Skyline Trail, Jasper National Park

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Steep but rewarding, Skyline Trail is mostly used by hikers, nature lovers, and bird-watchers. The wide and paved section of the trail ends abruptly and is followed by a path that climbs continuously up a ridge through the woods. The trail is steepest just below the summit, so watch your step especially when coming down. The views from the topmost ridge--of verdant mountains and picturesque river valleys--are mesmerizing. Pack a windbreaker for the top. On your way back, stop for a dip in the hot springs, the entrance to which lies on the same roundabout as the trailhead. Arrange to visit Skyline Trail and other attractions in Jasper National Park using our Jasper National Park itinerary planner .
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  • It took us over 4 hours up and back but we paced ourselves as a group and took multiple breaks. This was our first time to Jasper so we took a guided hike and had the benefit of an experienced tour gu...  more »
  • We managed the ascent in 1 3/4 hours. It's really exhausting and I couldn't talk about the climb because I didn't have the air. Upstairs you really have a great view. But with us it was totally windy. We were glad that we had enough clothes on and also headgear. In the morning it was 2 degrees when we left at 8:30h. The way back went insignificantly faster in 1.5 hrs as you have to constantly watch out where you go. We were on the verge of another couple at the summit. On the way back, crowds of people came to meet us. So go early.
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