Tonquin Valley Trail at Cavell Lake

Tonquin Valley Hiking Trail at Cavell Lake in Autumn Sunset - Mount Edith Cavell, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

September 24, 2011: Colourful quiet autumn by Cavell Lake in Mount Edith Cavell. The famous Ghost Glacier can be seen in the background.


Tonquin Valley is one of the most scenic destinations in Jasper National Park for backcountry hiking enthusiasts. There are two trail heads to Tonquin Valley, and one of them starts at Mount Edith Cavell. Check the map below for exact location.

The following photos were taken at the very beginning section of Tonquin Valley hiking trail (18.6km one way, at least 3 days on foot or horse ride).

Autumn Scenery of Cavell Lake during Sunset Hours - Mount Edith Cavell, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

September 24, 2011: Looking over Cavell Lake. The autumn scenery is so colorful, along with snow-capped Mt. Edith Cavell.



Tonquin Valley Hiking Trailhead at Cavell Lake - Mount Edith Cavell, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

September 24, 2011: Standing by Cavell Lake with Mount Edith Cavell in the background

Standing on Rocks in Cavell Lake in Autumn Season - Mount Edith Cavell, Jasper National Park, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

September 24, 2011: Standing on moss-covered rocks in Cavell Lake

Hikers Bridge along Tonquin Valley Hiking Trail at Cavell Lake - Mount Edith Cavell, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

September 24, 2011: This is the bridge at the north edge of Cavell Lake. The hiking trail to Tonquin Valley starts right here!

TONQUIN VALLEY TRAIL INFO

Caribou range – no dogs allowed. 42 km. Elevation gain 700 m. Maximum elevation 2210 m. Trailheads are at km 12.7 on the Cavell Rd and at km 6.3 on the Marmot Basin Rd. This is a beautiful alpine region although in rainy seasons the trail gets muddy. There are several good day hikes in this area. Seasonal fishing is permitted in Amethyst and Moat Lakes. Regular horse use during July and August can make trails difficult for hikers.

Note: No open fires. Use of a stove is mandatory.

Source: Park Canada | Download Map.pdf | View Map below

Map

Exact location of Tonquin Valley Trail Head at Cavell Lake is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map). You may also want to check the Edith Cavell map from Parks Canada.


EXTERNAL LINK

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