Tip van de auteur
Bears are present and active around all hiking routes. Be sure to review The Parks Canada information regarding travel in bear country to familiarize yourself with best practices. Always carry bear spray and know how to use it.
The weather in this area can change quickly. Even if you start a hike with blue skies, it could easily be storming (or even snowing) by the afternoon. Check the weather report daily to adjust your hiking schedule as needed.
Trail Conditions can vary based on the season and weather. Check with a local visitor's center or visit the Parks Canada Website for the most up to date trail conditions. Always be prepared to turn back you feel that snow or rain makes a trail unsafe.
- During the second half of this hike as you are moving uphill, you'll see lots of small unmarked paths that veer off the trail. These are human-made shortcuts, but paths like these contribute to erosion and the degradation of the environment. It will always be obvious which route is the main trail, so please respect the landscape (and avoid getting lost) by staying on the main trail we've mapped for you.
- The final 400 meters at the top of this hike is a scramble up loose rock. Use caution with your footing and balance as you make the climb upwards.
Tips en hints
- Restrooms: There are public outhouses on the downhill side of the parking lot, opposite the trailhead.
- Cell Service: There is no service at the springs or on the hike.
Points of Interest:
Miette Hot Springs
Miette Hot Springs is known to have the warmest water of all the springs in the Canadian Rockies. The mineral-rich water flows from the mountain at 54°C (129°F), so it must be cooled slightly before entering the pool at a temperature of 40°C (104°F). You'll find the springs extremely popular during the day, so if you'd like to beat the crowds you'll have to visit early or late in the day.
Food & Drink:
While you won't see any restaurants or services on the drive from Jasper, there is a cafe at the hot springs that serves coffee, pastries, and sandwiches. See your driving route notes for additional recommendations in Jasper.