Hiking in Jasper National Park.

Cottonwood Slough - Patricia Lake Circuit

Cottonwood Slough - Patricia Lake Circuit


Patricia Lake is a Vivid lake and the cottonwood slough hike goes around unique wetlands overlooking birds, moose, beaver, Project Habbakuk, and bears during certain seasons.

Hiking Distance      The cottonwood slough circuit is about 5.1 km.
Hiking Time      It will take about 1.5 hours to hike the circuit.
60 m Elevation gain.

Getting There
You will easily find the Cottonwood slough and Patricia Lake circuit trailhead by taking Connaught Drive to Cedar Avenue to the back of Jasper where the street name changes to Pyramid Avenue and then Pyramid Lake Road. Follow the sign towards Pyramid Lake and go 1.0 km to the Cottonwood Slough parking area on your left.

The Hike
On the hike, go clockwise, turning right at each hiking trail junction. Near the end of the hike you will head left on trail #2 to Pyramid Lake Road. Cross the paved road, turning right and following trail #2 a short distance past a small brook, again crossing the road to reach the trailhead parking area.

Bears do frequent the Cottonwood slough circuit during berry season.

Cottonwood Slough Hiking Trail Map