Valley of Five Lakes and Wabasso Lake

Jasper, Alberta

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The trail is located east of Jasper, Alberta. This trail is an ideal ride for beginner to intermediate cyclists looking for a pleasant gradient with some challenges. The 13.5-mile loop trail can be lengthened by 9.6 miles by continuing on to Wabasso Lake farther south. The trail begins by climbing part of the way to Old Fort Point, one of the most commanding views of the Jasper town site area. You may want to park your bike and make a short detour to enjoy the view. From this point, the trail continues on past some excellent views of Mount Tekarra to the left. Before you know it, the first of the lakes rolls into view to the right. Stay to the left at a junction prior to the first lake. This takes you on the high route providing views from above all of the lakes in succession. at the last lake, you have the option of continuing on to Wabasso Lake or exiting to the highway. A final paved run brings you back to the trailhead.
Mountain Bike! The Canadian Rockies

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Mountain Bike! The Canadian Rockies

by Ward Cameron (Ward Cameron Enterprises)

The trail is located east of Jasper, Alberta. This trail is an ideal ride for beginner to intermediate cyclists looking for a pleasant gradient with some challenges. The 13.5-mile loop trail can be lengthened by 9.6 miles by continuing on to Wabasso Lake farther south. The trail begins by climbing part of the way to Old Fort Point, one of the most commanding views of the Jasper town site area. You may want to park your bike and make a short detour to enjoy the view.

From this point, the trail continues on past some excellent views of Mount Tekarra to the left. Before you know it, the first of the lakes rolls into view to the right. Stay to the left at a junction prior to the first lake. This takes you on the high route providing views from above all of the lakes in succession. at the last lake, you have the option of continuing on to Wabasso Lake or exiting to the highway. A final paved run brings you back to the trailhead.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Jasper
Distance: 13.5
Elevation Gain: 520 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Season: Late May to early October.
Trailhead Elevation: 3,220 feet
Top Elevation: 3,740 feet
Local Contacts: Jasper National Park, 403-852-6176.
Local Maps: Topo: 83 D / 16 Jasper. Jasper and Maligne Lake Recreational Map.
Driving Directions: Directions to Valley of Five Lakes and Wabasso Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

7/2/2007
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This trail offers riding that is of shorter duration but higher intensity than some in the area. It has a few very technical areas where newer riders will find themselves carrying their bikes (even some of those who thought they were seasoned riders will be packing their steeds). The trail is varies and extremely scenic. Well traveled. I used to travel this trail alone as I knew if I ran into trouble there would be others along in short time. Bring your noise makers to alert bears and other trail riders of your presence.



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May 2018