Trail conditions

Kootenay National Park

In the mountains, trail conditions can change quickly. Find the latest trail condition reports and closures for Kootenay National Park. Be sure to check back often for up-to-date information.

CAUTION! Avalanche danger

You are responsible for your own safety. Check the Avalanche Bulletin for the latest conditions.

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Radium Hot Springs - Sinclair Pass Area

Caution: Trails are not maintained during winter season (Oct-May). Hazards such as avalanche, fallen trees, slippery sections and trail damage is possible.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Valleyview Good. 29-05-2023: Mainly dry; Watch for ticks; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Loop Good. 29-05-2023: Mainly dry; Watch for ticks; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Restoration Good. 29-05-2023: Mainly dry; Watch for ticks; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Campground Trail Good. 29-05-2023: Mainly dry; Watch for ticks; Trail details
Easy Juniper/Sinclair Canyon Caution. 29-05-2023: Mainly dry; Watch for ticks; Deadfall on trail; Trail details
Easy Sinclair Canyon Trail Good. 29-05-2023: Mainly dry; Watch for ticks; Trail details
Moderate Kimpton Creek Trail Fair. 29-05-2023: Use caution; Wet and muddy sections;  
Easy Redstreak Creek Trail Fair. 29-05-2023: Mainly dry;  
Moderate Cobb Lake Trail Good. 29-05-2023: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Kindersley-Sinclair Pass Loop See comment section 29-05-2023: Seasonal Restriction: Hiking parties must be in a group size of four or more. The maximum distance between two individuals must not exceed 3 metres and should be less when sight or hearing is reduced by the physical surroundings. Each hiking party should carry bear spray with them; Not recommended; Snowbound at higher elevation; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Olive Lake No access. 29-05-2023: Parking lot closed during winter season; Trail details

Kootenay River Area

Caution: Trails are not maintained during winter season (Oct-May). Hazards such as avalanche, fallen trees, slippery sections and trail damage is possible.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Dog Lake Trail Good. 29-05-2023: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Simpson River Trail Caution. 29-05-2023: Flooded sections; Trail details

Vermillion River Area

Caution: Trails are not maintained during winter season (Oct-May). Hazards such as avalanche, fallen trees, slippery sections and trail damage is possible.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Fireweed Loops Fair. 29-05-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Most Difficult Honeymoon Pass Trail: Honeymoon Pass Not recommended. 29-05-2023: Snowbound at higher elevation; Unmaintained trail; Route unmarked; Backcountry travel not recommended; Be careful fording rivers and streams; Numerous trees down on trail; Difficult route finding ; Trail details
Most Difficult Honeymoon Pass Trail: Verdant Creek to Redearth Pass Not recommended. 29-05-2023: Snowbound at higher elevation; Unmaintained trail; Route unmarked; Backcountry travel not recommended; Be careful fording rivers and streams; Numerous trees down on trail; Difficult route finding ; Trail details
Difficult Hawk Creek/Ball Pass Trail Snowbound. 29-05-2023: Snowbound at higher elevation; Wet and muddy sections; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Trail details
Moderate Stanley Glacier Trail Snow at higher elevations. 29-05-2023: Snowbound at higher elevation; Sections of deep snow; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Paint Pots Trail Spring conditions. 29-05-2023: Use caution; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Marble Canyon Spring conditions. 29-05-2023: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Paint Pots to Marble Canyon trail Spring conditions. 29-05-2023: Snow covered sections; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details

Rockwall Trail Area

CAUTION! Avalanche danger. You are responsible for your own safety. These trails are in avalanche terrain from November-June.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Numa Creek Trail Snowbound. 29-05-2023: Snowbound at higher elevation; Sections of deep snow; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Floe Lake Trail Snowbound. 29-05-2023: Snowbound at higher elevation; Sections of deep snow; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Numa Pass Trail Snowbound. 29-05-2023: Snowbound at higher elevation; Sections of deep snow; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Wet and muddy sections;  
Moderate Ochre Creek Trail Snowbound. 29-05-2023: Snowbound at higher elevation; Sections of deep snow; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Rockwall Pass Trail: Rockwall Pass Trail Not recommended. 29-05-2023: Snowbound at higher elevation; Sections of deep snow; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Wet and muddy sections; Risk of post-holing; Trail details
Difficult Rockwall Pass Trail: Helmet Creek Trail Snowbound. 29-05-2023: Snowbound at higher elevation; Sections of deep snow; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Tumbling Creek Trail Snowbound. 29-05-2023: Snowbound at higher elevation; Sections of deep snow; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Difficult Tumbling Pass Trail Snowbound. 29-05-2023: Snowbound at higher elevation; Sections of deep snow; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult Goodsir Pass Trail Not recommended. 29-05-2023: Snowbound at higher elevation; Sections of deep snow; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Wet and muddy sections; Risk of post-holing;  
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