Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Kootenay National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

for a short version, as I walk my 3yo pace, we just did the trail from the highway to the falls. I think it was about 3km round trip, really easy

13 days ago

great trail, and a very good adventure

went out to the paint pots yesterday and had to walk through about 200m of ochre mud. there were planks going over some bad parts but mostly it was up to you to try and not get too dirty! Was a great adventure but should probably bring old shoes...

hiking
1 month ago

Sweet walk! Pretty cool canyon, definitely worth checking out if you’re driving by

hiking
2 months ago

Very pretty scenery through woods ending at mountains and a glacier. Had lunch at end and took in the views.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Neat little hike, did it with snowshoes but the trail was packed enough that you could probably easily manage without.

Beautiful hike - lots of variety and gorgeous panoramic views from the mountain top. Lots of switchbacks to make the hike manageable. Some of us used snowshoes for extra grip but was easily hiked without as well. We ranged in age from 10-75 and was enjoyed by all!

hiking
3 months ago

We attempted to try this one 2/18/18. Lots of fresh snow, had to turn around because of the trail conditions. For a beginner like me, I found it really challenging .

walking
3 months ago

Great hike and nice creeks with a bridge along the way.

Unfortunately, we didn't get to see any of the actual paint pots because of the snow. The hike was well worth it though!

It was great in the winter. Only advice would be to watch little ones near the rails because there is a lot of snow build up. We went in March last year, hiked the trail and had lunch in the snow. Two people ice climbing and other than that it was complete solitude. There is an amazing aspect of the Rockies in off season!

hiking
7 months ago

I almost like this more than Johnston Canyon as it isn't over crowded. Lots of cool bridges over the canyon.

Beautiful trail - gradual up and down. Went down Kindersley side with a group, it was best for their knees.
Long trousers strongly suggested since high grass + (not sure if it's cow parsnip or giant hogweed). Anyway, I'm not taking any chance.

Fresh bear scat on Aug. 25th but nothing new on Sept. 6

Suggestion: go for the hotsprings in Radium after the hike.

7 months ago

Such a simple walk but a very beautiful one:)

hiking
7 months ago

Decent walk/ hike if you don't have the whole day for a hike. Scenic through the forest with a lake at the end. Falls colours make it a great one for sept/ oct. Easy for all and good with dogs.

Superb Views,easy,paved also for Children big parking lot Deep Canyon blue Water also did a few km of Fay hut hike

hiking
7 months ago

Fairly easy trail that takes you from Radium's Hot Spring pools to Sinclair Canyon and back. Nice views from the Canyon.

hiking
7 months ago

Lovely easy and quick hike with beautiful scenery. Well worth a visit.

hiking
7 months ago

I've gone on a lot of hikes and this was probably the best hike I've done. It's an easy trek until you start having to climb to get to the end of the trail. However, we decided to challenge ourselves and hike all the way to the glacier creek and it was a challenge. The views at the top was worth it and getting a taste of the fresh glacier water. The climb back down is very rocky and steep so I recommend trekking poles and boots that have good soles.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail, the first section is pretty open and follows a path through young forest. It's great on a sunny day. Once you get into the rocky area near the glacier you're completely surrounded on all sides by mountains. When we went the sun was melting some of the ice on the rock walls making them crash down. It made for a neat show.

This was a great hike for everyone in the family. The hike starts with any easy climb thanks to long switchbacks through the trees. After reaching the little bridge the water runs parallel to the trail for most of the hike. Once we got to the rocky part of the hike we explored a cave and two waterfalls.

on The Rockwall

8 months ago

Amazing trail. Got caught in a bit of weather but everyday was amazing views

hiking
8 months ago

A beautiful hike through young (post-fire regrowth) forest with lovely views of the mountains and the Stanley Glacier. Photos really don't do this trail justice since all sense of scale is lost. Even though it is off the official trail, if you are up for an easy scramble I recommend continuing on to the bench (elevated tree-covered area) just below the glacier. It takes some time and it's all uphill over scree but the view of the glacier is much better from there and it is also a lovely place to rest and enjoy the river in relative solitude.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice, easy trail with pretty scenery. A good low-elevation option for when the weather is questionable as it was the day we went. I imagine this trail would get quite busy on nice days, so I recommend going on a rainy day and/or in shoulder season like we did. It was still fairly busy, but not too bad since it was late September and it was intermittently rainy.

This hike has everything - if you are up for a full day of walking on rocks (mostly scramble and scree). It's not that hard though, there is a direct path that circles the trail that passes the first water fall you reach. Then you scramble to the glacier.
There are a few waters falls to see, caves to your right after the first waterfall, a mossy stream with trees at another waterfall, and you can walk up to the glacier itself. The glacier is breathtaking.

This hike had everything you could want to see in the mountains. Well worth it.

walking
8 months ago

An easy, short and rewarding hike to the very pretty Paint Pots. The views are great and the pots themselves interesting. There are signs along the trails to tell you about the history of the area.

walking
8 months ago

Nice easy trail with great views. I can't wait to do this one in the Winter.

Deep into the woods and a decent incline but beautiful views of the forest. Quiet. 6 km and worth it

Great views

It was super smokey from the Vernant Creek wildfires so views were masked. Sweet trail through the old burn of 2003 with lots of purple fireweed up until the steep switch backs, but absolutely worth it. Could do it as a long day hike, but I booked a campsite for the night and in the morning it was unbelievably gorgeous! Hard work but worth it!

hiking
8 months ago

Visited first week in July, 2017. Wonderful, easy hike on paved walkways providing gorgeous views of rushing water and waterfalls! Definitely a must if you're anywhere close to the area!

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