Guidebook

Hikes for the Whole Family in Jasper National Park

Make the most of your family's trip to Jasper with these ideal family-friendly trails.

Description

With such a huge variety of trails in Jasper National Park, there are many hikes for the whole family to enjoy–far too much to do in one trip, in fact. To help get the most out of your family’s time in Jasper, see our top picks for family-friendly trails. These include some of the park’s most iconic scenery–glaciers, waterfalls, lakes, and mountaintops. The list also covers a range of hiking difficulties, so you can find the perfect level for your family to enjoy.

Hike to the Toe of the Athabasca Glacier
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Hike to the Toe of the Athabasca Glacier

Jasper National Park
0 - 1 hrs
1.4 km
57 m
57 m
Easy walk to the edge of a large glacier.
Easy
Private
Lower Sunwapta Falls
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Lower Sunwapta Falls

Jasper National Park
0 - 1 hrs
2.8 km
110 m
110 m
View an impressive waterfall in a tight gorge.
Easy
Private
Sulphur Skyline Trail

Sulphur Skyline Trail

Jasper National Park
2 - 3 hrs
8.1 km
652 m
652 m
This final hike is quite the treat as you'll get views of Utopia Mountain and Ashlar Ridge with time to take a dip in the hot springs afterward.
Severe
Private
Mina - Riley Lakes Loop

Mina - Riley Lakes Loop

Jasper National Park
1 - 2 hrs
8.5 km
252 m
252 m
Forest lakes close to town, with good chances at spotting wildlife.
Easy
Private
Valley of the Five Lakes
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Valley of the Five Lakes

Jasper National Park
1 - 2 hrs
4.7 km
129 m
129 m
Family-friendly loop with colorful lakes and a chance at spotting wildlife.
Easy
Private
Whistlers Summit Trail
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Whistlers Summit Trail

Jasper National Park
0 - 1 hrs
2.6 km
198 m
198 m
The tram only takes you so far–this trail goes to the summit of Whistlers Peak
Moderate
Private
Maligne Canyon Upper Loop
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Maligne Canyon Upper Loop

Jasper National Park
0 - 1 hrs
1.7 km
57 m
57 m
Walk along a deep and narrow gorge filled with waterfalls and cloaked in greenery..
Easy
Private
Mary Schäffer Loop

Mary Schäffer Loop

Jasper National Park
0 - 1 hrs
3.0 km
64 m
65 m
A stroll along the lakeshore and through shady forest.
Easy
Private
Bald Hills
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Bald Hills

Jasper National Park
3 - 4 hrs
13.7 km
783 m
783 m
Hike from Maligne Lake to a panoramic ridge high above the treeline.
Moderate
Private
Cavell Meadows Loop
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Cavell Meadows Loop

Jasper National Park
1 - 2 hrs
6.1 km
442 m
442 m
Ascend to eye level with the Angel Glacier, high above the valley floor.
Moderate
Private