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Skyline Trail

41 km hike start Maligne Lake end Maligne Canyon, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Beautiful

This trail is beautiful but long and not for the faint of heart (or cardiovascular ability). We did... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elisa Z
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 14 September 2017
MadisonD
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41 km hike start Maligne Lake end Maligne Canyon, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is beautiful but long and not for the faint of heart (or cardiovascular ability). We did this trail over two days staying at the Shovel Pass lodge (Type A Travel blog). The notch is not as hard as everyone makes it out to...More

Thank Elisa Z
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Reviewed 14 September 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

1  Thank MadisonD
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Reviewed 14 August 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

6  Thank Sharon l
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Reviewed 7 August 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

2  Thank Mahonia023
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Reviewed 25 July 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

4  Thank edmontonspy
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Reviewed 22 July 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 21 July 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 16 July 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 12 July 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 23 August 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

4  Thank Need4travels
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SpiffyTiffy32
12 August 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
17 July 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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