Crystal blue green lakes

Geraldine Lakes

The water falls are what most peo­ple go to see. but if you ven­ture on to the upper lakes, you will be blessed with more spec­tac­u­lar views. Beau­ti­ful green lakes and rugged ter­rain makes this a clas­sic half day hike or overnight camp­ing.

Mina pos­es for the cam­era
These water­falls are run­ning at full capac­i­ty

The lakes over­flow into the trails that is caus­ing the mud­dy trails you will encounter and the last part of the trail to the camp­site is most­ly under water. Even the entrance to the camp­site was under­wa­ter.

water­falls are amaz­ing

If you don’t like to camp where camp­fires are not allowed, this is one of those places to stay away from. The ter­rain is mud­dy, rooty, packed and rock falls. The trail dis­ap­pears in the rock falls but there are lots of cairns to show you the way

Just won­der­ful views

To note that there are only 4 tent pads and only one camp site for Geral­dine Lakes. So book ear­ly at the Parks infor­ma­tion build­ing in Jasper. The site is equipped with two pic­nic tables and a bear pole to string up your food.

Lakes are cold and refresh­ing

There was Hoary Mar­mots and Por­cu­pines spot­ted on this par­tic­u­lar hike. If you are an expe­ri­enced camper in the rock­ies, you know what Por­cu­pines like, so don’t leave your items lay­ing around.

When the lakes are full the trail is mud­dy

Access: Geraldine/Fryatt Road (31km from Jasper)

From Jasper: Approx­i­mate­ly 25 min­utes dri­ve

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: 6km up a fire road to park­ing lot

Dis­tance: 6 Kilo­me­ters, approx. 3 — 4 hours

Ele­va­tion Gain: approx. 600m

Activ­i­ties: Hik­ing / Camp­ing


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