How long does it take to hike Skyline Trail in Jasper?

2-3 days
Most hikers walk the Skyline trail in 2-3 days, although one can spend an extra day to explore the alpine areas along the way. Hikers need to consider weather conditions and high altitudes when planning their length of stay.

Do I need bear spray in Jasper?

Yes, you should have bear spray. In fact, with a group that size, which is bound to get spread out, at least two of the adults should be carrying bear spray. The popularity of the trail matters less than whether the trail is in habitat that appeals to the bear.

What is the best hike in Jasper?

Best Hikes in Jasper National Park

  • Bald Hills.
  • Edith Cavell Meadows.
  • Toe Of The Athabasca Glacier.
  • Valley Of The Five Lakes.
  • Pyramid Lake Loop.
  • Athabasca Falls.
  • Opal Hills.

Can you hike in Jasper?

The Jasper Discovery Trail is a popular trail around the town that will introduce you to the nature and history of Jasper. This trail is an easy to moderate 8.3 km loop, with 120 m of elevation gain and loss. It can be started nearly from anywhere by following the bear symbol. There’s something to suit nearly everyone.

Is the Skyline Trail Hard?

We rate this hike as moderate to difficult. You will have a gradual climb on your first day regardless of your beginning trailhead. After that, most of the trail will undulate up and over three moderate mountain passes on a well-graded trail.

What should I bring on the Skyline Trail?

Recommended Items to Bring

  • Sturdy hiking boots and/or sturdy hiking runners.
  • Running shoes and/or sports sandals for camp.
  • Several pairs of light socks and heavy boot socks.
  • Gaiters for snow and rain.

Are there grizzly bears in Jasper?

As the biggest national park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper is famous for its wildlife. Bears in particular get a lot of attention, and it’s no wonder. Both black bears and grizzly bears live in the region and they’re impressive creatures to see.

How many grizzly bears are in Jasper National Park?

Jasper National Park: 109.

How long hike Athabasca Falls?

about 1hr
Jasper National Park’s Athabasca Falls are not considered the highest or widest waterfalls in the Canadian Rockies, but are considered the most powerful. Hiking Time Plan to spend about 1hr to hike, view and fully enjoy Athabasca Falls.

How long is the Skyline Walk?

There is the Walk to the view – a circular three miles from the city centre out to the countryside and back, a circular 2 miles around the Family Discovery Trail, accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs, or the full six miles of the ever-popular Bath Skyline walk.