Skyline Trail, Jasper National Park, Alberta - Hiking

Skyline Trail, Jasper National Park, Alberta - Hiking

Alberta, Canada


What are the activities on site?


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Why choose this trail?

The Skyline Trail is 48.1 kilometers long and is located in Alberta, Canada. You can do several types of activities except hiking, like visiting the lake for example. It is best to visit it from May to September. Unlike other integers in Canada, the Skyline Trail is prohibited for our dogs.

Discover the Skyline Trail

It takes several days to discover this track. It is for this reason that hikers are allowed to go camping during this trip. You will be able to install your tent in the campsites Little Shovel, Curator and Signal. There is no problem with the water points. It is good to know that the route to the notch is a very steep slope.

Access the unique trail

The Skyline Trail is a trail that is near the town of Jasper. For hikers with a little experience, the trip can last up to 6 days. This delay has been found if you take your time to admire everything. Otherwise, we can finish this visit in two days. In this case, you will surely forget to see something. Given the number of nights you spend there, you can find sites, places to go camping.

The Skyline Trail is known for its breathtaking landscapes, with altitudes. This is one of the most beautiful trails you can follow in the Rockies.

So, how to get there? It will just take Highway 16 and find arriving at Maligne Lake Road. From there, there will be a path leading directly to Maligne Lake. A sign will then tell you where to take the start of the trail.

Among the most visited trails in Jasper, the Skyline Trail can only be visited during the summer season. It is a picturesque trail, which makes it unique. The path that is often recommended during this stage begins at Maligne Lake and ends in the north. The trail can be loop in two or three days depending on your professionalism of the hike. If you stay overnight, you can set up your tent along the way.

The Skyline Trail is located throughout the Canadian Rockies. Aside from hikers, one can easily find extreme trial runners. What's odd is that they are aiming to finish the loop in one day. It is not practical and is very tiring. With this strategy, there is no way to admire the landscape. And yet it is the goal of a hike.

During this crossing, you will be able to see glacial lakes, alpine lakes and incredible views from the top of the mountains.

Being one of Canada's most popular outdoor activities, the Skyline Trail ride is limited. You have to make a reservation of place to access it. Opened at the beginning of January, most hikers choose the months of July and August. Indeed, it is the dry season, and the tracks are more practicable. We must call as soon as possible to have this date.

We often start this trip to Maligne Lake to finish at Signal Mountain. Located at altitude, it's a very simple track. If you start this activity, it will be best to start on this Skyline track. You will have no problem with your physical abilities, and the landscape you will discover will be unheard of, incomparable. During a hiking session, do not forget to bring a bottle of water, a hat and a snack, because you cannot be sure of the duration that you will spend there. A camera is also the ultimate product to remember. Even if the skyline trail is practiced during the dry season, wearing special walking shoes would be a plus.

 If you have a car with you, you will have to leave it north of the trail, and take the shuttle to this location as your tour will begin. The shuttle usually costs $ 30 per person each way or $ 60 if you're coming from Jasper.


Discover this track is sensational. We can spend days and nights without having enough. It is for this reason that camping sites have been set up. The toilets are installed outside, in the middle of the nature, all without discretion; it is really the height if you have a blue fear to be outside, in the forest and in the middle of the night. If you need a bit of luxury, a Lodge has been made available to hikers near the Curator campsite. The toilets are private, not for all the public.

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