12 miles
Distance
1,017 ft
Climb
-92 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Tonquin Valley Details

  • Riding Area
    Jasper National Park
    Jasper, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Winter only trail
  • Trail Type
    Winter/Fatbike Only
  • Bike Type
    Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Season
    Feb-Apr
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

A big ride into the Jasper back country which should not be taken lightly. This route is very committing and takes you into the wilderness, far from help in the kind of place where an outing can quickly turn into an epic. The route follows the Tonquin Valley trail until it meets the Astoria river then follows the river to its source at Amethyst Lake.

Access Info

Access via Edith Cavell Road

Disclaimer

Only permitted from Feb 15 until spring thaw due to Caribou protection measures

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Tonquin Valley bike trail
  • Altitude change
    925 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,533 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,594 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,519 ft
  • Grade
    1.45%
  • Grade max
    -0.939%
  • Grade min
    11.967%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Status:
on Mar 18, 2018
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Trail Style
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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to tonquin-valley trailhead (52.703960, -118.060760)
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Tonquin Valley Trail Reports

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Mar 18, 2018 @ 12:55pm
Mar 18, 2018
Snowshoes required to take river as was covered in 6 feet ice and snow
Mar 18, 2018 @ 12:54pm
Mar 18, 2018
Snowshoes required. I went up the river, it’s the only trail, about 3 kms in.
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Jul 28, 2009 @ 10:14am
Jul 28, 2009
| 2 comments Tonquin Valley, Jasper

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