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    Kimpton Creek Trail

    Difficulty
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    Moderate
    Duration
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    3-4.5h
    Distance
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    10.1 km
    Elevation
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    508 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Kimpton Creek Trail would be a nice and easy hike through the forest along a charming creek if it weren’t for the many downed trees that often obstruct the trail, making travel a bit of a challenge. While out on this hike, you will need to climb under and over a fair amount of trees and overgrown brush in order to make your way along the entire length of the trail. There aren’t many scenic views along this hike, but if you enjoy exploring in the forest with the sound of rushing water in the background, then this will definitely be the trail for you.

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    Route Description for Kimpton Creek Trail

    Overgrown and often littered with a number of downed trees, the Kimpton Creek Trail is a bit of a rugged adventure in Kootenay National Park, albeit a great option for those that enjoy blazing their way through the thick of the forest. Setting out from the trailhead off BC-93, make your way to the southwest to cross over Sinclair Creek before turning to the southeast to hike along the waters of Kimpton Creek. Follow along the rushing water as it leads you through the dense forest, navigating the overgrown brush and fallen trees while taking in the intermittent views of the surrounding peaks when they are available. Eventually, you will arrive at the signposted end of the trail, which is a great spot to take a quick break. From here, backtrack through the forest to experience the tranquil atmosphere of the woodland terrain from the opposite perspective on the way back to the trailhead where you started your journey.

    Getting to the Kimpton Creek Trail Trailhead

    To get to the trailhead for the Kimpton Creek Trail from Radium Hot Springs, head to the northeast for 8.3 km along BC-93 to find the parking area on the right.

    Route Information

    • When to do

      June-September

    • Backcountry Campsites

      No

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Low

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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