Explore the most popular hiking trails near East Kootenay G with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

walking
25 days ago

Very beautiful little walk year round!

hiking
26 days ago

Very easy hike up to the lookout before the loop - if you do the loop, start up the right side as you reach the waterfall sooner and it’s less steep/shorter than the alternative side where it’s a very strenuous hike up, especially with the loose terrain.

Nice hike, pretty easy going on the maintained trail. Once you get past that for the loop at the end it gets kinda sketchy, lots of snow on steep shale. There are a lot of big icicles that were starting to break off so would recommend moving as quickly as possible through the section that takes you directly beneath them.

hiking
1 month ago

October 15 hike

**review below : found half of an ice climbing spikes pair, black diamond, on the way back from the final loop. Left them under the wastebin at the trail head.

30M/32F/8 months old toddler in harness.
Quite the great hike. Starts off with a slight incline in a regrowth area with short pine-like trees. This part was muddy on the way back after the sunny day. After that you reach a forested plateau and cross a stream of ice-cold water. A little while later a last climb brings you to the openvalley with the glacier ocerhead, and you can see a plateau overlooking the valley in the distance. That’s where you can (its the best part really) head if you choose to do the last little loop after the marker saying this is no longer a maintained trail. It starts with a steep open climb/scramble after a little boulder area, culminating in (iced over at this point in the year and with some falling icicles the size of a person’s head at some point) some falls and caverns behind them. It gets easier then and you soon reach the plateau, with some little streams behind, quite gorgeous. You then climb back down in a scrambly way.
At this time of year after 2 cold weeks, the snow covers the trail and makes the scrambles a little strenuous and a bit dangerous, so walking poles are recommended. For the way up crampons also efficient (on the way down it hinders you in open snow). The wife was actually scared during the loop with the baby in the harness, but i repeat that it it the best part!
Took us all in all without breaks a good 3 1/2 hours, and we are usually a bit faster than average.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy walk with the kids and family. Keep left on the bridge colors are better in the summer, very brown and dark in the fall. Pretty scenery and great area to picnic in. Kids had fun on the bridge.

Very short but worth the visit! Super easy walk, no spikes needed but it’s muddy so hiking boots best. Very pretty self guided hike with a nice waterfall at the end. Almost too short!

Did this hike today snow and ice on the last 1/3, crampons/cleats definitely required but worth the hike.

Oct 6, 2018- Cool views

hiking
1 month ago

It was a great hike with amazing views. Despite being cold and cloudy there was still a great view of the glacier. Up at the back of the loop we saw a family of ptarmigan, and on the glacial stream we met an ermine, and then on the way down from the caves we saw a friendly pika that even came out to meet our dog! Overall, a great day.

Great hike! We ran out of energy so didn't do the full loop at the end, but we ventured part way out past the end of the "official" trail. Even without doing the last mile across the loose shale, it was a great hike and we felt very rewarded with amazing views and a unique landscape.

Did this with Rocky Mountain Adaptive last week, hauling up trail riders- great experience but sadly was pretty foggy at the opening section so didn't see it all in full glory.. will come back and do the extra loop next time to see cave etc.

1 month ago

Easy path, beautiful canyon and thrilling waterfall at the end.

nature trips
1 month ago

Wonderful hike! The switchbacks are through shoulder high pine trees, making for beautiful vistas. The creek crossing is lovely, the forest beautiful, then you reach the box canyon and fully see the glacier - glorious. You hear the water in the creek and the rumble of the glacier above. The loop over the top plateau is quite steep and loose rock, super fun (better with hiking poles). Fantastic views. No bugs this time of year.

Beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

SPECTACULAR. There are no words to describe how much I loved this trail. We got caught in some weather, so ended up completing the trail in 3 days. It was a grind, but it was stunning. We hiked from North to South, which I would definitely recommend.

hiking
2 months ago

The first part of this hike takes about an hour until you get to a plateau where the views get better, most people stop here and enjoy their lunches while looking at the Glaciers and mountains around. This first part is fairly easy with nice inclined at the begging and towards the end before the plateau.
If you feel energetic I highly recommend doing the loop from the plateau, as you look up the right side has a small waterfall, marmots and caves, took us about 1 hour 10 min to do the loop.
Hiking poles and hiking boots recommended for that last section.
It was pretty crowded by 10 am so go early.

2 months ago

I didn’t really enjoy this little stroll, although it was nice and easy for everybody to be able to complete. I went in early to mid September so it’s very possible that I didn’t get the full effect with full pools and differing colours.

The orange clay was kind of neat. But at the end it was just a couple very small orange pools (smaller then Ink Pots) and just didn’t seem to be worth the stop when compared to other short treks.

hiking
2 months ago

A super easy fast hike with a great view of some falls at the end. The canyon is fascinating, I really enjoyed this hike, I did it at dusk and got some gorgeous pictures.

I recommend everyone check this out. Easy to fit in after a long hike or while passing through!

hiking
2 months ago

It's a very nice hike. Definately well worth the trip. We went end of August.

If you have time and energy, go all the way up to the plateau where you see a line of trees below the glacier. It is almost a mile beyond the end of the trail and rigorous climb up the shale but SO worth it! There are two trails to get there. When you get there, you will feel like you’ve stepped into a big secret! It’s a beautiful little forest, with a meadow and a bustling stream with incredible views right beneath the glacier! One of the prettiest destinations I’ve been to on a hike!

Beautiful! Easy hike.

2 months ago

Great trail and not very difficult. Views of the glacier and waterfall are well worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

Great views , the waterfalls are beautiful by the cave and the glacier you’ll defiantly have to see .
: ) nice trail .

2 months ago

beautiful color in creek. Cute, quick hike to break up drive. Turn LEFT as soon as you cross bridge.

Excellent hike, just hurry up the first switchbacks until you get into the bowl at the top. My 5 year old did the entire trip and my 3 year old did about 60% of it. Lots of Picas at the top.

nature trips
2 months ago

Great views and incredible to see Burgess Shale fossils

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing 4 - 6 day back-country hike (5 days recommended) that truly leaves civilization behind. The choice to make, though, is to deal with mosquitoes, deer flies, horse flies, ticks, and dead-fall / avalanche debris at the start of the season, or risk snow and views spoiled somewhat by BC wildfire smoke near the end.

The hight of this canyon is impressive, the walk in the Johnston Canyon is prettier but this Canyon itself is more beautiful. The water's colour is unreal. The end is beautiful, come around noon to have the best light. It's not too crowed compare to the JC.
The walk is super easy, it's not even a hike. Perfect for smoky days like today.

After a full day of day hikes through Banff National Park, we stumbled upon this hike by accident. We already were exhausted so we made it to the bridge before we turned around (getting dark and my girlfriend was getting hangry). It was a great easy track up the switchbacks with awesome views. Lots of young trees with evidence of a past Forrest fire. Wish we had the time and energy to complete!

3 months ago

Great hike. Did the full hike with an 8 and 12 year old. The 8 year old has officially renamed this hike "tripping trail". We went right at the end of the trail, definitely glad we did. Lots to see on the extra loop, it's some effort up / down the scrambles but it pays off. Polls would have been great for these sections. This one has alot to see, one of our favorites this trip.

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