Geraldine Lakes Receive a lower level of service. Expect windfall to cleared and bridges, corduroys and signs maintained. Campsites are equipped with cable food-storage, picnic tables, throne pit privies and fireboxes (where fires are permitted). You are very likely to meet others on the trail. be cleared and bridges to be maintained annually, but may not be maintained prior to your trip. Campsites are equipped with bear poles and pit privies. More remote. You may meet others on the trail. Humans have an impact in all areas of the park. The backcountry is especially vulnerable to our use. Park management regulations are in place to minimize our environmental impact. They include quota restrictions on trails and campsites, a limit on group size, a permit system and restrictions on special use. Mountain Biking Uniformed Parks staff you encounter in the backcountry may ask to see your Backcountry Camping Permit. Mountain biking is permitted only on trails designated for bike use. Refer to the map for trails open to mountain biking. Campfires Please–Pack it in and pack it out! You are responsible for everything you take into the backcountry and this includes garbage. Do not dispose of garbage in pit toilets—it may attract animals. Campfires are a luxury in the mountains and are not permitted in some areas (see map). If you choose to have a fire, use the metal fireboxes provided, keep your fire small and use only deadfall. Tend to your fire at all times and extinguish it completely before you move on. Gas stoves are cleaner and more efficient for cooking. We recommend you use one. Shortcutting between trail switchbacks damages both the soil and plant life. This not only ruins the look of an area, but makes it susceptible to further damage by erosion. Collecting natural or cultural objects Photo: M . Bradle y Rocks, fossils, horns, antlers, wildflowers, nests and all other natural or historical objects in a national park are protected by law. Leave them as you found them for others to enjoy. Camping Filtering water Fishing Please camp only at the campsites indicated on your Backcountry Camping Permit and use the tent pads (where provided). Check with park staff for special restrictions. Photo: N. Gabour y ar e Grizzly B To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 70 m away from streams or lakes and use small amounts of biodegradable soap. Strain out those last bits of food waste and pack them out. Disperse strained water on land. The ideas on the back of this guide are a good starting point for selecting a trip that meets your needs and abilities. For more information, visit the Jasper National Park website or talk with park information centre staff, who can provide you with up-to-date information (see Information Sources). When to go? The summer season usually begins in May in the valley, but most alpine areas are still snow-bound until late June. At this time of year low-elevation trails are the best option. Be prepared for mud. The best time for an alpine trip is late June to midSeptember, although snow often persists in high passes until the middle of July. Even in summer, mountain weather can be unpredictable. Always be prepared for rain. Freezing temperatures and snow are not uncommon above 1500 metres. Trails are the busiest at this time of year. Mid-September though October can be a lovely time of year on the trails, the bugs are dead and there are fewer people on the trails. But temperatures are much colder with a greater chance of snowfall, and the days are shorter. November to April is winter in the mountains. Winter travelers need to be prepared to cope with cold temperatures, short days, deep snow and avalanche danger. Winter guidelines are in effect at this time of year. pc.gc.ca/mountainsafety Reservations Jonas Pass Sharing the Trail Brazeau in September How to properly store your food Human waste Use the pit toilets provided. When there are no facilities nearby, select a spot away from trails, campsites and at least 70 m from water sources. Dig a hole 12 to 16 cm. to the dark-coloured, biologically active soil layer. Loosely fill the hole with soil afterward. Use as little toilet paper as possible. For more information on low impact travel in the backcountry contact: leavenotrace.ca or 1-877-238-9343. 50 metres At least 4 m from ground and 1.3 m from the top and side supports 50 s tre me Sleeping area Guidebooks on Jasper’s trails Backcountry camping permits A backcountry camping permit is mandatory for all overnight trips and can be obtained by phoning the Trail Office (780) 852-6177. Frequent backcountry travellers can purchase an annual backcountry pass, valid in all the mountain national parks for a full year after purchase date. If you have an annual backcountry pass, you also need a backcountry camping permit for each trip. Annual backcountry pass holders pay only the reservation fee for their backcountry camping permit. Fees Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies by Graeme Pole Note to Alpine Club of Canada hut users: If you are staying at an Alpine Club of Canada hut you must either obtain a backcountry camping permit from the Alpine Club, or bring along your annual backcountry pass. Voluntary Safety Registrations If you do not have a reliable local contact to leave your detailed backcountry travel information with, you can Weather The most predictable thing about mountain weather is its unpredictability. Rain or snow can fall at any time of the year and freezing temperatures are possible even during the summer. The best way to deal with the weather is to prepare for all conditions. For a detailed weather forecast, contact the Environment Canada Weather Office at 780-852-3185 or visit their website at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca. North Bou ndary Skyline Trail Safety Playing it safe Campsite reservations are strongly recommended. You can make a reservation by phoning the Trail Office 780-852-6177 up to 3 months before your departure date. A non-refundable registration fee applies. Book early for semi-primitive and primitive campsites (see map), as these are most popular. For updated fee information visit: pc.gc.ca/jasperfees Hikers, horse parties and mountain bikers often share trails and campsites in certain Partageons les sentiers parts of the park. Respect for others can go a long way toward reducing conflicts. Make noise if you are travelling quickly or silently, move off the trail to allow larger parties to pass, and avoid sudden movement around horses as they may spook. Share the trails To reduce your campsite’s attractiveness to bears, all food, garbage, toiletries and cooking equipment must be hung from the food storage cables provided at designated campsites. In wildland camping areas, bearresistant containers are required to store food. register your trip in person at park information centres. A safety registration ensures that if you do not return by the date and time recorded, a search will be initiated on your behalf. If you use the service, you must report back immediately upon your return to a park information centre. Backcountry camping fees, excluding the reservation fee, are entirely refundable up to 48 hours before your proposed date of departure. If your plans change, please take advantage of our refund policy and make your space available to others. Check the trailhead kiosk prior to your hike. It contains valuable information about closures and warnings. For further details on PLANNING YOUR TRIP visit pc.gc.ca/jasperbackcountry. Cooking/eating area Washing Let a friend or family member know about your travel plans – or use Parks Canada’s safety registration service. Many of these areas are extremely remote. Food storage All outdoor activities involve some degree of risk. Rapidly changing weather, steep, rugged or unfamiliar terrain, avalanches (at any time of year), cold, swiftflowing streams, canyons, rapids and waterfalls, glacial crevasses, falling rocks and wild animals are all backcountry hazards visitors may encounter. Caution and self-reliance are essential. Planning your trip Where to go? Little or no maintenance. Provide opportunities for experienced, self-reliant users to travel and camp in unmaintained areas of the park *While we aim to achieve the above standards, inclement mountain weather and events can considerably change trail, river and campsite conditions instantly. Self-reliance is important in all backcountry areas. Garbage Shortcutting trails Be prepared to be self-sufficient during inclement and rapidly changing mountain conditions by packing the right clothing and camping gear. Graham Park information centres have information about guided day or overnight horse trips in the park. The Horse Users’ Guide (pc.gc.ca/jasperhorses) provides detailed information to individuals or groups planning a horseback trip. Call the Trail Office to obtain backcountry camping and grazing permits (see Information Sources). Wildland Photo: J. Nadeau Managing Our Use Fishing is permitted in many backcountry lakes. A National Park Fishing Permit is mandatory. Provincial fishing permits are not valid in National Parks. Permits are sold at park information centres and Jasper retail outlets that sell angling supplies. Get a copy of the current Fishing Regulations Summary with your permit. Visit pc.gc.ca/jasperfishing for more information. Receive the highest level of service. Expect windfall to be Please leave no trace! Travelling with Horses Mountaineering parties can apply at a Parks information centre to bivouac in non-vegetated areas. Special restrictions may apply. A voluntary safety registration is recommended. Visit pc.gc.ca/mountainsafety for more information. Primitive Photo: A. For more detailed backcountry planning and trip information, visit www.pc.gc.ca/ jasperbackcountry. Before setting out on a trip, check the latest trail conditions at www.pc.gc.ca/jaspertrails Semi-primitive boury guide will help you plan a trip that is exciting, safe, and has low environmental impact. Check trail conditions and weather prior to departure. Here’s what you can expect*: Photo: N. Ga With nearly 1000 km of trails and routes to choose from, backcountry camping is a great way to experience the rugged and untamed wilderness of Jasper National Park. This Obtain a Backcountry Camping Permit from a Park Information Centre. Jasper National Park offers a range of backcountry opportunities. Trails and campsites are designated as semi-primitive, primitive or wildland. Photo: R. Gruys North Boundary Trail - Photo: A. Graham Jasper National Park is the largest and most northerly of Canada’s mountain national parks. It protects over 11,000 square kilometres of the Rocky Mountains, a beautiful and dramatic landscape supporting a rich variety of plants and animals. Many of the park’s backcountry trails were established by early travellers including First Nations people, fur traders, explorers and adventurers. Climbing, Mountaineering and Glacier Travel Familiarize yourself with the trail you have selected. This includes using additional reference guides and topographic maps. On the trail Welcome to the backcountry Exploring the backcountry Marmot Select a trip which best suits your party’s abilities and experience, interests, equipment and the time you have available. Photo: C. Roy Spruce Grouse Photo: A. Zier-Vogel Snake Indian Falls Photo: R. Gruys Photo: R. Gruys Photo: N. Gaboury JASPER NATIONAL PARK Backcountry Guide Checklist Tonquin Valley Photo: M. Bradley Fryatt Valley Guidebooks and maps are available at the Friends of Jasper or bookstores. The Canadian Rockies Trail Guide by Brian Patton and Bart Robinson Water Giardia lamblia is a parasite carried by humans and some domestic and wild animals. These parasites can occur in any surface water in the park and may contaminate the water supply. Boil your drinking water or purify it with a water filter or iodine tablets. Wildlife Jasper-Robson: A Taste of Heaven by Don Beers Hiking Jasper and Mount Robson by Rob Bryce Never forget that park animals are wild and can be dangerous. Any animal can become aggressive if it feels threatened, so keep your distance — 30 metres from most animals, and at least 100 metres from bears. Maps of Jasper Bears Government of Canada NTS topographic maps, 1:50,000 Gemtrek Jasper and Maligne Lake, 1:100,000, Columbia Icefield 1:75,000, Best of Jasper 1:35,000 National Geographic Trails Illustrated T903, Jasper North, T902, Jasper South 1:100,000, Map-it-First: mapitfirst.ca For more information on each trail, trip planning and topographical maps visit: pc.gc.ca/jasperbackcountry Both black and grizzly bears are of special concern to backcountry travellers. Learn more about how to reduce the risk of bear encounters by reading the wildlife safety brochures available at park information centres or on the web at pc.gc.ca/jasper-bears. Dogs Wild animals see dogs as either prey or predator. They can provoke confrontations with wildlife and affect your safety. This is why dogs must be kept on leash while in a national park. Please note that dogs are not allowed in some backcountry areas to protect caribou. Remember - YOU are responsible for your own safety. Information Parks Canada Trail Office JASPER TOWNSITE INFORMATION CENTRE 500 Connaught Dr. • 780-852-6177 Wilderness Passes, safety registrations (in person only), trail reservations/information. firstname.lastname@example.org • pc.gc.ca/jasper Weather forecasts 780-852-3185 • weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca Winter avalanche information 1-800-667-1105 pc.gc.ca/avalanche Trail conditions 780-852-6177 • pc.gc.ca/jaspertrails Park safety information • pc.gc.ca/mountainsafety IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 911. Cell phone reception outside of the Jasper townsite is unreliable. Additional Contacts PARKS CANADA INFORMATION, ICEFIELD CENTRE (mid-May to early Sept) 780-852-6288 • email@example.com Wilderness Passes, safety registrations (in person only), trail information. 103 km south of Jasper on the Icefields Parkway. Public Safety Office 780-852-6155 Information on mountaineering, ice climbing, public safety. Parks Canada – General inquiries 1-888-773-8888 (Canada) 613-860-1251 (international) firstname.lastname@example.org • pc.gc.ca Friends of Jasper National Park 780-852-4767 Retail outlet at the Parks Canada information centre in Jasper. email@example.com • friendsofjasper.com Mt. Robson and Hamber Provincial Parks Ph (250) 566-4325 (year round) 566-9174 (summer) Reservations: 1-800-689-9025 • bcparks.ca Également offert en français Printed on recycled paper. Printed in 04•2013 Trip ideas Grande Cache and Grande Prairie 70 r ak 150 BR 158 Emperor Falls Whitehorn IT IS Robson Glacier Robson 105 Maccarib Pass 42 45 Kerkeslin r 122 Christie hi W . Whitty Photo: C Photo: C. Roy BE CO LU JACQUES LAKE (139) 38 Semi-primitive 4 Jacques Lake 8 SATURDAY NIGHT LAKE LOOP (3) ATHABASCA RIVER 39 Saturday Night Lake 8 Minnow Lake 8 11 Athabasca Island 2 40 12 Brûlé 2 NORTH BOUNDARY (150) MALIGNE LAKE 41 13 Fisherman's Bay 8 14 Coronet Creek 8 BRAZEAU (130,131,132) Celestine Lake 8 TONQUIN VALLEY (105, 106) 63 Seldom Inn 64 Seldom Inn 65 Horseshoe 66 Willow Creek 67 Willow Creek 68 Welbourne 69 Welbourne 70 Blue Creek 72 Three Slides Astoria 4 73 Oatmeal 43 Switchback 8 74 Byng 44 Clitheroe 8 75 Twintree 45 Surprise Point 4 76 Donaldson Creek 46 Amethyst 8 77 Chown Creek 47 Maccarib 4 78 Chown Creek 48 Portal 8 79 Timothy Slides 80 Wolverine North 81 Adolphus 82 Adolphus 84 Little Heaven 85 Spruce Tree 86 Ancient Wall 87 Natural Arch Boulder Creek 4 16 Four Point 8 18 Wolverine South 4 19 Brazeau River 4 20 Brazeau Meadows 8 21 Brazeau Lake 8 22 John-John 4 Primitive 23 Jonas Cutoff 8 FORTRESS LAKE (126) 24 McCready 8 49 Big Bend 4 25 Waterfalls 4 50 Athabasca Crossing 4 26 Poboktan 4 FIDDLE RIVER (140) 51 Utopia 4 52 Slide Creek 4 53 Slide Creek 4 54 Whitehorse 4 27 Evelyn Creek 4 28 Little Shovel 8 29 Snowbowl 8 30 Curator 8 Wildland 31 Tekarra 8 32 Signal 4 33 Watchtower 4 FRYATT VALLEY (122) Shalebanks 42 15 SKYLINE (100, 101, 102) 62 MB FORTRESS LAKE IA Rocky Forks 91 Rocky Forks 92 Medicine Tent ATHABASCA PASS (115) 93 Medicine Tent 55 Whirlpool 94 La Grace 56 Tie Camp 95 Cairn Pass 58 Middle Forks 96 Cairn River 34 Lower Fryatt 4 59 Scott Camp 97 Southesk 35 Brussels 8 60 Kane Meadows 98 Isaac Creek 36 Headwall 8 61 Athabasca Pass 99 Arête 130 25 kt on Brazeau Lake Cr Jon Fortress Lake 21 20 24 132 ee k 23 as C ree k Pobokton Pass 132 19 22 BRAZEAU Sunwapta PARK 131 Jonas Pass Mushroom Tangle Nigel Pass Tangle Falls Alberta Chaba Icefield Chaba Glacier Clemenceau 18 130 Woolley Stutfield Twins 16 Columb WHITE GOAT WILDERNESS 15 AREA Icefield Centre Stutfield Glacier 130 Kitchener ia Ic Athabasca efi Glacier eld Snow Dome Athabasca Andromeda Clemenceau Icefield Columbia Saskatchewan Glacier Columbia Icefield BANFF NATIONAL PARK Lake Louise and Banff Woodland caribou The woodland caribou found in Jasper are a threatened species. Less than 100 caribou are left in south Jasper. What you can do to help woodland caribou: •Stay on designated trails and if you see caribou give them space. •Dogs are not allowed in caribou habitat (see map). •Avoid hiking in caribou habitat during calving SOUTH BOUNDARY (130, 135) 90 bo 93 50 PROVINCIAL Athabasca Pass 26 ay Po season (June – early July) and rut season (late September to early October). Photo: M. Bradley Backcountry Campgrounds # of and usage type (trail number) tents Second Geraldine Lake A HAMBER Hooker Icefield 61 RT w r Photo: N. Gaboury H a r IS 126 pt ve IT 49 Ri 115 Backcountry Campgrounds and usage type (trail number) wa Brussels 99 ve TRAILHEADS: Rocky Pass via Hwy 40, 77 km SE of Hinton. Nigel Pass: 112 km from Jasper townsite on the Icefields Parkway. de AL Ch ai n fi e lds Sunwapta Pa Su Falls rk n Ri NOTES: Due to a recent landslide and post-fire deadfall, the trail between Jacques Lake and Rocky Forks Campground is very difficult to navigate. Travel through this area is not recommended. Beyond Brazeau Lake, trail is maintained infrequently. Overlaps popular Brazeau loop trail. Check on campsite availability. BR s a This high country trek travels through lowland forest and over two alpine passes. Most major water crossings are bridged but the smaller streams may require fancy footwork. Much of this trail is very remote. 59 es sc 120 km Maximum elevation: 2262m, Minimum elevation:1580 m lD i vi dl ba Wildland ta En F R YAT T VA L L E Y NORTH BOUNDARY (150) GERALDINE LAKES TRAIL (120) Warren ha TRAILHEADS: End of Celestine Road, 53 km from Jasper townsite; Rock Lake, 32 km from Hwy 40 to Grande Cache; and at Mount Robson, 88 km west of Jasper townsite on Highway 16. # of tents 14 Ice 35 PA S S r Mary Vaux 34 GERALDINE LAKES ve 130 Brazeau 37 Ri Cree k 98 At NOTES: Due to a recent flooding, Blue and Caracajou Creek bridges may be out. AT H A B A S C A u sk Monkhead ol 56 So e th 97 96 Paul Charlton r 120 60 37 Unwin ve s 130 MALIGNE LAKE Ri 55 95 Southesk Lake Maligne 13 Athabasca Falls 115 Nigel Pas Arnica Backcountry Campgrounds and usage type (trail number) Samson ER Wildland North Boundary country possesses its own unique brand of beauty – a wilderness of broad valleys and distant views that is inhabited by an array of wildlife. The trail is rugged in places although most major river crossings are bridged. Some horse traffic. Very remote, trail is maintained infrequently. Skyline Trail Hardisty 36 Tonquin Valley Leah Maligne Lake Horseshoe Lake 58 179 km Maximum elevation: 2020 m, Minimum elevation:1355 m South Boundary 28 Edith Cavell r Southesk (Cairn) Pass Maligne Lake 27 93 Edith Cavell 106 100 93A Kilometres 12 16 20 SOUTH BOUNDARY SKYLINE 30 8 µ ve 101 A 94 e 43 nt 0 2Ri 4 29 105 93 Te lign 44 92 Ma 46 48 Me dic ine 33 Fryatt TRAILHEAD: Km 6.4 of Moab Lake road, off Highway 93A south 130 A A Marmot 47 Amethyst Lakes Ra m NOTE: Bikes allowed to Tie Camp. North Boundary SC 91 ke 100 H 93A La THIS IS NOT A TOPOGRAPHIC MAP. iT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR ROUTE FINDING. 135 er Fitzwilliam ine 102 Five Lakes AT Whistlers Medicine Lake Riv Yellowhead Lake dic 31 Tekarra T O N Q U I N VA L L E Y Wildland 90 Me Signal 3 Cardinal (Rocky) Pass JACQUES LAKE R iv er 32 98 km return Maximum elevation: 1755 m, Minimum elevation: 1210 m 150 SC BA A TH 40 Ri ve r r u Miette 39 ve Jacques Lake ea 16 16 r In wildland camping areas, toilets and food storage may not be present in some locations. Bear-resistant containers are required to store food. This remote historic trail follows the Whirlpool River valley, the traditional route of early fur traders crossing the Rocky Mountains. Large gravel flats and glaciers dominate the scenery in sections. Most major crossings are bridged as you climb toward Athabasca Pass National Historic Site. Some horse traffic. Caribou range - No dogs allowed az er ad Valemount Athabasca Pass Patrol station Br Riv Ri 38 e IV TRAILHEAD: Km 2.0 of Geraldine road, off Hwy 93A just north of Athabasca F alls. ser Yellowhe Pass Roche Noire ve Information centre Fiddle Pass po Ri 140 rl er Cadomin 53 WHITEHORSE River 5 Seven to Ten Day Trips 52 R The Fryatt Valley trail is long, and the final climb up the Headwall to the upper valley is one you won’t soon forget. But this tiny hanging valley tucked into one of Jasper’s great mountain ranges is a jewel that rewards all your efforts. Biking allowed to lower Fryatt campsite. Alpine hut must be booked in advance (see Information Sources). ke ng M al ig ne JASPER S AT U R D AY NIGHT LOOP er A 22 km one way Elevation gain: 934 m, loss: 157 m Maximum elevation: 2040 m Riv Fra Ra A st or ia La k ose Rearguard Falls as Hostel r y 139 Pyramid Lake ee Mo Fr ck Pyramid Bridgland Cr TRAILHEAD: Sunwapta station, 72 km S of Jasper townsite on Icefields Parkway. ve AREA Bonhomme Overlander Falls Tête Jaune Cache Ri 51 54 AB Fryatt Valley Ro l 16 Utopia FIDDLE RIVER lin 122 Semi-Primitive ge 734 Roadside campground 140 Morro PROVINCIAL PARK Prince George, Prince Rupert and Fort St. James Provincial campground Miette Hot Springs id Cinquefoil Esplanade r en TRAILHEADS: Km 12.7 on the Cavell Rd (Astoria trail) and at km 6.3 on the Marmot Basin Rd (Portal Creek trail). ve in NOTES: No fires. Use of a stove is mandatory. Recommended travel between July 1 and September. Regular horse use during July and August and rain can make trails muddy and challenging for hikers. eR nt The Tonquin Valley’s scenery is unrivalled. This is one of Canada’s premiere alpine regions, a unique combination of rugged peaks, ghostly ice and fertile lakes. There are several excellent day hikes in the area. Ri Co 43 km Elevation gain from Astoria trail: 1053 m and loss: 1293 m. Maximum elevation: 2210 m Caribou range – dogs not allowed Sn A rts Tonquin Valley Loop lin Talbot Lake AT H A B A S C A R I V E R 11 g pa 105 Semi-Primitive BI n ari te TRAILHEADS: Maligne Lake (50 km from Jasper townsite) and just before Maligne Canyon (about 8 km from Jasper on the Maligne Road). Recommended direction is from Maligne Lake to Maligne Canyon. Greenock M nc Alpine hut 40 Jasper Lake A iet A shorter alternative to the Brazeau loop, This is an impressive hike with over 13 km of travel above treeline. Good views and prime habitat for park wildlife including hoary marmot and woodland caribou. See notes for Brazeau loop above. ke NOTES: No fires. Use of a stove is mandatory. Snow may remain in higher areas until mid-July. Recommended travel between July 1 and September. Sy MOUNT ROBSON La A classic Rockies trail, most of it above treeline. The high elevation allows for panoramic views that extend over much of the park, encompassing vast meadows, windswept ridges and the chance to spot wildlife in the distance. er Colin et 44 km Elevation gain from Maligne Lake: 1410 m and loss: 1928 m. Maximum elevation: 2510 m Caribou range – dogs not allowed Riv No dogs c Resplendent sk Semi-Primitive LU RT 150 Trail number 100 Roche Ronde Roche à Bosche Celestine 41 Roche Lake Miette 62 WILDERNESS ba Skyline Horse camp - Fires permitted k aa Kinney Lake CO Reef Icefield in 100 H BE Hiker/Horse camp - Fires not permitted 16 ee Co 54 km to Nigel Creek, one way Elevation gain: 1691 m and loss: 1346 m. Maximum elevation: 2470 m Caribou range – dogs not allowed Cr Is Poboktan - Jonas Pass AL Robson Pass Berg Lake rn Ri ve r Hargreaves Glacier 82 ho Chaba 81 Hiker/Horse camp - Fires permitted se ve Mural Glacier Swiftcurrent Glacier oo 63 Snake Indian Falls JASPER NATIONAL PARK Moose Pass 80 M 64 Ri ve Hiker camp - Fires not permitted Brûlé Lake 12 72 73 Ri 65 150 NORTH BOUNDARY e Snake Indian Pass 79 Semi-Primitive 115 Three Day Trips R 150 Hiker camp - Fires permitted 40 66 68 74 77 78 n K TRAILHEAD: Sunwapta Falls, 54.5 km south of Jasper townsite 69 86 M Rolling along the upper Athabasca Valley, this trail follows a wide, well-packed fire road that is easily traversed on foot or bike. Make a day of it, or stay overnight at Big Bend Campground. ek ia Ind er 15.6 km return Elevation gain/loss: 267 m Maximum elevation: 1400 m Cre 154 iv Big Bend 150 All users 150 R 126 Primitive 155 Topaz Lake Hiker & cyclist only HINTON Hiker & horse only ose TRAILHEAD: South end of Medicine Lake, 28 km from Jasper townsite 76 TRAILHEAD: 112 km south of Jasper townsite on the Icefields Parkway at Nigel Creek. 130 75 Twintree Lake Chown Glacier NOTES: Snow levels may hinder travel until mid-July. No fires at Jonas Cutoff 23. Campsites are located at the beginning and end of the 20 km pass section. Horse use prohibited in Jonas Pass. 132 Lakes Hiker only 67 84 Mo This unique trail travels through a narrow mountain valley, skirts four lakes and crosses a watershed - all in less than 13 km and with little change in elevation. A good choice for novice hikers. Camping is not permitted at Beaver Lake. NORTH BOUNDARY SIDE TRAILS 87 Legend WILDLAND PARK 153 rta 12 km one way Elevation gain: 41 m, loss: 8 m Maximum elevation: 1540 m ue Caribou SOLOMON CREEK Po Semi-Primitive Resthaven Icefield 85 Glacier Pass Creek ck Cre ek Jacques Lake Bl Ro ROCK LAKE M ea d ow 139 The “grand tour” of the southern ranges, this circuit includes one of the park’s largest backcountry lakes and an extraordinary alpine traverse with glaciated peaks, lush wildflowers and a variety of wildlife. The trail passes through extensive alpine meadows and three passes. Hardscrabble Pass y TRAILHEADS: Townsite - Junction of Bonhomme St. and Patricia St. 80 km Elevation gain/loss-clockwise loop: 2351 m Maximum elevation: 2475 m Caribou range – dogs not allowed ok This well-marked trail begins and ends in the Jasper townsite. It follows a plateau below timberline, making it a good selection for the novice or early season hiker. Semi-Primitive Sm 24 km Elevation gain/loss: 786 m Maximum elevation: 1640 m Brazeau Loop Rock Lake Sn Semi-Primitive Desolation Pass Photo: A. Zier-Vogel Saturday Night Lake Loop 130 131 132 40 N 3 WILLMORE WILDERNESS PARK Four Day Trips Two-Day Trips IV ER Edson and Edmonton 0 2 4 8 12 16 20 To find out more about caribou conservation in the mountain national parks, visit www.pc.gc.ca/caribou. THIS IS NOT A TOPOGRAPHIC MAP. iT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR ROUTE FINDING.