Some Parks Canada places have begun a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas and services, including camping. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and be well-prepared for their visit. Details here.

General conditions

While on the trails, please behave responsibly and practice physical distancing. Where possible, create two metres distance between you and other people by stepping to the side and not following directly behind the person or group in front of you. Safety is a shared responsibility. Let’s work together to keep Kootenay National Park safe..

CAUTION! Avalanche danger

You are responsible for your own safety. Check the Avalanche Bulletin for the latest conditions.

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Have you been hiking in the last few days? Share a few pictures with us as well as your impressions. This will help us keep this report accurate for other hikers: pc.kootenayinfo-infokootenay.pc@canada.ca

Radium Hot Springs - Sinclair Pass Area

Caution: Trails are not maintained during winter season (Oct-May). Hazards such as avalanche, fallen trees, slippery sections and trail damage is possible.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Valleyview Good. 06-10-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Loop Good. 06-10-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Restoration Good. 06-10-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Campground Trail Good. 06-10-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Juniper/Sinclair Canyon Good. 06-10-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Sinclair Canyon Trail Good. 06-10-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Moderate Kimpton Creek Trail Good. 06-10-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints;  
Easy Redstreak Creek Trail Good. 06-10-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints;  
Moderate Cobb Lake Trail Good. 06-10-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Difficult Kindersley-Sinclair Pass Loop See comment section 06-10-2022: 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; Freeze / thaw cycle; Trail details
Easy Olive Lake Good. 06-10-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details

Kootenay River Area

Caution: Trails are not maintained during winter season (Oct-May). Hazards such as avalanche, fallen trees, slippery sections and trail damage is possible.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Dog Lake Trail Good. 06-10-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Simpson River Trail Good. 06-10-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details

Rockwall Trail Area

CAUTION! Avalanche danger. You are responsible for your own safety. These trails are in avalanche terrain from November-June.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Numa Creek Trail Good. 06-10-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Difficult Floe Lake Trail Good. 06-10-2022: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Freeze / thaw cycle; Trail details
Difficult Numa Pass Trail Good. 06-10-2022: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Freeze / thaw cycle;  
Moderate Ochre Creek Trail Good. 06-10-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Difficult Rockwall Pass Trail: Rockwall Pass Trail Good. 06-10-2022: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Freeze / thaw cycle; Trail details
Difficult Rockwall Pass Trail: Helmet Creek Trail Caution. 06-10-2022: CAUTION: There is an active wasp nest located near the suspension bridge; Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Difficult Tumbling Creek Trail Good. 06-10-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Difficult Tumbling Pass Trail Good. 06-10-2022: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Freeze / thaw cycle;  
Difficult Goodsir Pass Trail Good. 06-10-2022: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Freeze / thaw cycle;  

Vermillion River Area

Caution: Trails are not maintained during winter season (Oct-May). Hazards such as avalanche, fallen trees, slippery sections and trail damage is possible.

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Fireweed Loops Good. 06-10-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Most Difficult Honeymoon Pass Trail: Honeymoon Pass Not recommended. 06-10-2022: Unmaintained trail; Backcountry travel not recommended; Be careful fording rivers and streams; Numerous trees down on trail; Trail details
Most Difficult Honeymoon Pass Trail: Verdant Creek to Redearth Pass Not recommended. 06-10-2022: Unmaintained trail; Backcountry travel not recommended; Be careful fording rivers and streams; Numerous trees down on trail; Trail details
Difficult Hawk Creek/Ball Pass Trail Good. 06-10-2022: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Freeze / thaw cycle; Trail details
Moderate Stanley Glacier Trail Good. 06-10-2022: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Easy Paint Pots Trail Good. 06-10-2022: Wet and muddy sections; Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Marble Canyon Good. 06-10-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Paint Pots to Marble Canyon trail Good. 06-10-2022: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details