Explore Opal Hills

The hike is fairly steep and hands on, so it is rated scrambling in my books.
Looking for a day hike? This one is located in the Maligne Valley. The trailhead starts from the first parking lot at Maligne Lake. A fairly steep hike to the meadows, from there you can explore the valley or bag the Opal Peak. The trail closes often due to Grizzly bear in area. Beautiful scenery when you hit the open clearing pass treeline.

Access: Mailgne Lake Road, from Jasper, 48 km South

Parking: Yes

Trailhead: Trail starts at first parking lot

Distance: 8.5 km loop

Activities: Hiking / Sights


Opal Hills

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Wilcox Ridge

An easy hike to the Ridge is a must for day hiking in the Icefield area.

Hiking Fryatt

This hike completed in 2004, still a classic. You have a backcountry hut to chill out in.

Scrambling Mystery Canyon

Bring a nice pair of leather gloves to save your hands. Once reaching the top of the canyon, a hanging valley awaits. Beautiful vistas on the cliffs over the canyon is worth the day trip.

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