Since you’re already
in the area, why not summit Old Fort Point to get a bird’s eye view of the town
of Jasper and the surrounding mountain ranges? There are two options for
reaching the top. You can either take Trail 1 from the parking lot that takes
the long way around (roughly 4 kilometres) coming up to the summit from
behind, or take the stairs from the
parking lot to hike up the front side for a steeper, but much faster climb.
Keep in mind that in the winter, snowshoes may be required for the longer loop,
and the front side climb may not be an option due to it being too icy. Also –
be sure to keep your eye out for the big horn sheep that frequent the area!