Eremite Valley

  • Canada Alberta: Jasper NP, Eremite Valley, , Walkopedia
  • Canada Alberta: Jasper NP, Eremite Valley, , Walkopedia
  • Canada Alberta: Jasper NP, Eremite Valley, , Walkopedia

Key information: Eremite Valley

  • A lovely, forested valley leading to marvellous scenery lake-and-mountain at its upper end.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating83
  • Beauty34
  • Natural interest15
  • Human interest2
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating83

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 16km + round trip
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
Eremite Valley: © Flickr user Priya Biswas


Beginning on the lower Astoria River Trail, walk up this lovely valley (and access route to the famously magnificent Tonquin Valley), to the Surprise Point Campsite (2km in).

Here you turn off to climb up the Eremite side valley to stunning Arrowhead Lake, 6km further on. You can walk even further up into this wonderful, remote high valley area surrounded by grand mountains.

This is moderately demanding walking in remote mountains with uncertain weather and white bears are common. Come fully prepared.

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For more information and photos, including detailed practical information and some warnings, see our Jasper NP walk page.

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Eremite Valley: © Flickr user Miguel Vieira

Safety and problems: All walks have inherent risks and potential problems, and many of the walks featured on this website involve significant risks, dangers and problems. Problems of any sort can arise on any walk. This website does not purport to identify any (or all) actual or potential risks, dangers and problems that may relate to any particular walk.

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