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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 – Numa Creek to Floe Lake

The Rockwall Trail – Numa Creek to Floe Lake

I am so excited to share the next spectacular section of the Rockwall trail, from Numa Creek to Floe Lake. This hike involved a couple of giant waterfalls, more flower-filled meadows and then switchbacks up into the alpine, to the highest point along the Rockwall trail, Numa Pass. The epic mountain views have to be some of the best in the whole of Kootenay National Park (Canada.) The trail then descends down to the fabulous Floe Lake where we camped…

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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. Tumbling Creek to Numa Creek map…

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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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