The Old Coach Trail is a 9-kilometre walking or cycling route that runs between Radium Hot Springs and Dry Gulch.
This is a historic route that was travelled by Model Ts in the 1920s — signage along the trail offers insight into this fascinating history. The trail winds along the benchlands above the Columbia River, offering spectacular views of the Columbia Wetlands below.
The Old Coach Trail has two trailheads: north and south. The northernmost access is located in Radium at the southern end of Main Street West, accessible to hikers and bikers. A small parking area is available to vehicles, accessible right off Highway 93/95 just a moment’s drive south of the village.
You can also drive 5 minutes south (towards Invermere) and park at the alternate trail head, and walk or cycle back to Radium. Either way, you won’t be disappointed!
The restoration of this trail was made possible due to the efforts of local residents, contractors and agencies. We hope you enjoy your experience along the Old Coach Trail.