Valley Of The Five Lakes

4.74 Votes
  • Address: Valley of the Five Lakes, Jasper, AB T0E, Canada
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Valley Of The Five Lakes Reviews & Ratings

  • One of the most underrated hike in the Rockies. The view is gorgeous under good sunlight. The colors of the lakes is magical. The hike is difficult in some parts but manageable. I have seen kids and older folks on the trail. It wasn't muddy when we went so we must be lucky. If you want to make it easier, start from the fifth lakes and avoid going around the First lake which is huge and not so scenic for a good part. I will definitely do the hike again if I am in the area. Do exercise care when you attempt to get on the dock at the Fifth lake because it is not fixed so it move when others get onto it.

  • I hiked the Valley of Five Lakes Trail in the beginning of August 2019. This is a really enjoyable and scenic hike with beautiful views along the way. It is a short 5 km loop which led around five beautiful lakes and the mountains as a backdrop. The trail starts off by passing through the peaceful forest before crossing a boardwalk through an open meadow area. The trail continued up a hill and back into the forest. There were lots of ups and downs along the trail, with some steeper but short inclines, which added a nice manageable challenge. The path led along a ridge which had beautiful views of the turquoise-coloured lakes. The blue/green colour of the water looked so vibrant and crystal clear when the sun was shining! There were gorgeous reflections of the clouds and mountains on the water. It was very beautiful and the mountains in the background made a great backdrop for photos. The trail led past five unique and pretty lakes and then looped back around into the forest and to the trailhead. The second, third, fourth and fifth lakes were the most impressive, but there weren’t great views of the first lake and it didn’t have the same amazing colour as the others. This is a busy hike, popular with families, and it can get quite crowded. I hiked it during an afternoon and there were lots of people, but it was still enjoyable and there were sections where I had some solitude as well. If you want a more peaceful atmosphere, go there earlier in the morning. Bring bug spray as there were mosquitoes in the forested areas. This isn’t the most stunning or spectacular hike in Jasper, but definitely worth spending a couple of hours here if you have the time.

  • A favourite hike!!! Prefer the mornings, as the trail is less crowded & lakes are still. The colours are hard to describe but each lake is completely stunning

  • Really beautiful scenery and view of the lakes. It is a must when you are in the region. The hike is quite easy, flat and about 5km if you take the short route. Longer hikes also available.

  • A lovely hike with beautiful lakes and views. The shorter loop that lets you see all the lakes is around 3 miles long. Though not especially difficult there are a few fairly steep sections of trail. Everything is well marked and there are posted trail maps at major intersections. Start from the clearly marked parking lot on route 93.

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