Hiking in and exploring the trails around the Village of Radium Hot Springs is very popular in all seasons. The Village of Radium Hot Springs has a number of easy hiking and walking trails accessible year round.
Some important hiking points to remember:
- For more detailed directions and trail conditions please visit the Radium Hot Springs Visitor Information Centre. The staff have a wealth of maps and knowledge and are happy to help you get ready to enjoy your day hiking.
- Please stay on maintained hiking trails to prevent damage to the area surrounding the trail and fragile ecosystems.
- When hiking, remember you are responsible for your own safety:
- Be prepared for all weather conditions. The weather in the mountains can change quickly.
- Pack adequate food, water, and clothing for the hike you have selected.
- Carry a first aid kit and be prepared for emergencies.
BE BEAR AWARE while hiking!! Carry bear spray and know how to use it! Travel with a friend or in a group and choose a trail which is suitable for the least experienced member of your party.
Cell phone reception maybe unreliable while hiking, tell someone where you are going and when you are planning to return
Easy Hikes that can be accessed from the Village of Radium Hot Springs
Sinclair Creek Trail: a short 3.5 km round trip walk with interpretive signs. The trail starts from the north end of Radium following Sinclair Creek.
Old Coach Trail: (Radium to Dry Gulch): A 9 km (one way) trail with moderate elevation gain, perfect for walking or mountain biking. The trail winds along the bench lands above the Columbia River and offers great views of the Columbia River Wetlands. An interpretive trail guide is available.
Easy Hikes in Kootenay National Park accessed from the Village of Radium Hot Springs
Juniper Trail: One of the best kept secrets in the Park! This scenic trail takes you different eco-systems through open Douglas-fir forest along the edge of Sinclair Canyon. Features views of the Columbia Valley and verdant Sinclair Canyon falls.
Redstreak Restoration: Take a 20 minute easy walk through meadows reborn by prescribed fire on this gentle interpretive trail. A perfect place to spot Bighorn Sheep too!
Valley View: This short 2.4 km trail packs a punch. It’s a steep trail connecting the village of Radium Hot Springs with Redstreak Campground. The perfect spot for good views of the Columbia Valley.
If you are looking for more advanced hiking terrain, please stop in the Radium Hot Springs Visitor Centre / Parks Canada Visitor Centre and our team will be happy to supply you with suggestions based on your skill level.