Most backpacking in Kootenay is on the famous Rockwall Trail. This Rocky Mountain classic is worthy of any “bucket list”. Experienced backpackers longing for extended
treks can link trails in Kootenay with trails in Banff and Yoho national parks, and in Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park.
Where to Go | What to Bring | Reservations | Safety | Trail Report
Warnings and Closures
Where to Go
There are six backcountry campgrounds in Kootenay. Five are located along the Rockwall Trail, while the sixth is on the Verdant Creek Trail connecting to Banff National Park. Campgrounds are equipped with:
- tent pads
- dry toilets
- communal picnic tables
- food storage cables or lockers
Backcountry campgrounds in the Shadow and Egypt Lake areas of Banff National Park are also accessible from Kootenay trails. Contact the Kootenay National Park Visitor Centre in Radium to book.