Heli-Hike the Berg Lake Trail

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Pristine glacial lakes. Tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Rope Bridges. Passing through the Valley of a Thousand Falls. Plus, all down hill? Count me in!

If you do not have the time (or energy) to backpack into Berg Lake and camp overnight, one solution is to fly into Berg Lake via Robson Helimagic's chopper and hike out. Going with this heli-hiking route allows you to experience this iconic trail without the hassle of camping and getting proper permits. If you are interested in the backpacking and camping experience, check out Morgan Lee Alain's post here

The helicopter will drop you off near the Robson Pass Campground, which is immediately adjacent the border between Alberta and British Columbia (Jasper National Park and Mt. Robson Provincial Park). From here, you get to hike downhill 2,610' over the course of 14.3 miles. You will get to hike along the Robson River, surrounded by Hargreaves, Robson, Berg, and Mist Glaciers initially. As you get farther down the trail, you will pass by the monstrous Emperor Falls (I have witnessed backpackers taking a "shower" in the mist of Emperor Falls). Continuing on, you will pass through a variety of waterfalls and lakes as you make your way through the Valley of a Thousand Falls. Kinney Lake and the neighboring campground will be your last major point of interest along your hike out to the trailhead. Mount Robson towers over you throughout the hike; fitting considering it is the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies at 12,972'.

Pack List

With heli-hiking, you can experience this trail with a much lighter day pack; some ideas here. Be sure to bring:

  • Bear Spray
  • Layers (Weather Changes Quickly!)
  • Dramamine if you get motion sickness from flying!
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Added by Jeremy Meek

Construction and sustainability guru by day. Recreational photographer and blogger by night and weekend. I love exploring my home state of Arizona and pursuing adventure beyond its borders.

Activities:

Photography, Hiking

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Point-to-Point

Distance:

14.3 Miles

Elev. Gain:

-2610 Feet

Features:

Easy Parking
Lake
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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