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Skyline Trail

41 km hike start Maligne Lake end Maligne Canyon, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Excellent multi-day hike or long trail run

Backcountry backpackers and trail runners alike take on the challenge of the skyline trail every... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2017
MadisonD
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Edmonton, Canada
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Epic trail that is the epitome of rockies beauty

My partner and i (we're 29 & 30) did this hike in two days, staying at the curator campsite... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2017
Sharon l
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41 km hike start Maligne Lake end Maligne Canyon, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Backcountry backpackers and trail runners alike take on the challenge of the skyline trail every day. If you are backpacking the most common route is from the lake to the canyon (I would recommend 2 nights) but you can hike from either direction and not...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

My partner and i (we're 29 & 30) did this hike in two days, staying at the curator campsite (halfway mark). We started at maligne -by parking our car at the signal mtn trailhead and taking the $30/pp shuttle. Tips: bug spray and sunscreen, at...More

5  Thank Sharon l
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

My partner and I did part of the Skyline Trail ....from Maligne Lake to just a few kms past Snowbowl. We couldn't get campground reservations to go any further :( This hike is so peaceful and amazingly beautiful. The reward is huge! The meadows and...More

1  Thank Mahonia023
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

My wife and I went with another couple (all of us between 45 and 55) and we have plenty of hiking and camping experience, but this is the first time my wife and I combined both. We did the hike in 3 days and two...More

2  Thank edmontonspy
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

The Skyline Trail in Jasper National Park is around 46 km long. I recommend to start at Maligne Lake and walk to Maligne Canyon. The easiest and a bit boring part is then at the end where you are tired and it might be late,...More

1  Thank Torben K
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

We took this hike on the 3-day/2night plan with stops at Snowbowl and Tekarra. The hike is terrific and has been covered well in other reviews. It lives up to its amazing reputation. So rather than be repetitive, I thought a useful contribution would be...More

3  Thank harriedtraveler
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

Reading others' reviews/blogs helped us plan for this epic hike so I'll try to return the favor for others coming behind us.The other reviews give the main details. Go for the panoramic views of mtn ranges. Good wildflowers and not much wildlife -- mostly marmots...More

1  Thank bruce1122
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

We recently returned from our time in the rockies. I wanted to spend my 40th birthday in the mountains and couldn't have picked a more perfect place. We did the Skyline in 3 days (technically 2 days, with a 'free' hike day in between that...More

1  Thank Donna H
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Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

This 44 km hike near Jasper Alberta has some of the most spectacular views in the world. A large group of us with our children (ages 9 - 16) took 3 days to enjoy this backcountry hike. Start on the higher end at Maligne lake...More

3  Thank Need4travels
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Reviewed July 31, 2016

Two of us day hiked the Skyline Trail on July 29. We picked our weather and it was glorious, which is one of the reasons to do a day hike of 44 km. You don't have to carry a backpack and you don't need a...More

4  Thank Rick B
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SpiffyTiffy32
August 12, 2017|
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Response from SpiffyTiffy32 |
The plans fell through between friends, so the hiking trip didn’t happen
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Alex N
July 17, 2017|
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Response from Donna H | Reviewed this property |
If you are going to do the trail in 2d/1n, your best bet is to stay at the Curator campground (plan ahead as it's a popular site). I stayed at the lodge (Shovel Pass Lodge) 200 m from the curator campground which allowed us... More
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