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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.

Great for running! Soft trail.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

on Cobb Lake Trail

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful trail, easy to navigate. Switchbacks make the elevation gains/losses easy to take in. Densely forested so animal sightings are common. Half way you pass over a small creek via little wooden bridge. Peaceful spot to sit for a few minutes. Lake was calm and clear with fish jumping. Again very peaceful.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

This was an easy, family friendly trail (saw lots of toddlers and children on the way up), but we went way past the official end of the trail. You can continue towards the Stanley Glacier, head up to the caves, and to the waterfalls if you want to make it more challenging and fun. Lots of cool rocks and fossils as well.

hiking
12 days ago

Nice Trail.

Very easy to find off of the highway. Just look for a small place to pull off with a little kiosk to one side. If your coming from Radium its right after you see a T-intersection sign.

We did see a bear right in the parking lot as we were getting ready to hike. The bear was in the berry patch next to the parking lot and had no interested in us, not sure he even noticed us.

The hike was very steady without very steep up or down hill, switch backs made all the elevation gains and drops easy.

The lake was a nice lake, I wish I had a fishing pole as there were a ton a jumping fish even in the middle of the day, i am sure not many people fish this small lake.

hiking
15 days ago

walking
21 days ago

An absolute must! Great and easy little walk!

21 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

Nice trail !
At the end of the trail, further there's a second waterfall to see (read the review of Blaze Clymer).

hiking
21 days ago

Great trail! 8 year old whined some but well worth it!

hiking
23 days ago

Easy trail suitable for all ages. You can explore further trails, which are just past the paint pots, if you want more of a hike as this trail is very short. The day we visited, a Sunday, VERY busy!

hiking
24 days ago

Quick and easy 1mile loop with amazing views of the canyons and waterfalls. Great for those with an hour to spare, or for younger kids that can't do long hikes.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this with a Backroads trip. Lovely trail that was well maintained and abundant with wildflowers. After the trail ended, the adults stopped for lunch and the teens hiked to the base of the huge waterfall.