Jasper Forest: Giant Logs Trail

Don't miss Jasper Forest on your visit to this national park!

Hiking Easy

Distance
718 m
Ascent
9 m
Descent
9 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
1.7 km
Gradient
Jasper Forest: Giant Logs Trail Map

Unimaginative names appear to be a theme when it comes to trails in national parks, and the Giant Logs Trail (through the more poetically-named Jasper Forest) only reinforces this unfortunate trend. Regardless, you know what you're in for when you hit the Giant Logs trail: big 'ole petrified logs.

Description

In fact, "some of the largest and oldest logs in the park are found on this trail," according to TrailheadTraveler.com. "'Old Faithful,' the highlight of the trail, for example is nearly ten feet wide in diameter," they continue.

The trail itself is an easy half-mile ramble on a flat, non-technical trail. Due to the very short length, this trail is accessible to just about everyone. Don't miss Jasper Forest on your visit to this national park!

Difficulty

Easy

Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Features

  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Family friendly

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