Category Archives: Biking

Bicy­cles, bikes 

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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Valley of the Five Lakes — Biking

A clas­sic trail that is fair­ly busy for hik­ers and bik­ers alike. There are a cou­ple of ways to access the­se beau­ti­ful lakes. For this post, we were on bikes using trails, 1, 9 and 12 to com­plete a loop from town.

Anthony riding the steep sections
Antho­ny rid­ing the steep sec­tions
Foot bridge over streams
Foot bridge over streams
Great vantage point
Great van­tage point
Lake 2 of Valley of the Five Lakes
Lake 2 of Val­ley of the Five Lakes
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Beau­ti­ful glacial col­ors
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Nice rest area along the lake

 

Right from town, we head for Old Fort Point where you can catch Trail 1 and con­nect with Trail 9 then com­ing out of the south access trail­head for Val­ley of the Five Lakes. This park­ing lot is quite small and often the vehi­cles are parked along the 93 Ice­field Park­way.

The foot bridge access The foot bridge access

Rid­ing a bike gives you many options to divert to oth­er trails. Plus you do not need to find park­ing or burn any fos­sil fuel.

Trail 12 along the highwayTrail 12 along the high­way

Trail 12 has devel­oped quite well for the folks who don’t want to be too deep into the back­coun­try and access to their camp­sites and bun­ga­lows.

 

 

Big Bend

Big Bend is such an easy site to get to for camp­ing or fish­ing. We chose the bikes to access this area since it is down hill from the Sun­wap­ta Falls. Just cross over the bridge and the trail starts there.

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Bike with your gear
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Drag­on Peak
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South val­ley
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Big Bend in the river
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The camp spot
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Pic­nic set up
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The dream spot
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Get­ting the gear ready

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Set­ting up tent

 


Access: 55 km south of Jasper

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Start at Sun­wap­ta Falls bridge.

Activ­i­ties: Hik­ing / Bik­ing / Camp­ing / Sights


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