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

Current fire danger: View fire danger rating

Hiking season in Glacier

The snow-free season is short. In May/June, some trails are snowbound or still subject to avalanche risk. In September, snow may start to accumulate at higher elevations. Check in at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre for seasonal recommendations.

Balu Pass trail restriction

Balu Pass is important grizzly bear habitat. Between July 15 and September 30 annually, hikers on this trail must travel in tight groups that include at least four adults. This minimizes disturbance to bears and helps keep this area open to hikers.

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Fire danger rating

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Current fire danger Low 17-08-2019: N/A;  

Camping

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Illecillewaet campground Open. 24-07-2019: Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
N.A. Loop Brook campground Open. 24-07-2019: Respect all posted notices and signs; Trail details
N.A. Mount Sir Donald campground Closed. 15-07-2019: Construction work in progress; Trail details
N.A. Hermit backcountry campsite Open. 24-07-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details
N.A. Mount Sir Donald backcountry campsite Open. 24-07-2019: Mainly dry; Trail details

Short hikes

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy 1885 Rails Trail Open. 24-07-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Easy Loop Brook Trail Open. 24-07-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Easy Bear Creek Falls Trail Open. 24-07-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Easy Meeting of the Waters Trail Open. 24-07-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Easy Rock Garden Trail Open. 24-07-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Easy Hemlock Grove Trail Open. 24-07-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details

Day hikes

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Great Glacier Trail Open. 21-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Bostock Creek Trail Open. 21-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Avalanche Crest Trail Open. 21-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Moderate Balu Pass Trail Closed. 17-08-2019: Grizzly bear(s) in area; Trail details
Moderate Asulkan Valley Trail Open. 21-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Difficult Hermit Trail Open. 21-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Difficult Mount Sir Donald Trail Open. 21-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Difficult Glacier Crest Trail Open. 21-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Difficult Perley Rock Trail Open. 21-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details
Difficult Abbott Ridge Trail Open. 21-08-2019: Trail is in good condition; Trail details

Multi-day hikes

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Beaver Valley Trail Construction is occurring in the area. Please respect all posted notices and signs. 24-07-2019: Unmaintained trail; Trail details
Difficult Bald Hills Trail Open. 24-07-2019: Route finding skills essential; Route unmarked; Trail details