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Jasper, Alberta

Swim at Jasper National Park's Horseshoe Lake

0.9 Miles Total - Loop Trail

Originally added by Jonathan Sinclair

Scenic turquoise coloured lake. Short hike, 1.5km loop. Cliff jumping. Swimming hole close to town.

Best explored on a sunny summer day, this horseshoe shaped lake has crystal clear water that is green turquoise in colour and is surrounded by cliffs. This is a very popular cliff jumping location with the highest jump point said to be at 80 feet. An easy 1.5 km trail brings you from one side of the cliffs to the other, with several scenic viewpoints of the lake and mountains. This lake is an excellent spot to spend a hot summer day.

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Stand Up Paddle
Chillin
Fishing
Photography
Kayaking
Swimming
Hiking
Diving
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Lake
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Cliff Jumping
Swimming Hole

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My favorite lake in Jasper

We spent an afternoon cliff jumping and swimming at Horseshoe Lake. Because it's a little hard to find (and has a tiny parking lot), this lake is usually pretty empty. If you're in Jasper on a sunny day, do yourself a favor and head over here.

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50409 Alberta 16, Canada

Hinton / Jasper KOA

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