Safety warnings

Be alert! Its berry season!  Travel in groups, make noise, carry bear spray and know how to use it. Keep pets on a leash at all times.

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Radium Hot Springs - Sinclair Pass Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Valleyview Good. 16-08-2019: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Loop Good. 16-08-2019: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Restoration Good. 16-08-2019: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Redstreak Campground Trail Good. 16-08-2019: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Juniper/Sinclair Canyon Good. 16-08-2019: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Sinclair Canyon Trail Good. 16-08-2019: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Moderate Kimpton Creek Trail Good. 16-08-2019: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints;  
Easy Redstreak Creek Trail Good. 10-08-2019: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints;  
Moderate Cobb Lake Trail Good. 31-07-2019: Bear with cub(s) frequesting the area; Trail details
Difficult Kindersley-Sinclair Pass Loop Travel restriction. 03-08-2019: 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.; Bears frequenting the area; Trail details
Easy Olive Lake Good. 16-08-2019: Bear with cub(s) frequesting the area; Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details

Kootenay River Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Dog Lake Trail Good. 16-08-2019: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Simpson River Trail Good. 10-08-2019: Hazardous trees; No access to Mt. Assiniboine Park. Surprise Creek bridge removed. Fording Simpson River not advised. http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/mt_assiniboine/; Trail details
Moderate Hector Gorge Trail Trees blown down. 31-07-2019: Not recommended for horses; Stay on designated trails and viewpoints;  
Moderate Dolly Varden Trail Trees blown down. 31-07-2019: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints;  
Easy East Kootenay Trail Trees blown down. 31-07-2019: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints;  
Route Luxor Pass Trail Unknown conditions. 31-07-2019: Caution; Challenging route ; Deadfall on trail; Unmaintained trail;  
Easy West Kootenay Trail Trees blown down. 31-07-2019: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints;  

Rockwall Trail Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Floe Lake Trail Good. 10-08-2019: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Difficult Helmet Creek Trail Good. 16-08-2019: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
N.A. Numa Creek Trail Closed. 16-08-2019: Bridge(s) out; Trail details
Difficult Numa Pass Trail Good. 16-08-2019: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints;  
Moderate Ochre Creek Trail Good. 16-08-2019: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Difficult Rockwall Pass Trail Good. 16-08-2019: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Difficult Tumbling Creek Trail Good. 16-08-2019: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail; Trail details
Difficult Tumbling Pass Trail Good. 16-08-2019: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail;  
Difficult Goodsir Pass Trail Good. 16-08-2019: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail;  
Easy Wolverine Cabin Trail Good. 31-07-2019: Fragile alpine vegetation, stay on the trail;  

Vermillion River Area

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Fireweed Loops Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Most Difficult Honeymoon Pass Trail: Honeymoon Pass Good. 10-08-2019: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Most Difficult Honeymoon Pass Trail: Verdant Creek to Redearth Pass Hazardous conditions. 16-08-2019: Backcountry travel not recommended; Be careful fording rivers and streams; Difficult route finding ; Deadfall on trail; Hazardous trees; Route finding skills essential; Trail details
Difficult Hawk Creek/Ball Pass Trail Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Easy Tokumm Valley Trail Good. 31-07-2019: Stay on designated trails and viewpoints; Trail details
Moderate Stanley Glacier Trail Good. 10-08-2019: Bear warning in effect; Trail details
Easy Paint Pots Trail Good. 10-08-2019: Bear warning in effect; Trail details
Easy Marble Canyon Good. 10-08-2019: Bear warning in effect; Trail details
Easy Paint Pots to Marble Canyon trail Good. 10-08-2019: Bear warning in effect; Trail details