Snake Indian Falls

Jasper, Alberta

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This trail is located north of Jasper, beyond the end of Celestine Lake Road. This 30-mile out-and-back ride is an excellent trek for both beginners and experts. It follows the beginning of the North Boundary Hiking Trail, a 94-mile hiking trail that follows the northern boundary of Jasper National Park. Snake Indian Falls is one of the scenic highlights of this route. The road is wide for its entire length. It trends uphill for the first half, cresting at an elevation of 5000 feet before dropping to Shalebanks Campground. Beyond the campground, an easy ford is necessary before the trail continues on to the falls. Snake Indian Falls is easy to miss. A insignificant sign hides the impressive nature of it. The falls is off the road, requiring a 5-minute hike down a rough trail, where the roar of the water beckons you on. It tumbles over a resistant layer of limestone, dropping 394 feet to the Snake Indian River below.
Mountain Bike! The Canadian Rockies

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Mountain Bike! The Canadian Rockies

by Ward Cameron (Ward Cameron Enterprises)

This trail is located north of Jasper, beyond the end of Celestine Lake Road. This 30-mile out-and-back ride is an excellent trek for both beginners and experts. It follows the beginning of the North Boundary Hiking Trail, a 94-mile hiking trail that follows the northern boundary of Jasper National Park. Snake Indian Falls is one of the scenic highlights of this route.

The road is wide for its entire length. It trends uphill for the first half, cresting at an elevation of 5000 feet before dropping to Shalebanks Campground. Beyond the campground, an easy ford is necessary before the trail continues on to the falls. Snake Indian Falls is easy to miss. A insignificant sign hides the impressive nature of it. The falls is off the road, requiring a 5-minute hike down a rough trail, where the roar of the water beckons you on. It tumbles over a resistant layer of limestone, dropping 394 feet to the Snake Indian River below.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Jasper
Distance: 30
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Season: Early June to mid-October.
Trailhead Elevation: 4,080 feet
Top Elevation: 5,000 feet
Local Contacts: Jasper National Park, 403-852-6176.
Local Maps: Topo: 83 D / 16 Jasper. Parks Canada Jasper map.
Driving Directions: Directions to Snake Indian Falls

Recent Trail Reviews

5/15/2003
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This one is a great spring ride on a smooth fire road which makes the 52 km round trip seem alot shorter. very rewarding as a first ride of the season as Snake Indian Falls is a very picturesque spot. The Celestien Lake road isnt as bad as people say although there are cliff hanging sections where it can get nerve racking if your faint of heart. I have a sports car and make the trip in 45 mins without trouble.



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