Whether you’re out for a leisurely hike or a longer adventure, make your trip a safe one by checking the latest conditions.

Bear safety

It's berry season, bear encounters are more likely. If you’re out on the trails, try to stay alert, travel in a tight group, make noise, carry bear spray and know how to use it.

Be bear aware
Elk rutting season

An annual area closure is in place on the Blakiston Fan to prevent disturbance of elk rutting in the area.

Important bulletins 

Around town

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Kootenai Brown Trail Good. 01-09-2020: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Prince of Wales Loop Trail Good. 28-09-2020: Mainly dry; Intermittent closures required in fall/winter for trail improvements; Trail details
Easy Townsite Loop Trail Good. 01-09-2020: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Alderson-Carthew Trail (from Townsite trailhead) Variable conditions. 21-09-2020: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Bear's Hump Trail Good. 01-09-2020: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Bertha Lake Trail Variable conditions. 01-09-2020: Bridge over Bertha Creek near Lower Bertha Falls is closed; Potential stream crossings; Trail details
Moderate Townsite-Crandell Lake Trail Variable conditions. 01-09-2020: Minor rough sections; Trail details
Easy Linnet Lake Loop Trail Good. 04-08-2020: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Crypt Lake Trail Good. 01-09-2020: This hike requires a boat shuttle to and from the trailhead. Contact Waterton Shoreline Cruise Co. (403 859 2362) for shuttle schedule and availability, particularly during spring and fall; Trail details
Moderate Lower Bertha Falls Trail Variable conditions. 01-09-2020: Bridge over Bertha Creek near Lower Bertha Falls is closed; Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Lakeshore Trail Variable conditions. 01-09-2020: Trail is in good condition; Open to the Canada-U.S.A border; Bear warning in effect; Trail details

Akamina Parkway

The Akamina Parkway is now open for hiking and biking, and will open to vehicles on October 1, 2020.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Akamina Lake Trail Open. 22-09-2020: Mainly dry; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Easy Cameron Lakeshore Trail Open. 22-09-2020: Mainly dry; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Lower Rowe Lakes Trail Open. 22-09-2020: Mainly dry; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Upper Rowe Lakes Trail Open. 22-09-2020: Mainly dry; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Moderate Boundary Creek Trail Open. 22-09-2020: Mainly dry; Open to the Canada-U.S.A border; Trail not maintained often; Trail details
Difficult Carthew-Alderson Trail Open. 22-09-2020: Mainly dry; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Difficult Tamarack Trail (from Rowe Meadow to Lone Lake) Good. 21-09-2020: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Summit Lake Trail Open. 22-09-2020: Mainly dry; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Moderate Lineham Falls Trail Open. 22-09-2020: Mainly dry; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Moderate Akamina Pass Trail Open. 22-09-2020: Mainly dry; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Akamina Parkway) Open. 22-09-2020: Mainly dry; Walk or bike in access only, road closed to vehicles; Trail details

Red Rock Parkway

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Blakiston Falls Good. 01-09-2020: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Lost Lake Trail Good. 01-09-2020: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Avion Ridge Variable conditions. 01-09-2020: Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Moderate Bellevue Trail Good. 01-09-2020: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Snowshoe Trail Good. 01-09-2020: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Red Rock Canyon Loop Trail Good. 01-09-2020: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Blakiston Valley Trail Good. 01-09-2020: Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Twin Lakes Trail Good. 01-09-2020: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult South Kootenay Pass Trail Good. 01-09-2020: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Sage Pass Trail Good. 01-09-2020: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Lone Lake Trail Good. 01-09-2020: Mainly dry; Trail details
Difficult Goat Lake Trail Good. 01-09-2020: Mainly dry; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Red Rock Parkway) Good. 01-09-2020: Mainly dry; Trail details

Eastern areas / Highway 6

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Vimy Trail (from Wishbone junction) Good. 01-09-2020: Sections of trail overgrown with vegetation; Trail details
Moderate Wishbone Trail Variable conditions. 01-09-2020: Trail is in good condition; Mainly dry; Trail details
Moderate Horseshoe Basin Trail Variable conditions. 01-09-2020: Route finding may be necessary; Sections of trail overgrown with vegetation; Trail details