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From cactus to glacier Established in 1920, Kootenay National Park represents the south-western region of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. From glacier-clad peaks along the Continental Divide to the semi-arid grasslands of the Rocky Mountain Trench, where cactus grows, this park is home to a rich diversity of landscapes and ecology.

hiking
28 days ago

snowshoeing
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Cool views and lots of little bridges criss-crossing over the canyon. Tracked out so easy to walk in the winter without snowshoes. Nice place to stop for a little stretch or Great gateway to more trails!

backpacking
2 months ago

Absolutely amazing! It was a very tough trail and I would definitely recommend to do it in 5 days instead of 4 if you are unsure. Expect some rain. Some of the most beautiful views ever! Don't miss out on this trail!!

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

It's only when you get to the lower lookout does the adventure begin. Take the trail right up the side of the valley wall to a waterfall and cave. Then continue up to the upper plateau for amazing views of the glacier and valley. Watch out for a fast running stream that can be difficult to traverse between the cave and the plateau. To get down, go to the opposite side of the plateau to try the north face back down. Be cautious of the scree and loose gravel in a steep decline back down to the lookout. The extra hiking to the plateau likely added 2 hrs but well worth it.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike. Did it two years ago and really enjoyed it. It's an experience!

hiking
5 months ago

One of the best trails I have done! The end is gorgeous surrounded by peaks that look like they are gonna cave on you! Medium level hike with most of the elevation at the beginning.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

short steep hike offering great views of the Columbia River Valley and Sinclair Falls.

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Just a nice 2 1/2 hour out and back. Moderate and consistent effort on the way up. Interesting views but not breathtaking. A good solid hike though.

hiking
7 months ago

This was a very pleasurable hike - about 10 km out and back. It is rated easy but some may find it a challenge. It takes about 45 mins or so to break through the trees, then the views of the glacier and falls in the distance become amazing. We did the hike with 3 kids, 9 and 8 years, and they handled it fine.

Short steep hike with lots of switch backs that leads you up to The pools at Radium Hot Springs.