Backpack the Rockwall Trail

East Kootenay G, British Columbia

Details

Distance

68 miles

Elevation Gain

8530 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

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.

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Features

Camping
Backpacking
Hiking
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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