Photos from the Skyline Trail in Jasper

This is just a short photo article with some pictures from Jasper National Park’s skyline trail.  This is likely the most popular multi-day hike in Jasper, if not all the Canadian Rockies.  The skyline trail is 45km long of which 25km are actually above the treeline.  I did the 3-day hike with the amazing people at Canadian Skyline Adventures, and if you’re planning on hiking in the area, I recommend you doing the same, they are awesome.

Anyways, here are the photos from the skyline trail and some quick captions below the images to help you guide them through.  In the next little while, I’ll also be posting an article on how to hike the skyline trail, so stay tuned for that.

Skyline Trail, Jasper, lake

The skyline trail starts at Maligne lake, then wanders down towards some smaller, rain fed lakes like this one.

bee, Skyline Trail, Jasper

A bee on a flower along the trail

The start of the alpine meadows on day one.

The start of the alpine meadows on day one.

Skyline Trail, Jasper, mountain

One the first day of the hike we pushed above the treeline for some fantastic views like this

Skyline Trail, Jasper, bird

Lots of little birds along the trail.

 

Skyline Trail, Jasper, mountain

One the first day of the hike we pushed above the treeline for some fantastic views like this

The start of the alpine meadows on day one.

The start of the alpine meadows on day one.

Skyline Trail, Jasper

Hikers in my group making their way down to the first campground we used on the skyline trail

Golden-Mantled squirrel, Skyline Trail, Jasper

A golden-mantled squirrel on the skyline trail

Skyline Trail, Jasper, sunset

The view from the trail at sunset near our campsite

Skyline Trail, Jasper

The second day of the hike starts with a couple climbs up to get above the treeline again

Skyline Trail, Jasper

hikers along the alpine meadows

guide, Skyline Trail, Jasper

Our guide from Canadian Skyline Adventures showing us where we’re headed

Skyline Trail, Jasper, creek

Last bits of water before the long push across the meadows

Skyline Trail, Jasper

Love this landscape. Almost like the mountain tundra.

my group heading towards the part of the trail known as the Curator just before the Knotch

my group heading towards the part of the trail known as the Curator just before the Knotch

Making the hike looking old school with his Canadian flag and 90's backpack

Making the hike looking old school with his Canadian flag and 90’s backpack

Marmot, Skyline Trail, Jasper

A marmot along the trail. They can be heard whistling everywhere you go on the trail.

lake, Skyline Trail, Jasper

Lake prior to “The Notch”

Skyline Trail, Jasper

Again, you’ve got to love these landscapes on day 2 of the hike!

Skyline Trail, Jasper

The town of Jasper down below one of the highest points of the skyline trail.

Skyline Trail, Jasper

Our guide looking out onto the view from above.

Skyline Trail, Jasper

Starting the trek back down towards civilization

stars, Skyline Trail, Jasper

I shot this image from my sleeping bag under the stars on the skyline trail.

Skyline Trail, Jasper

Last morning of the hike starts with this amazing view. Such a good trip!


Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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