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The Rockwall trail guide

The Rockwall trail guide

The Rockwall trail is one of the best mini through-hikes in the Canadian Rockies. The trail normally takes 3-5 days, in which you’ll hike over high-alpine passes and get up close to the kilometer high Rockwall. This adventure allows you to see countless wildflowers, giant waterfalls, jewel-like lakes, spectacular geology and alpine views that seem unreal when you look back at photos. I heard about this a couple of years ago from Andy’s Blog, Being Outdoors. Still, it takes a…

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The Rockwall Trail – Floe Lake trail

The Rockwall Trail – Floe Lake trail

If you are hiking the entire Rockwall, or just fancy a rewarding day hike; The Floe Lake trail is an incredible adventure. This was our final section of the Rockwall trail; Hiking out from the spectacular Floe Lake back down to the trailhead along the Banff-Windermere Parkway in Kootenay National Park, Canada. If you camp at Floe Lake, you’ll wake up in backpackers heaven. The early morning reflections in the lake are stunning, and you get to enjoy them with…

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The Rockwall Trail – Tumbling Creek to Numa Creek

The Rockwall Trail – Tumbling Creek to Numa Creek

Ready for more of the fabulous Rockwall Trail!? This is the third section of our hike, from Tumbling Creek to Numa Creek. The trail ascends to tumbling pass with some of the best glacier views along the Rockwall. After that there is a hefty descent (with more gorgeous views) and a couple of creek crossings before you make it to Numa Creek Backcountry Campground. Just like the previous two sections; This hike is incredible. Click here for my full Rockwall…

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The Rockwall Trail – Helmet Falls to Tumbling Creek

The Rockwall Trail – Helmet Falls to Tumbling Creek

This was our second day on the spectacular Rockwall trail, from Helmet Falls to Tumbling Creek. You can read the first part here. This section climbs up to the giant cliffs of Ottertail limestone that make up the actual Rockwall. The trail goes by Rockwall Pass (and you can take a mini detour to Wolverine Pass) before descending down to the pleasant campground at Tumbling Creek. We saw incredible mountains, glaciers and regal marmots along the way. We were unable…

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