Construction at Red Rock Canyon could impact your visit. Several bridges will be out this fall.

Whether you're out for a leisurely hike or a longer adventure, make your trip a safe one by checking the latest conditions.

Wildlife safety

The chance of seeing wildlife in the wild is one of the most exciting things about the mountain national parks.

Keep the “wild” in wildlife
Watch your step!

Trails may be slippery. Wear appropriate footwear and consider trekking poles when navigating wet or icy sections.

Safety Information 

Around town

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Kootenai Brown Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details
Easy Prince of Wales Loop Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details
Easy Townsite Loop Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details
Difficult Alderson-Carthew Trail (from Townsite trailhead) Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details
Moderate Bear's Hump Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details
Moderate Bertha Lake Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details
Moderate Townsite-Crandell Lake Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details
Easy Linnet Lake Loop Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details
Difficult Crypt Lake Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; This hike requires a boat shuttle to and from the trailhead. Contact Waterton Shoreline Cruise Co. (403 859 2362) for shuttle schedule and availability, particularly during spring and fall; Trail details
Moderate Lower Bertha Falls Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details
Moderate Lakeshore Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details

Akamina Parkway

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Akamina Lake Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details
Easy Cameron Lakeshore Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Lower Rowe Lakes Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details
Moderate Rowe Lakes Trail: Upper Rowe Lakes Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details
Moderate Boundary Creek Trail Not Maintained 21-09-2022: Open to the Canada-U.S.A border; Trail not maintained often; Trail details
Difficult Carthew-Alderson Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details
Difficult Tamarack Trail (from Rowe Meadow to Lone Lake) Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details
Moderate Summit Lake Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details
Moderate Lineham Falls Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details
Moderate Akamina Pass Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Akamina Parkway) Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details

Red Rock Parkway

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Blakiston Falls Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Red Rock Canyon bridge rehabilitation underway, obey all posted signs; Trail details
Moderate Lost Lake Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Red Rock Canyon bridge rehabilitation underway, obey all posted signs; Trail details
Difficult Avion Ridge Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Red Rock Canyon bridge rehabilitation underway, obey all posted signs; Trail details
Moderate Bellevue Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details
Moderate Snowshoe Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Red Rock Canyon bridge rehabilitation underway, obey all posted signs; Trail details
Easy Red Rock Canyon Loop Trail Bridge closed. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Construction work in progress; Red Rock Canyon bridge rehabilitation underway, obey all posted signs; Trail details
Difficult Blakiston Valley Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Red Rock Canyon bridge rehabilitation underway, obey all posted signs; Trail details
Moderate Twin Lakes Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Red Rock Canyon bridge rehabilitation underway, obey all posted signs; Trail details
Difficult South Kootenay Pass Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Red Rock Canyon bridge rehabilitation underway, obey all posted signs; Trail details
Difficult Sage Pass Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Red Rock Canyon bridge rehabilitation underway, obey all posted signs; Trail details
Difficult Lone Lake Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Red Rock Canyon bridge rehabilitation underway, obey all posted signs; Trail details
Difficult Goat Lake Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Red Rock Canyon bridge rehabilitation underway, obey all posted signs; Trail details
Easy Crandell Lake Trail (Red Rock Parkway) Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details

Eastern areas / Highway 6

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Difficult Vimy Trail (from Wishbone junction) Good. 21-09-2022: Sections of trail overgrown with vegetation; Trail details
Moderate Wishbone Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Sections of trail overgrown with vegetation; Trail details
Moderate Horseshoe Basin Trail Good. 21-09-2022: Trail is in good condition; Have a nice day!; Trail details

Entrance and parking lot status

Capacity status

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy Entrance Road at Park Gate Open. 04-09-2022: Updated 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on weekends; Have a nice day!;  
Easy Red Rock Canyon parking lots Limited capacity 05-09-2022: Updated 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on weekends; Have a nice day!;  
Easy Cameron Lake parking lot Open. 05-09-2022: Updated 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on weekends;  
Easy Bear's Hump parking lot Open. 05-09-2022: Updated 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on weekends; Have a nice day!;  
Easy Townsite parking Open. 05-09-2022: Updated 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on weekends; Have a nice day!;