Kindersley Pass / Sinclair Creek Loop

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Kindersley Pass / Sinclair Creek Loop is a 20.3 kilometer loop trail located near East Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
20.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,341 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

hiking
14 days ago

A long, all day hike. We parked up at the trail head on the Sinclair side and walked along the highway to find the trailhead so we would end by hiking directly to the car instead of along the highway at the end. We saw many bear signs such as scat on the trail but no bears. Definitely make sure to bring lots of water as we were a bit scarce by the end. The signage is a bit sketchy and we were worried for a while whether or not we were headed the right way but found our way back and recorded it to be just over 19km in total. There is however essentially one path to follow.

hiking
9 months ago

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.

hiking
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Pros:

The meadows are absolutely gorgeous and worth it in my opinion!!
The incline is steady which is easier for more beginner people


Cons:

Currently cant summit because of waist deep snow
A mama grizzly and her two cubs have a habitat on that mountain so be careful and be prepared!

hiking
Monday, June 29, 2015

Really beautiful hike! Be bear aware, we saw lots of bear signs and tracks. We hiked up kindersley which is longer but more gradual and down sinclair creek which is extremely steep.

hiking
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Loved hiking this loop with varying terrain.

Monday, August 11, 2014

It's my second try of this trail. The first try in early July was aborted because a grizzly bear sat on his tommy on the trail and then turned over on his back with 4 legs in the air!! He was not going to go anywhere.

So I went back in the August long with a team of 4, the minimal group size for bear concern. This time, however, bear was of no concern. 8 hikers from the Calgary Outdoor Club were ahead of us and a lone hiker from France joined our team.

A long way in the tree is normally not my favorite, but the trail was full of wild flowers, making it a real treat for the eyes and soul. Once above the tree line, the views were truly rewarding and Mt Assiniboine, the Matterhorn in the Canadain Rockies, was clear in sight. I was lucky enough to photograph a family of sheeps again.

The pass is extensive, lots of scrambles to do.

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Friday, June 23, 2017