Valley of the Five Lakes and Wabasso Lake

Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0

Valley of the Five Lakes and Wabasso Lake

Valley of the Five Lakes & Wabasso Lake Professional Review and Guide

"Pleasant singletrack riding on a popular trail, this trip utilizes the Icefields Parkway and the Valley of Five Lakes trails signed #9 to create a loop that can be cycled from Jasper townsite."

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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."

Valley of the Five Lakes & Wabasso Lake Reviews

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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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Trail Information

Jasper
Nearby City
23
Distance
394 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Moderate
Physical Difficulty
2-4 hours
Duration
late April through October
Season
3,379 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,773 feet
Top Elevation
Alberta Forest Service Rocky Mountain House 403-845-8272
Local Contacts
Jasper, Medicine Lake
Local Maps