Trail Condition Report

Kootenay National Park of Canada

Updated: December-07-18

 

 

Fire Danger Rating
Campfires allowed where permitted with permit
Condition Comments
Current Fire Danger Low Late season conditions. Expect the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations.
Radium Hot Springs - Sinclair Pass Area
Condition Comments
Valleyview Winter conditions Variable conditions. Mud, ice and snow. Cleats recommended
Redstreak Loop Winter conditions Variable conditions. Mud, ice and snow. Cleats recommended
Redstreak Restoration Winter conditions Variable conditions. Mud, ice and snow. Cleats recommended
Redstreak Campground Trail Winter conditions Variable conditions. Mud, ice and snow. Cleats recommended
Juniper and Sinclair Canyon Winter conditions Variable conditions. Mud, ice and snow. Cleats recommended
Redstreak Creek Winter conditions Variable conditions. Mud, ice and snow. Cleats recommended
Kimpton Creek Winter conditions Variable conditions. Mud, ice and snow. Cleats recommended
Kindersley / Sinclair Loop Winter conditions Avalanche Danger. Travel is not recommended
Olive Lake Winter conditions Snow patches, wet, muddy and icy sections
Kootenay River Area
Condition Comments
Cobb Lake Winter conditions Variable conditions. Mud, ice and snow. Cleats recommended
Dog Lake Winter conditions Variable conditions. Mud, ice and snow. Cleats recommended
Simpson River Winter conditions Variable conditions. Mud, ice and snow. Cleats recommended
Vermilion Pass Area
Condition Comments
Verdant Creek and Honeymoon Pass Winter conditions Avalanche terrain - Complex - Class 3
Hawk Creek to Ball Pass Winter conditions Avalanche terrain - Complex - Class 3
Stanley Glacier Winter conditions Avalanche risk: Complex Class 3 - top half of trail crosses numerous avalanche paths. Lower section safe to 2.4 km. Stop at bridge over Stanley Creek.
Marble Canyon Winter conditions Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended
Paint Pots Winter conditions Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended
Paint Pots to Marble Canyon Winter conditions Avalanche risk: Simple Class 1 - At about 1.7 km, trail crosses short 30 m wide runout zone of avalanche path.
Tokumm Creek / Prospector's Valley Winter conditions Avalanche risk: Complex Class 3 - top 2/3 of trail is very avalanche prone. No avalanche risk first 3.2 km. Stop before first large slide path.
Fireweed Loops Winter conditions Snowshoes or ice cleats recommended
Rockwall Trails
Condition Comments
Floe Lake Winter conditions Avalanche Risk: Complex Class 3. This trail crosses numerous avalanche paths. Lower section safe to 1.7km. Stop at second bridge over Floe Creek.
Numa Creek CLOSED Bridge(s) out.
Tumbling Creek Winter conditions Avalanche terrain - Complex - Class 3
Ochre Creek Winter conditions Avalanche risk: Complex Class 3 - top part of Ochre Creek trail and beyond is avalanche prone. No avalanche risk first 3.2 km. Stop at first large path.
Helmet Creek and Falls Winter conditions Avalanche terrain - Complex - Class 3
Tumbling / Helmet / Ochre Loop Winter conditions Avalanche terrain - Complex - Class 3
Rockwall - Floe Lake to Helmet Falls Winter conditions Avalanche terrain - Complex - Class 3
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