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.

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Fire Danger Rating

Current Fire Rating

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Current fire danger Low 11-04-2024: Not applicable;  

Radium Hot Springs - Sinclair Pass Area

Caution: Trails are not maintained during winter season (October-May). Hazards such as fallen trees, slippery sections and trail damage possible. In order to prevent the spread of whirling disease, it is prohibited to enter, approach or remain within 3m of any waterbody in Kootenay National Park.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Valleyview Fair. 19-04-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Loop Road access closed 19-04-2024: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Restoration Road access closed 19-04-2024: Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Campground Trail Trail Closed. 19-04-2024: Adhere to all posted warnings and closures along trails; Trail details
Easy Juniper/Sinclair Canyon Fair. 19-04-2024: Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Sinclair Canyon Trail Fair. 19-04-2024: Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Kimpton Creek Trail Snow covered. 19-04-2024: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Stay on designated trails and viewpoints;  
Easy Redstreak Creek Trail Snow covered. 19-04-2024: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Stay on designated trails and viewpoints;  
Moderate Cobb Lake Trail Snow covered. 19-04-2024: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Difficult Kindersley-Sinclair Pass Loop Winter conditions. 19-04-2024: Unmaintained trail; Avalanche danger at high altitude; Snow covered; Numerous trees down on trail; Not recommended; Trail details
Easy Olive Lake See comment section 19-04-2024: Parking lot closed during winter season; Trail details

Kootenay River Area

Caution: Trails are not maintained during winter season (October-May). Hazards such as fallen trees, slippery sections and trail damage possible. In order to prevent the spread of whirling disease, it is prohibited to enter, approach or remain within 3m of any waterbody in Kootenay National Park.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Dog Lake Trail Poor. 19-04-2024: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Cleats recommended; Deadfall on trail; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Simpson River Trail Variable conditions. 19-04-2024: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details

Vermillion River Area

Caution: Trails are not maintained during winter season (October-May). Hazards such as fallen trees, slippery sections and trail damage possible. In order to prevent the spread of whirling disease, it is prohibited to enter, approach or remain within 3m of any waterbody in Kootenay National Park.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Fireweed Loops Snow covered. 19-04-2024: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Easy Paint Pots Trail Snow covered. 19-04-2024: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Easy Marble Canyon Snow covered. 19-04-2024: Ice, snow and slippery sections; Use caution; Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Easy Paint Pots to Marble Canyon trail Caution. 19-04-2024: Avalanche risk: Simple class 1 - at 1.7 km, the trail crosses a 30m wide runout zone of avalanche path; Unmaintained trail; Use caution; Ice, snow and slippery sections; Trail details
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