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Juniper Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This short trail leads you through cool forest to Sinclair Falls and one of the driest sections of Kootenay National Park, which offers views of the Columbia Valley. For an interpretive trail, this hike is surprisingly steep in places. But if you plan your route carefully, you can reward yourself afterward with a refreshing dip in Radium Hot Springs. That’s why we started the trail just past the Kootenay National Park west gate instead of the more popular starting point, the Radium Hot Springs parking lot.The trailhead is located on the west side of Highway 93 just past the Kootenay National Park west Gate. The first part of the trail descends 40 meters through a forest of lodgepole pine and western red cedar. This is the cool part of the trail, so enjoy it while it lasts. At 0.4 kilometer you’ll reach a trail junction. Turn right here and head toward Sinclair Falls and Radium Hot Springs. Just 40 meters later you’ll reach a directional sign for Sinclair Falls. Follow the trail 200 meters to your right for a great view of the falls, which have been carving a path through the underlying limestone for the last 10,000 years."
--Michelle Gurney & Kathy Howe, Hiking Yoho, Kootenay, Glacier, and Mt. Revelstoke National Parks (Falcon Guides).
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