|Southeast BC Nature Viewing Region|
|Valleyview Trail & Redstreak Restoration Area, Kootenay National Park|
|Valleyview Trail: photo by Bill Kinkaid||Valleyview Trail: photo by Bill Kinkaid|
|A trail leads from Radium Hot Springs village to Redstreak campground, with an area undergoing natural restoration.|
|Geographical Description||Rocky Mountains.|
|Area/ Trail Length||2.6 km from visitor centre to campground.|
|Seasons to Visit||Year-round; free of snow roughly from late May through October.|
|Habitat||Ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir and juniper parkland.|
|Viewing Highlights||A moderate easy trail leads from town to the campground through ponderosa pine grasslands; excellent views west to the Columbia River valley and the Purcell Mountains to the west.|
Redstreak Restoration Area adjoins the campground; the area has undergone prescribed burning to assist in regeneration of the grasslands associated with the ponderosa pine ecosystem.
Spring and early summer wildflowers.
Forest and grassland birds .
Bighorn sheep are commonly seen here on and alongside the road.
|Main Access||Lower trailhead is on Redstreak Road, 0.2 km south of the visitor centre in Radium Hot Springs (on Main Street East, 0.4 km south from the junction of Highways 95 and 93)|
Restoration Area can be accessed from a trailhead just past the campground kiosk, 2.6 km from the visitor centre.
National Parks permit is required for all vehicles stopping here.
|Secondary Accesses||The trail can also be accessed from a point 1.3 km on the road from the visitor centre|
|Cautions||Be aware of bears and cougars; do not disturb any wildlife. |
Please do not disturb campground employees or guests.
Wood ticks are common here and especially active in spring and early summer; check yourself over thoroughly after visiting.
|Jurisdiction||National Parks of Canada|
|Regulations||No camping or fires except in designated areas. Dogs on leash.|
|Facilities||Pit toilets at the 1.3 km trailhead and at Restoration Area trailhead.|
All services in Radium Hot Springs village.
|Other Recreational Activities||Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in winter|
|FMI||Parks Canada 250-347-9505|
|Friends of Kootenay National Park|
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