Overlook Loop

Jasper National Park

A quiet forest walk with some elevated viewpoints.

Snow Shoeing Moderate

Distance
5.9 km
Ascent
225 m
Descent
225 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
1.3 km
Gradient
16˚
Overlook Loop Map

Most of this snowshoe walk is in the forest, with a good variety of dense trees and open glades. You'll steadily climb a ridge, and on top you'll find the views. You can see Pyramid Lake, Pyramid Mountain, the town of Jasper, and a skyline of peaks beyond.

Description

Difficulty

Moderate

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December