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Mount Edith Cavell Hike

  Ratings:    Ratings 5 Star
Level: Easy to Difficult Time/Dist: 3 to 5 hours / 9.5K return Elevation Gain: 792m

 

Trailhead: Park at the Mount Edith Cavell parking lot 28kms south of Jasper and approximately 178Kms north of Lake Louise. Jasper National Park.

Description: One the finest hikes found in Jasper National Park. Expect to see lots of people here during the summer months. The trailhead is located on the south side of the parking lot, next to the view point wall. This hike has several variations from an easy walk towards Cavell pond or a half day hike to Cavell Meadows Summit. Allow 4 to 5 hours return to the summit of Cavell Meadows. The trail is paved for the first few hundred meters starting near the tourist wall. You can take an easy walk straight towards Cavell Kettle Lake which is what most of the tourist do or take the more demanding left trail upwards towards Cavell Meadows. As you work your way up to the meadows, views of Mount Edith Cavell, Angel Glacier, Cavell Glacier are stunning. In the spring and early summer wildflowers will be blooming all around you. The Cavell Meadows trail is essentially a large loop leading towards a rocky knoll located below Cavell Meadows Summit, total elevation gain to this point is 526m. This view point can be crowed but not near as bad as Cavell Pond below. If you want to escape all the crowds keep working your way up the rock and scree to the top of the Summit. Views from this point just don't get any better than this. From the summit you can see the top of the Angel Glacier, Cavell Glacier, Cavell Kettle Lake below and the north & south Jasper Park Way. Mount Columbia on the south horizon and the daunting huge north face of Mount Edith Cavell are stunning.

You're almost looking summit to summit from this point. In early spring and summer you may see and hear several avalanches roar down Mount Edith Cavell's north face. Mount Edith Cavell was named after an English world war 1 nurse who helped allied soldiers escape from German occupied Belgium. She was executed by the Germans for her noble actions and beliefs. I'm sure there could not be a better dedication then having this mountain named after her. Access to the Tonquin Valley can be found 1Km before the parking lot.

 

Near Here: Local campgrounds include Snaring River, Pocahontas, Wabasso, Wapiti and Whistlers. There are several hiking trails, Opal Hills, Bald Hills, Miette Hot Springs, Punch Bowl Falls, Sky Line, Sulphur Skyline, Whistlers Mountain, Maligne Canyon, Horse Shoe Lake and Athabasca Falls are all located in this area. You are in bear country.


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