Nature

Trail 4–7-13

The beau­ty about Jasper is that we have so many out­door options, no snow? Well, bik­ing is still an option. The labyrinth of trails makes it easy to pick one trail and switch your route at mul­ti­ple inter­sec­tion accord­ing to your whim.

Bull Elk seems to be out of the rutting phase
Bull Elk seems to be out of the rut­ting phase
Low river levels due to Autumn
Low river lev­els due to Autumn

We want­ed to check out the new paved path along lake annet­te and from Old Fort Point to Jasper Park Lodge and we were not dis­ap­point­ed, nice work Parks Canada! The path made for every­one even wheel­chair acces­si­ble, this sec­tion starts or ends at the beach of lake Annet­te on the Quick­sand side of the lake.

Upgraded trail from Old For Point
Upgrad­ed trail from Old For Point
Entrance to Jasper Park Lodge
Entrance to Jasper Park Lodge

The few trails we took on this trek afford­ed us with some spec­tac­u­lar views and some wildlife too. This route is also rat­ed easy, not, too much up hills, most­ly rolling ter­rain.

Lake Annette view at Pyramid Lake
Lake Annet­te view at Pyra­mid Lake
Lake Annette beach, with rock break
Lake Annet­te beach, with rock break

So get out and explore the­se trails while they are still in great con­di­tion. We had ran into a small sec­tion of mud between Lake Annet­te to Fifth Bridge, so avoid if you can, but the weath­er this week is quite dry so the trail might be dry by then. Have fun.

Trail 4, Lake Annette to Fifth Bridge
Trail 4, Lake Annet­te to Fifth Bridge
Rock Garden along the Maligne River
Rock Gar­den along the Maligne River
Moberly Bridge, crossing the Athabasca River
Mober­ly Bridge, cross­ing the Athabas­ca River

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