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

Current fire danger: View fire danger rating

Hiking season in Glacier

The snow-free season is short. In May/June, some trails are snowbound or still subject to avalanche risk. In September, snow may start to accumulate at higher elevations. Check in at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre for seasonal recommendations.

Balu Pass trail restriction

Balu Pass is important grizzly bear habitat. Between July 15 and September 30 annually, hikers on this trail must travel in tight groups that include at least four adults. This minimizes disturbance to bears and helps keep this area open to hikers.

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Fire danger rating

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Current fire danger Moderate 21-09-2022: N/A;  

Camping

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
N.A. Illecillewaet campground Open. 18-09-2022: Campground open.; Trail details
N.A. Loop Brook campground Open. 18-09-2022: Campground open.; Trail details
N.A. Mount Sir Donald campground Closed. 18-09-2022: Campground closed.; Trail details
N.A. Hermit backcountry campsite Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 18-09-2022: You must register at the Rogers Pass Discovery Center; Bridges are in; Trail details
N.A. Mount Sir Donald backcountry campsite Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 18-09-2022: Bridges are in; You must register at the Illecillewaet Campground Welcome Station; Trail details

Short hikes

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Easy 1885 Rails Trail Good. 18-09-2022: Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Easy Loop Brook Trail Good. 18-09-2022: Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Easy Bear Creek Falls Trail Good. 18-09-2022: Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Easy Meeting of the Waters Trail Good. 18-09-2022: Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Easy Rock Garden Trail Good. 18-09-2022: Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Easy Hemlock Grove Trail Closed. 21-09-2022: Hazardous trees; Picnic area and washrooms closed; Trail details

Day hikes

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Great Glacier Trail Good. 18-09-2022: Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Moderate Bostock Creek Trail Fair. 18-09-2022: Stay on trail; Trail groomed; Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Moderate Avalanche Crest Trail Good. 18-09-2022: Dogs on leash permitted; Trail details
Moderate Balu Pass Trail Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 20-09-2022: A Restricted Activity Order is in place from July 15 - September 30. Hikers must travel in groups of 4 or more; Dogs are not permitted; Freeze / thaw cycle; Trail details
Moderate Asulkan Valley Trail Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 20-09-2022: Dogs on leash permitted; Freeze / thaw cycle; Trail details
Difficult Hermit Trail Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 20-09-2022: Dogs on leash permitted; Freeze / thaw cycle; Trail details
Difficult Mount Sir Donald Trail Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 20-09-2022: Dogs on leash permitted; Freeze / thaw cycle; Trail details
Difficult Glacier Crest Trail Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 20-09-2022: Dogs on leash permitted; Freeze / thaw cycle; Trail details
Difficult Perley Rock Trail Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 20-09-2022: Dogs on leash permitted; Steep snow slopes ; Freeze / thaw cycle; Trail details
Difficult Abbott Ridge Trail Be prepared for the possibility of winter conditions at higher elevations. 20-09-2022: Deadfall on trail; Dogs on leash permitted; Freeze / thaw cycle; Trail details

Multi-day hikes

Rating Trail Condition Comment Links
Moderate Beaver Valley Trail Good. 18-09-2022: Northern part of trail from trailhead to Grizzly Creek open for hiking, mountain biking and snowshoeing; Trail details
Difficult Bald Hills Trail Closed. 18-09-2022: Not recommended; Unmaintained trail; Trail details