2 miles
Distance
160 ft
Climb
-154 ft
Descent
00:49:47
Avg time

Mary Schäffer Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    No Mountain Biking
  • Riding Area
    Jasper National Park
    Jasper, Alberta
  • Ref Number
    #21
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    year round
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Land Manager
    Parks Canada

This trail is an easy stroll. In its first kilometre it passes Curly Phillips's historic boathouse (interpretive sign) and reaches a viewpoint that features a set of interpretive panels about Mary Schäffer, famous for her explorations in the Canadian Rockies. In 1908 she and her guides arrived at Maligne Lake by following a map drawn for her by Stoney tribesman Samson Beaver. Outside native circles, the lake was unknown.

Leaving the shoreline, the trail passes through lichen-rich stands of pine, spruce and fragrant subalpine fir as it loops back to the parking lot.

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Access Info

Turn in at the first parking lot at Maligne Lake. Take any path down to the shore and follow the paved trail left.

More Stats for Mary Schäffer Loop bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    4 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,510 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,657 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,525 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,528 ft
  • Grade max
    -14.2%
  • Grade min
    24.3%
  • Distance climb
    3,474 ft
  • Distance down
    3,878 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,827 ft
  • Avg time
    00:49:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:50:12
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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