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.

General conditions

While on the trails, please behave responsibly and practice physical distancing. Where possible, create two metres distance between you and other people by stepping to the side and not following directly behind the person or group in front of you. Safety is a shared responsibility. Let’s work together to keep Kootenay National Park safe..

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 Winter conditions. 03-12-2022: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Loop Road access closed 03-12-2022: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Restoration Road access closed 03-12-2022: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Campground Trail Road access closed 03-12-2022: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Easy Juniper/Sinclair Canyon Winter conditions. 03-12-2022: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Easy Sinclair Canyon Trail Winter conditions. 03-12-2022: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Moderate Kimpton Creek Trail Winter conditions. 03-12-2022: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail;  
Easy Redstreak Creek Trail Winter conditions. 03-12-2022: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail;  
Moderate Cobb Lake Trail Winter conditions. 03-12-2022: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Difficult Kindersley-Sinclair Pass Loop Winter conditions. 01-12-2022: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Easy Olive Lake No access. 03-12-2022: Parking lot closed during winter season; Snow covered; Unmaintained trail; Not recommended; 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 Winter conditions. 03-12-2022: Snow covered; Unmaintained trail; Use caution; Trail details
Easy Simpson River Trail Winter conditions. 03-12-2022: Snow covered; Unmaintained trail; Use caution; 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 Winter conditions. 03-12-2022: Snow covered; Unmaintained trail; Use caution; Snowshoeing recommended; Trail details
Easy Paint Pots Trail Winter conditions. 03-12-2022: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Marble Canyon Winter conditions. 03-12-2022: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Cleats recommended; Trail details
Easy Paint Pots to Marble Canyon trail Caution. 03-12-2022: Avalanche risk: Simple class 1 - at 1.7 km, the trail crosses a 30m wide runout zone of avalanche path; Unmaintained trail; Snow covered; Snowshoeing recommended; Trail details
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