Browsed by
Tag: Glacial lakes

Valley of the Five Lakes – Jasper Hikes

Valley of the Five Lakes – Jasper Hikes

The Valley of the Five Lakes trail is a super easy, lake-filled hike near Jasper. There are a few different possible routes, but all of them will take you to some beautiful blue, green or turquoise lakes. You can stop for a picnic, a swim or just hike around to take in the views. This is a popular area, so if you prefer quiet trails, this may not be what you’re looking for. However we visited in the afternoon (after…

Read More Read More

East Ridge Summit (via Cavell Meadows) – Jasper

East Ridge Summit (via Cavell Meadows) – Jasper

I flipping LOVED this trail. East Ridge Summit is the name of the peak just above the top viewpoint in Cavell Meadows. It’s a continuation of the incredible views you’ll see from the meadows below, just even better! Most hikers don’t bother to hike beyond the main trail, so we had this summit all to ourselves, even though it is relatively easy to access. The best thing about this trail is the views are constant the whole way to the…

Read More Read More

Cavell Meadows trail – Jasper

Cavell Meadows trail – Jasper

Wowza. The hike up to and around Cavell Meadows is simply incredible! It is easily one of the best easy-ish hikes near Jasper in the Canadian Rockies. This walk will take you up close to the Angel Glacier and the surrounding mountains that’ll make you feel teeny. The main problem with the spectacular views is the peaks are so close, they are hard to fit into your camera. This IS a busy trail (especially in the afternoon.) However it was…

Read More Read More

Glacier Lake – Icefields Parkway

Glacier Lake – Icefields Parkway

Glacier Lake is located in a lovely valley halfway between Jasper and Banff, near Saskatchewan River Crossing. It is one of the trails that thaws out early(ish) in the summertime, and it is not particularly difficult. So it is a good option to prepare legs for bigger hikes, for newbie backpackers, or as a family friendly adventure. We visited Glacier Lake as a quick day hike on a rainy, misty day. We expected to be rained on the entire time,…

Read More Read More

%d bloggers like this: