Backpack the Rockwall Trail
Rate this Adventure Canada › Helmet Creek Falls Trailhead, Kootenay National Park
Added by Erik Turner
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.
- Sleeping Bag
- Extra food (it's a big trip!)
- Hot chocolate
- Cards - to use at the TABLES at each BACKCOUNTRY site
- Camera, of course!
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