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Jasper National Park

The largest and least travelled of the Mountain National Parks, Jasper National Park is home to a wide range of ecological regions, woodland critters tall and small, and also Starry Summit guide Ben Nearingburg's home base.  Jasper National Park has many options for hiking from remote week long traverses to afternoon alpine strolls.  The typical hiking season in Jasper is between June to late September.  Check out the list below for some of the great areas to discover in Jasper.

For information on accommodations, travel and route conditions be sure to visit Jasper National Park's and the Tourism Jasper's websites.


Views from the campground on the third Geraldine Lake in Jasper National Park

Recommended Adventures:

Day Trips:

  •  Jasper National Park Day Hikes , 1 Day


​Difficulty Ratings Explained:

 Easy trips with short days and good trails.     

 Moderate trips with more aggressive terrain and more distance to cover.

 Advanced trips with extensive travel on rugged trails, may include creek crossings.  Expect long days.

Trip Length:

  • Daytrip, Can be completed round-trip in a single day from the parking area.
  • Backpacking, A multi-day (2+) adventure sleeping in tents or backcountry huts.