The top hikes in Jasper National Park are mostly beginner and intermediate hikes, with quite a few being completely family-friendly. According to our team of experiences hikers, the 5 best hikes in Jasper are:
(8.2km, 666m, 3-5h)
Hiking in Jasper is exquisite when combined with a soak in a natural hot spring pool afterwards. Luckily for us, we have the Sulphur Skyline trail – naturally followed by a dip in the Miette Hot Springs making for a phenomenal day-trip in Jasper National Park.
(8.8km, 750m, 3-5h)
Want a great walk in Jasper? Try this hike from the top of the Jasper SkyTram to Whistlers Mountain and onwards to Indian Ridge. The first section is typically crowded, but for some solitude, continue over the peak, then down and back-up partway of Indian Ridge.
(1.6km, 87m, 1-2h)
Path of the Angel Glacier is our favorite family-friendly hike in all of Jasper, with a well-maintained path taking you to a dramatic viewpoint up close to a glacier and stunning lake below. If you’re lucky you’ll see icebergs in the lake and a few marmots along the walk.
(19.3km, 750m, 6-8h)
A helpful waiter shared this gem as a local’s view of the best hikes in Jasper. This beautiful route goes up to the backside of Mount Edith Cavell offering great views, though the hike on to Verdant Pass involves some route finding and most don’t make the entire journey.
(5.8km, 207m, 1.5-3h)
The hike to Pyramid Lake and the Pyramid Overlook is a wonderful after dinner walk close to the town of Jasper. The trail is family-friendly, perfect for people of all ages and hiking levels with beautiful nature views of the stunning lake and an impressive overlook.