Measuring 45 kilometres, Jasper's Skyline trail is a challenge for all but the most seasoned hikers. But it's a journey worth undertaking for the scenery alone.
The Skyline Trail runs from Maligne Lake back to the town of Jasper, traversing the Maligne Range mountains. Nearly 75% of the trail is above treeline, which means stunning panoramic views are the rule rather than the exception.
The trail has a short season, typically from mid-June until late September. A few variations exist, too, depending how many kilometres visitors wish to hike per day. The classic trip includes two nights camping, at Big Shovel Pass and Tekarra campgrounds. Two-day trip requires an overnight at Curator Campground. If you are pressed for time, hike like the locals. Many Jasperites choose to start early and finish late, hiking the entire route in a single day.
Contact the Jasper National Park Tourism Office for details: +1 780-852-6176