Time and distance are for a return trip. Dog Lake is located about 3km east of Hwy 93 in Kootenay National Park. The trail starts at a rest area (well signed) about 30km north of Radium. Although relatively easy, there is a long straight uphill section which may slow some people down a bit. The trail crosses the Kootenay River twice - on a suspension bridge and then on a solid bridge, then proceeds through mixed forest.
For the less fit there is a bench at the top of the grade.
Dog Lake highway pullout on Hwy 93 about 30km north of Radium Hot Springs.
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Posted By: kds001
- Sun Sep 15 23:56:46 UTC 2013
UpsideShort and sweet. Cool even on hot days CommentGood little hike either coming or going to Radium or Inveremere. Did the hike in less than 2 hours with a good rest at lake.
Posted By: FredAnn
- Thu Aug 08 22:56:03 UTC 2013
UpsideThis is a great hike on a hot day, since you are primarily walking through forest. Very pretty and an easy stop as you pass through Kootenay Park.</br></br> DownsideThere is 1.9 km of uphill, so be prepared. Then .5 km of downhill before getting to the lake.</br></br> CommentTrail head is found by looking at camping map at entrance to Macleod Meadows campground (very nice, by the way). Or you access the trail from a picnic spot a short ways away. We did the hike, along with a good stop, in just under 2 hours.