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.

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!
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Backpacking, Camping, Hiking

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68 Miles

Elev. Gain:

8530 Feet



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Added by Erik Turner

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

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