Brazeau Loop: Four Point to Brazeau Lake campground

Jasper National Park

Day 2 on a typical itinerary for the Brazeau Loop.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
17 km
Ascent
296 m
Descent
398 m
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
1.9 km
Gradient
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Brazeau Loop: Four Point to Brazeau Lake campground Map

Description

From Four Point campground, which is a lovely spot beside the Brazeau River, the Brazeau Loop route continues down the valley. It more or less follows the river all the way to Brazeau Lake, which is one of the largest backcountry lakes in Jasper National Park. Downhill hiking makes for an easier day, though rather long. The route mapped here goes to Brazeau Lake campground, which has comfortable sites in a stunning location, near a gravel beach at the lake’s outlet. If permits aren’t available there, or if you wish to make your day 2 km shorter, you could stay at Brazeau River campground instead.

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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