Maligne River (AB) - 5th to 6th Bridge II

This run is quite continuous and takes about 30 minutes on the water. It runs through old growth forest so be aware of the many log jams. The crux is an old demolished weir about halfway down the run near the warden station. It creates a little wave train and flushy hole. There is a trail that runs along river right from put in to take out and makes things easily scoutable

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Map

The symbols can be clicked on and provide some simple explanations of why they are there. You can also use the symbols to get directions from Google Maps to the put in/takeout. A handy thing!

Run Information

Takeout

From Jasper go East on Hwy 16. Turn South(Right) at Maligne Lake Rd(goes to Maligne Lake and Jasper Park Lodge). Cross the Moberly bridge and stay Left at the Y intersection immediately after it. Follow for 2.3Km until you reach the turnoff for Maligne 6th Bridge and turn left. Follow 1.6Km to the parking lot.

Put In

From the takeout head back to Maligne Lake Road. Turn left(South) and follow ~1Km and turn left at the turnoff for Maligne 5th Bridge and follow to the parking lot

Character

A continuous shallow river run through old growth pine forest.

Length & Time

1 or 2 hours

Gradient

Unknown

Flow Information

Starts running in May and is usually runnable until late summer. Highest flows usually occur in June. Flow is easy to assess at the put in. If the river looks high it is high. If the river looks low it is low.

Gauge

A rough estimate can be made by looking from 5th bridge downstream to the midstream boulder ~150m downstream.

Low: The boulder is well exposed

Medium: The boulder is visible

High: The boulder is a hole

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