Saturday, August 2, 2008

Fort Jasper Point Trail, Jasper National Park, Canada

This trail to the view point starts right at the parking lot and you immediately go up a series of wooden stairs. Then the trail continues up stairs built into the rocks, small forested areas until you reach the viewpoint (about a mile maybe a little longer). From the viewpoint at the top you have a 360 degree view of the entire valley. It is amazing…you can see the parkway mountains in the distance, all the mountains around Jasper, the entire Jasper townsite and all the glacier water colored rivers that run through the valley. This hike is moderate and is about 2-3 miles round trip. This hike is a must especially if you don’t have a lot of time in the area. The parking lot is also a collection place for commercial and private river rafters and kayakers. So it’s interesting to watch them land and load up the big rafts. Tip: wear hard soled shoes for there are jagged rocks on part of the trail. Bigger tip: go on a clear day for the best views of the distance mountains.

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