September 29, 2020
Old Fort Point is a prominent bedrock hill, South of Jasper town. The trail is steep in places and provides excellent views of Jasper, Jasper Park Lodge, Lakes Edith and Annette, Lac Beauvert and Pyramid Mountain. Heading clockwise, the trail climbs gradually through forest and up rocky ridges to the top, before a steep drop down a mostly bald hill. It was beautiful on this day. (Other posts that are tied to this hike, will appear next in sequence….On the Verge and Pyramid Rainbow & Athabasca River).
- trailhead is located on Old Fort Point Road, accessible from Highway 93A (continuation of Hazel Avenue, Jasper)
- Distance 3.8 km (2.5 miles)
- Elevation gain/loss 130 m (426.5 feet)
The ever changing trail.
The flora and foliage
The fauna, a squirrel, two Three-toed Woodpeckers and an unknown red bug.
The views from the Red Chairs
Views on the way down from the top. The first slide is of Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and the second last is of the Athabasca River.