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There’s an excellent variety of running options in the relatively small town of Jasper. This Town Map is a helpful guide. The signature run is the 8.1 km Jasper Discovery Trail. Our recommendations in/near town:

Roads in Town. The main roads in the town of Jasper are fun for exploring on foot. They are wide, with good sidewalks. It’s ~2 km along some the north-south roads, such as Connaught, Patricia, and Geike. East-west, enjoy the roads between¬†Connaught Dr. and Bonhomme St. and ~1¬† good option in winter if it’s snowy/icy. Also, lit at night! The town is longer than it is wider.

Jasper Discovery Trail (Trail #11). A great way to explore Jasper is on this 8.1 km interpretive loop trail, which is also a multi-use path popular with cyclists. Follow Trail #11 on the town map (numerous access points). The easier section is the 3 km alongside Connaught Dr. The trail on the west side of Bonhomme St. is more moderate. As another option, Trail 15, which rides above Trail 11, is more of a trail run, but not too challenging.

Bighorn Trail(Trail #13). A nice way to extend a town road run or the Discovery Trail, this is a popular bike trail that continues north of town from the end of Connaught Dr., staying just west of Highway 16, and connecting the town to the Lake Annette/Lake Edith areas.

Wapiti Trail (Trail #$12). Heading southwest of town, this gravel trail parallels 93A and connects Jasper to the campgrounds, and Whistler Rd. leading to the SkyTram. It’s 3.9 km one-way to Whistlers Campground and 4.7 to Wapiti Campground, where the trail ends.