lots of nice resting area. We sat on the benches while we're sipping our teas.

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Jackson D. 3 years ago

This trail was short and easy. However, It's also really crowded. We'll try going early next time.

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