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Tee times and more at ColumbiaValleyGolfTrail.com/radium 8 Courses between Radium Hot Springs and Fairmont Hot Springs all juST 35 minutes apart! GOLF TRAIL Old Coach Trail (Radium to Dry Gulch) The nine-kilometre Old Coach Trail was successfully complet- ed in the spring 2007 and runs between the Village of Radium Hot Springs and the neighbouring community of Dry Gulch. Many years ago, this historic trail was once travelled by horse carriages and Model Ts; and is now perfect for the family to bike or hike. The trail winds along the benchlands above the Columbia Riv- er, offering outstanding views of the Columbia Wetlands. Natural hoodoo formations are visible as hikers pass through grasslands, home to wildlife such as the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. Interpretive signs throughout the trail provide more information. For village access, park at the Radium Visitor Information Centre, cross to the west side of Highway 93/95 and walk down Main Street West to the corner of Edelweiss Street. To access from Dry Gulch, travel south on Highway 93/95 and turn west opposite Eacrett Road) then take an immediate left. Follow the gravel road and park beside the south trailhead kiosk. Redstreak Campground Trail (Kootenay National Park) The Redstreak Campground Trail is a 2.3-kilometre hike that explores a river ecosystem brimming with life. The trail meanders from the hot pools to Redstreak Campground with a quick stop at the Place of Silence Peace Park. The trail begins over a small boardwalk footbridge that crosses the Sinclair Creek before heading into the forest containing a variety of different types of trees. Once there, the trail follows the banks of the Redstreak Creek to the base of Redstreak Mountain. The one-way trail follows along a path with much of it under the cover of trees. Because of the forest cover, the moisture coming from the creek can make the trail a bit slippery. Total el- evation gain during the hike is 193 metres and is achieved mainly through a series of switchbacks. This hike has an easy grade and offers a nice way to view the outdoors. Hikers can access the trail from the hot pools upper deck by the bathrooms. Juniper Trail (Kootenay National Park) Juniper Trail is a short trail exploring canyon walls and forest groves high above Sinclair Creek within Kootenay National Park. The trail is moderately difficult with a total distance of 3.2 kilo- metres that starts at the hot pools and offers a spectacular view of Radium and the surrounding mountains from atop Sinclair Canyon. Juniper Trail is one of the many hiking trails located in the park enabling visitors to explore the expansive backcountry. The trail is the first marked hiking trail when entering the park from the west gate, located just outside the Village of Radium Hot Springs. To access, park at the hot pools parking lot and start to walk up the old access road behind the parking lot. The trailhead is on the left. R a d i u m H o t S p r i n g s Vi s i t o r G u i d e 2 0 1 7 • 31

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