Mystery Lake

Access: High­way 16 then Miette Road south. Approx­i­mate­ly 1 hours dri­ve

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Short walk behind the Hot Springs

Dis­tance: 12 Kilo­me­ters to park bound­ary, 8–9 km to lake

Activ­i­ties: Hik­ing / Riv­er Forg­ing


The trail­head starts at the same place you would go to for Sul­fur Sum­mit, there will be a trail mark­er that points you to Mys­tery Lake.

This hike takes you on a beau­ti­ful Lake that lies just out­side of the Jasper Nation­al Park bound­ary. You can also access this lake via the Cadomin Hwy. (South­west of Hin­ton). I do rec­om­mend the route tak­en by Miette Hot Springs.

Take a full day to do this hike as you will encounter a riv­er forge on the Fid­dle Riv­er and the ter­rain is up and down. The riv­er cross­ing we had to do was fair­ly sim­ple as the water lev­el was quite low. Since it was our first time, Coreen and I had to cross it sev­er­al times to find the trail mark­er on the oth­er side. Remem­ber to head down­stream between the canyon walls and you will have no prob­lem find­ing the trail mark­er.

Have fun play­ing in the water. Make sure when you do this trip, the water lev­els are low or you will find you have to forge the streams with a strong cur­rent.

After com­plet­ing this hike, what a bet­ter way to relax and unwind at the Hot Springs and enjoy a snack at the Ash­lar Ridge Café con­ve­nient­ly locat­ed next to the Pool.

Pho­tos shown on this page are just some of the views you will see.

There are no pho­tos of Mys­tery Lake on this page just so we keep the mys­tery alive.


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