Backpack the Rockwall Trail

Rate this Adventure Canada Helmet Creek Falls Trailhead, Kootenay National Park

  • Activities:

    Camping, Backpacking, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Summer

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    68 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    8530 Feet

Forest
Lake
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

This hike will take you 3-5 days with amazing scenery, great campsites and lots of wildlife. There are perfect trails and alpine views that are phenomenal.

The Rockwall trail is a famous 3-5 day trek in Kootenay National Park.

We started from the North and camped at Helmet Falls our first night, and then continued south and exited out Floe Lake. I would recommend this direction for a backpack, and the opposite direction for a trail run (it's about 50k).

The scenery is amazing, trails are spectacular, and we even ran into (almost quite literally) a bear. You might not want to run down the (very small portion) of heavily vegetated trail. You tend to happen upon wildlife before they hear your heavy breathing and conversation.

Pack List

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Food
  • Extra food (it's a big trip!)
  • Hot chocolate
  • Cards - to use at the TABLES at each BACKCOUNTRY site
  • Camera, of course!
Read More

Reviews

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Leave a Review

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Erik Turner

Skiier, climber, photographer... addicted to being outside! Feel free to get in touch to mull over PNW adventure plans!

Are we missing something? Suggest an edit

Nearby Adventures

Hike to Bonnell Creek Falls

Canada / Bonnell Creek Falls Trail

This trail isn't much to look at but it's all about the destination here as you will stumble upon scenic waterfalls nestled in the quiet Nanoose Bay area.

13 Saves

Hike to Singhampton Caves in Ontario

Canada / Singhampton Caves

Singhampton Caves Trail is a 1.

25 Saves

Hike to Nesbitts Knee Falls

Canada / Nesbitts Knee Falls

Nesbitts Knee Falls is a beautiful and large plunge waterfall.

17 Saves