Fryatt Valley Fire Road

Jasper National Park

The first stage of the trek into Fryatt Valley is open to bicycles.

Mountain Biking Easy

Distance
22 km
Ascent
338 m
Descent
338 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
1.3 km
Gradient
Fryatt Valley Fire Road Map

This is the first leg of the journey to Fryatt Valley, a highly-rated backcountry camping destination in Jasper National Park. Backpackers often hike this road to get into Fryatt Valley, but as a wide path completely in the forest, it is not particularly interesting. A better option is to bike it if you can. Biking makes it possible to see Fryatt Valley as a day trip, or you can bikepack your camping gear for a multi-sport overnight. Note that reservations are required for camping.

Description

Mapped here is the entirety of the trail that is open to bicycles, which reaches Lower Fryatt campground. Beyond there it becomes a narrow path for hiking only. Lock your bike at the campground and continue into Fryatt Valley on foot.

Source: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/ab/jasper/activ/passez-stay/arrierepays-backcountry

Difficulty

Easy

Mostly smooth and non-technical singletrack with unavoidable obstacles 2in/5cm tall or less. Avoidable obstacles may be present. Ideal for beginner riders.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September