Kootenay National Park is sandwiched between Banff and Yoho National Parks. For this post, I’ll let the photos speak my words.
- This was about a 7 mile trip with 2,700′ of elevation gain and loss. The first section of trail is well graded and marked. The second section requires a bit of scrambling and route finding.
- In the Canadian Rockies, grizzly activity closes trails or requires groups of four to travel together. Therefore, it’s always good to go prepared with a Plan B; better yet, also with Plan C and D.
- If you’re like me and prefer photos minus strangers, and quiet trails with more opportunity to see wildlife, especially during peak tourist season, GO EARLY.
- Helpful links:
- A Parks Canada Pass is required.
- Link to my other Canada blog posts.
- Gem Trek Publishing, Kootenay National Park (Trail Map & Guide)
- Canadian Rockies Trail Guide by Brian Patton and Bart Robinson
- Don’t Waste Your Time In The Canadian Rockies: The Opinionated Hiking Guide by Kathy and Craig Copeland
- Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies by Graeme Pole
- Handbook of the Canadian Rockies by Ben Gadd