Hiking Lake Edith in Jasper, Alberta

JASPER, ALBERTA—Canada—Tourists looking for a quieter hiking trail in Jasper National Park may be best suited by visiting Lake Edith, a short loop trail just outside of Jasper, Alberta. The Lake Edith trail is a relaxing journey for beginning hikers or families, devoid of some of the high traffic found in other trails in the Canadian Rockies.

Finding the Lake Edith Trailhead in Jasper National Park

To reach Lake Edith from Jasper, Alberta, simply follow Highway 16 toward Edmonton. Turn onto the Maligne Lake road across from the Athabasca River and then take the first right towards Jasper Park Lodge. Lake Edith is just a little further north than the turn-off for Lake Annette, another family-oriented hike.

Things to Keep in Mind While Hiking Around Lake Edith

Once you make it to the trailhead, locate the hiking trail just off the shoreline. The roadway winds around the lake and through the forest. Hikers should note that several people own private cottages around Lake Edith, and should therefore take care not to trespass onto private property.

Lake Edith is one of the more relaxing hikes in Jasper National Park, and should be on any family’s list of things to do while on vacation in the Canadian Rockies. In the summer months, families can even enjoy kayaking on Lake Edith. You may have enough energy left to check out some other things to do in Jasper, Alberta, like rafting or a relaxing round of golf.

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