The Old Coach Greenway

*Please Note: Construction has begun at the Dry Gulch entrance of the trail. Please follow posted detour instructions or use Radium entrance*

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History

The Old Coach Trail is a 9km walking or cycling route that connects Dry Gulch to Radium Hot Springs. This historic route that was travelld by motor vehicles in the 1920s winds along the bench lands above the Columbia River with spectacular views of the wetlands below.

Greenways are corridors of green space that connect communities to each other and to the land. They protect sensitive ecosystems and wildlife habitat, as well as provide non-motorized trails for people to access and learn about these areas.

The Old Coach Greenway was restored thanks to the efforts of local residents, contractors and agencies. The greenway was made possible through the collaboration of: BC Conservation Corps, BC Ministry of Environment, BC Parks, BC Ministry of Transporttation and Infrastructure, Columbia Basin Trust, Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, Columbia Valley Community Foundation, Kootenay Savings Mark Kingsbury Foundation, Parks Canada, Real Estate Foundation of BC, Regional District of East Kootenay, tembec, Tourism Radium, Village of Radium Hot Springs and Columbia Valley Greenways Trail Alliance.

Location
Radium Hot Springs Trailhead

Park at the Visitor Information Centre at the southern edge of Radium Hot Springs. Use the crosswalk to cross Hwy 93/95 to Main Street West. Proceed south to the corner of Main Street West and Edelweiss Street. Follow the trail markers south to the trailhead.

Dry Gulch Trailhead

From Radium Hot Springs drive 5.6km south on Hwy 93/95 to Dry Gulch. From Invermere drive 7.2km north on Hwy 93/95 from the intersection of Hwy 93/95 and Athelmer Road towards Dry Gulch. Turn west off of the Hwy opposite Eacrett Road and park near the trailhead kiosk.

Seasonal Hours

This trail is maintained from spring to fall annually.

Trail Etiquette
  • Stay on the trail
  • No motorized vehicles
  • Cyclists please yield to pedestrians
  • Keep pets on a leash and clean up after them
  • Do not pick plants
  • Pack out your litter
  • No open fires
  • Help prevent the spread of invasive plants
Wildlife

The Old Coach Greenway is shared with bears, coyotes, cougars and bighorn sheep. Stay clear of and don't feed any wildlife.

Inquires

If you have additional questions, or to report any issues you can contact the Environmental Services Department at 250-489-6900 or email [email protected]

 

 

Last edited: Fri, February 09, 2024 - 11:12:10