Juniper Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 921 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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NOTE: As of August 2019, there is a $19.50 fee to park and use the park.

hiking
7 months ago

To start go up the paved road from the Hot Springs parking lot. We were a little unsure where the trail started. The trail starts up with lots of switch back and goat poop. We saw a couple of mountain goats near the crest of the trail. Make sure you see the falls at the bottom. Trail ends back on the highway where you can turn back or better yet carefully cross the road to the Redstreak trail across the highway which is a wetter environment not muddy but mossy. It starts with a steep climb but not any worse than Juniper trail. It will return you to the hot springs where you pay to relax in the commercialized hot springs if you bring your bathing suit.

running
9 months ago

Started in loop E in red streak, ran the red streak loop, then ran down to the hot springs, up the other side on the juniper and down to Sinclair falls, then back up to the campground. The juniper trail was a beautiful section, roughly 5.5km one way. The run was about 14km total, but lots of options to modify the trip. Awesome time out there.

hiking
bugs
9 months ago

Not a bad trail, obviously mosquitoes when you get down to the creek area. Some discrepancy about where the trail ends according to the map here as there is a route which goes from the creek up to the road so if you don’t want to go back up and over to the car park you can continue up to the road and walk that way back to the main car park. Also note to use the trail you should pay the park fee which was $19.50, because you are in a Canada Parks managed area. Did the steep climb at the end to see top of the falls but it’s not easy - takes you to the road. Enjoyed the refreshing cold water after that.

hiking
9 months ago

Park in the Radium Hot Springs parking lot and the trail head is right next to it going up a hill with a blocked off road. Lots of shortcuts on this one. Hated the power lines and busy car sounds which is why I downrated this. This hike is a backwards hike, more elevation going back then to the river and waterfall. When you got down to the river it was cool and shaded and the bridge was lovely. Dont go past the sign that says trail ends there is no view and its dangerous to climb up anyway, wasnt worth it and we almost fell. Waterfall from below was amazing though. Didnt enjoy the hike back too much but we went to the hot springs just because it was right there.

hiking
9 months ago

I'm spent. Nice little hike. Great view of the Valley.

hiking
9 months ago

Did this trail from the hot springs parking lot to the trail head at the Juniper parking lot. Way may rewarding when you finish at the falls and creek.

hiking
9 months ago

We did this hike as a loop (Redstreak Campground Trail / Juniper Trail Loop) and I’m not sure why you would do it any other way. It’s about 6.7km all the way around. The trail starts from the Radium Hot Springs parking lot and goes up into the trees. It’s not a difficult hike and it’s quite picturesque. My only knock against the entire hike is that you never stop hearing the highway below. Once you have been through Sinclair canyon, you come up into a parking lot. Walk about 80m towards the hot springs and keep an eye out for the trail head for the red streak trail. You have to cross the highway (it’s a little busy) and you quickly go up and away from the road. The trail ends right at the hot springs on the patio area that looks down at the cold pool. Definitely worth planning to use the hot springs when you’re done.

hiking
10 months ago

This is a beautiful trail bu they highway! Narrow trail with switchbacks to a beautiful waterfall coming down the canyon.

hiking
10 months ago

Lovely hike into the valley and then up on the ridge. Hiked to the springs and then returned on the road. Nice for dogs too. Lovely views.

hiking
10 months ago

Had fun hiking from Sinclair falls to the Hot Springs to have a dip and probably go back along the road. Lots of great views along the way! Lots of rain but not a huge amount of mud.

hiking
10 months ago

A very clear path. If you’re afraid of heights I don’t recommend as most of the trail has drop offs with no guard. The trail zig zags up the mountain and was a good leg burner.

hiking
10 months ago

loop

hiking
10 months ago

Lovely little hike in the rain. Ferny, not too muddy, soft needle carpet follows the river to the falls in the canyon. Nice hour+ at a leisurely pace.

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Fantastic views from the top of Sinclair Canyon. Quite an elevation, need good hiking shoes. Great to have a rest at red chairs overlooking hot springs pool . Also chance to rehidrate and use the washroom at the pool,or soak if you want.

hiking
10 months ago

What a beautiful hike . Got stuck in a thunderstorm but so worth the views and sliding down the muddy trail . Can’t wait to do it again

hiking
10 months ago

Decent hike. The trail was muddy but it was raining! This trail has lots of switchbacks (both up and down) so don't let the election gain fool you. Make sure you see the waterfalls at the end!

hiking
bugs
10 months ago

Very beautiful hike that is relatively easy and dog friendly (on-leash). Trail Head can be accessed from the utility road in the parking lot across from the Radium Hot Springs or from the Juniper Trail parking lot between the Hot Springs and the town of Radium.

hiking
11 months ago

Great little hike. Creek and waterfall at the end are lovely.

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail, not too busy for a beautiful Saturday in June. We left from the Radium parking area and hiked to the hot springs parking lot then walked the path along the highway back down to see the falls from above.

11 months ago

Picture perfect

Wed May 29 2019

Nice trail with views a good leg burner going up and down. Make sure at the end of the trail you take a look at Sinclair falls.

hiking
Thu May 09 2019

More difficult trail than I expected but definitely worth it. I recommend taking the trail from just inside the park, then taking the sidewalk back down. Amazing views both ways

recorded Juniper Trail

hiking
Sun Apr 21 2019

Hike can be done a number of ways. We chose the easier approach; to start at the hot springs with a vehicle parked at the jumpier trail head. You could walk back up to the pools to extend it further or start at the jumpier trail head for a little more challenge.

hiking
Fri Apr 12 2019

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
Thu Apr 11 2019

beautiful view of the mountains and an amazing hike!

hiking
Sat Apr 06 2019

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
Tue Feb 19 2019

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.

Mon Jan 21 2019

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!

Sun Jan 13 2019

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

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