Cavell Meadows Loop

Jasper National Park

Ascend to eye level with the Angel Glacier, high above the valley floor.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
6.1 km
Ascent
442 m
Descent
442 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
12˚
Cavell Meadows Loop Map

This is an extension of Path of the Glacier Trail at Mount Edith Cavell. Leaving the paved path, you’ll walk on a steeper, but not too difficult, trail that leads higher into the valley. You’ll see hardy subalpine conifers, colorful flowers, and patches of snow lingering well into the summer. You’ll climb to eye level with the Angel Glacier, which clings to the mountainside across the valley.

Description

On this trail, you can go as high as you like and then turn around, or you can complete the loop, which takes you to nearly 2200 meters elevation. This is well above the treeline, where views are unobscured. It is even possible to follow an unmaintained extension to go even higher, but only the official loop is what’s mapped here.

Sources: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/jasper/activ/activ-experience/sentiers-trails/cavell

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

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Family friendly

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