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.

Effective July 12, 2024 at 1 p.m. until further notice: A fire ban is in effect for Redstreak campground due to elevated fire danger.
Effective July 13, 2024 at 12:01 a.m. until further notice: A fire ban is in effect for all areas of Kootenay National Park due to elevated fire danger.
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Fire Danger Rating

Current Fire Rating

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Current fire danger Extreme 15-07-2024: Fire ban in effect;  

Radium Hot Springs - Sinclair Pass Area

Fishing and watercraft prohibited in Kootenay National Park.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Valleyview Good. 22-07-2024: Mainly dry; Watch for ticks; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Loop Good. 22-07-2024: Mainly dry; Watch for ticks; Trail details
Easy Letwilc7úl̓ecw Good. 22-07-2024: Mainly dry; Watch for ticks; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Campground Trail Good. 22-07-2024: Mainly dry; Watch for ticks; Trail details
Easy Juniper/Sinclair Canyon Good. 22-07-2024: Mainly dry; Watch for ticks; Trail details
Easy Sinclair Canyon Trail Good. 22-07-2024: Mainly dry; Watch for ticks; Trail details
Moderate Kimpton Creek Trail Good. 22-07-2024: Mainly dry; Watch for ticks;  
Easy Redstreak Creek Trail Good. 22-07-2024: Mainly dry; Watch for ticks;  
Moderate Cobb Lake Trail Fair. 22-07-2024: Mainly dry; Wet and muddy sections; Stream levels are high; Trail details
Difficult Kindersley-Sinclair Pass Loop See comment section 22-07-2024: 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; Unmaintained trail; Numerous trees down on trail; Snow patches; Trail details
Easy Olive Lake Good. 22-07-2024: Mainly dry; Watch for ticks; Trail details

Kootenay River Area

Fishing and watercraft prohibited in Kootenay National Park.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Dog Lake Trail Good. 22-07-2024: Mainly dry; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Simpson River Trail Fair. 22-07-2024: Flooded sections; Wet and muddy sections; Water levels are high; Watch for ticks; Trail overgrown with vegetation; Trail details

Vermillion River Area

Fishing and watercraft prohibited in Kootenay National Park. Kootenay National Park backcountry campgrounds are closed until July 5 due to deep unsupported snowpack and unsafe travel conditions.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Fireweed Loops Good. 22-07-2024: Mainly dry; Trail details
Most Difficult Honeymoon Pass Trail: Honeymoon Pass Not recommended. 22-07-2024: Backcountry travel not recommended; Route unmarked; Be careful fording rivers and streams; Numerous trees down on trail; Difficult route finding ; Trail overgrown with vegetation; Wet and muddy sections; Snow patches; Trail details
Most Difficult Honeymoon Pass Trail: Verdant Creek to Redearth Pass Not recommended. 22-07-2024: Backcountry travel not recommended; Route unmarked; Be careful fording rivers and streams; Numerous trees down on trail; Difficult route finding ; Trail overgrown with vegetation; Wet and muddy sections; Snow patches; Trail details
Difficult Hawk Creek/Ball Pass Trail Fair. 22-07-2024: Numerous trees down on trail; Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Moderate Stanley Glacier Trail Good. 22-07-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Trail details
Easy Paint Pots Trail Good. 22-07-2024: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Marble Canyon Good. 22-07-2024: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Paint Pots to Marble Canyon trail Good. 22-07-2024: Mainly dry; Trail details

Rockwall Trail Area

Fishing and watercraft prohibited in Kootenay National Park. Kootenay backcountry campgrounds are closed until July 5 due to deep unsupported snowpack and unsafe travel conditions.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Numa Creek Trail Fair. 22-07-2024: Extensive trail erosion; Stream crossings; Trail details
Difficult Floe Lake Trail Good. 22-07-2024: Watch for ticks; Trail overgrown with vegetation; Stream crossings; Trail details
Difficult Numa Pass Trail Fair. 22-07-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Snow patches; Stream crossings;  
Moderate Ochre Creek Trail Good. 22-07-2024: Watch for ticks; Trail details
Difficult Rockwall Pass Trail: Rockwall Pass Trail Fair. 22-07-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Snow patches; Stream crossings; Trail details
Difficult Rockwall Pass Trail: Helmet Creek Trail Good. 22-07-2024: Watch for ticks; Bears frequenting the area; Trail details
Difficult Tumbling Creek Trail Fair. 22-07-2024: Avalanche debris on trail; Deadfall on trail; Stream crossings; Trail details
Difficult Tumbling Pass Trail Fair. 22-07-2024: Wet and muddy sections;  
Difficult Goodsir Pass Trail Fair. 22-07-2024: Wet and muddy sections; Snow patches; Stream crossings;  
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