Looking for a great trail in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Kootenay National Park ranging from 1 to 12.6 miles and from 3,307 to 8,238 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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
8 days ago

all snow has melted away so no issues walking this in mid april. very easy going, nothing too impressive but worth doing to work up a sweat for the hot springs directly adjacent.

hiking
9 days ago

beautiful view of the mountains and an amazing hike!

hiking
14 days ago

Nice trail. Good for strengthening the old calf muscles! We did it from the Radium parking lot and finishing up at the park gate. That direction is best if you want to build up to the waterfalls at the end of the hike. Would do again for sure.

hiking
snow
22 days ago

Not crowded at all. Good washrooms at trailhead. Nice winter hike. Did not use snowshoes or spikes but poles recommended. A few benches to rest on along the way. Easy trail for younger kids.

on Marble Canyon

hiking
snow
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I was a little skeptical when I saw the trailhead at the hot springs parking lot. I was pleasantly suprised with the hike and the falls. Would absolutely recommend. Totally worth your time.

hiking
snow
2 months ago

We hiked this towards the end of family day weekend. The path was snowy but well packed from earlier visitors, we didn’t need snow shoes and the path was easy to follow. We crossed paths with one other couple on this trail who were towing a sled with a toddler (looked difficult with the hills and snow). The highlight for us was the bridge river crossings at the beginning of the trail, the lake at the end was covered and just looked like a snowy field.

Overall, easy and enjoyable. Would love to come back and hike again in the summer.

hiking
snow
2 months ago

Did this on Family Day weekend after lots of fresh snow. Snowshoers has gone before us otherwise we never would have found the trail. Got to the lake and there were no trail markers so had to come back on the same trail. Not well used in the winter. Long steady uphill climb most of the way
Steeper downhill to the lake. Would be pretty in the summer.

One of the best hikes anywhere. Have hiked this many times...best in summer when the beauty of the valley is in full bloom! It's also fun to go when there's snow at the top. :)

hiking
snow
2 months ago

found out about this trail by a local recommendation.
got there and snow flurries had started but was easy with ice cleats on my snow boots. the trail is pretty packed down from snowshoers. stay on the trail and your fine. I did not use poles. cool views.

on Juniper Trail

2 months ago

Wonderful winter time stroll. Not very difficult but crampons are a must in the winter. Ends at a nice water feature. Great to do before a dip in the hot springs!

snowshoeing
3 months ago

incredible animal tracks all over trail- cougar? wolf? lynx?

Definitely bring spike or crampons with you in wintertime! :) nice and easy hike which offers a great view over the valley. Maybe you want to relax in the hotsprings half way? don't forget your bathing suit then

A nice easy hike through the trees, at the peak there’s a place to take pictures before heading down to the road by Sinclair Canyon!

3 months ago

This hike had a couple icy spots when we went but the views at the top were amazing!

walking
3 months ago

Very simple easy trail, barely a hike. Great views of the canyon and surrounding area through the whole way. Very busy when we went and unfortunately were seeing LOTS of people jumping the fenses and getting way too close to ledges for pictures.

hiking
3 months ago

Fairly easy trail, snow was well packed so didn’t use snowshoes. Nice hike, would do this one again in summer.

hiking
3 months ago

Have done this short hike several times in summer and it was just as beautiful in winter. Snow was well packed so didn’t use snowshoes.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Easy trail with awesome scenic views.

hiking
3 months ago

We tried this trail in December, Great views,but very icy its better to have shoe spikes.

hiking
3 months ago

Great views, easy hike for all ages.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Great trail for snowshoeing in all levels and ages.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Great trail for snowshoeing in all lavels.

Extreme snowshoeing!! Not for everyone, trail is not maintained, deep snow, trees over the trail, wild animals, and physically challenged. when you finish you know what the meaning of surviving. will do it again for sure.

Started up at the hot springs went down juniper trail, across the highway and up to Redstreak, finished with a dip in the hot springs, moderate afternoon

hiking
4 months ago

Parked at the hot springs, hiked down this trail, down to the canyon and then across the road and up to the readstreak campground trail, finishing with a dip at the hot springs

5 months ago

Nice and easy hike and worth the stunning views. Especially beautiful when the clouds cover the valley below.

walking
5 months ago

Very beautiful little walk year round!

hiking
5 months 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.

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