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This is an amazing hike. Did it last weekend. Helen lake itself is still frozen. The final 1 km trail to the lake is through sugary snow, as expected from Spring weather in the mountain. The view from the meadows are very rewarding. As people said, there are lots of wildflower already. But be prepared for some muddy hike followed by melting icy conditions. Definitely one of the best hike from Icefield Parkway

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike, snow for the final 1.5km through the meadow. Lots of wildflowers already.

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Hiked this on Thursday June 8 2017. Got to the alpine level but was a foot deep of snow. Turned back as could not make out the trail. Also, there was an avalanche in the winter which will require you to navigate through tress at the 2.5 km mark. Was ok due to lots of packed snow allowing you to walk on. Suspect it will be a bit more tricky when the snow melts as well as a bit more movement from all the broken trees. For sure made it an unique trail to tackle

hiking
25 days ago

Beautiful views (especially in the fall) and probably a great hike for families, but I'd recommend heading across the road to Burstall Pass if you're up for the same with a little more challenge.

highly recommend continuing up summit for spectacular views.

Lots of snow still and the lake still mostly frozen over.

We hiked the Black Prince Trail and continued past Warspite Lake, across the rock slide and then up past the Warspite Cascades eventually ending up in alpine meadow filled with boulders and beautiful flowers. Our goal was to reach Black Prince Lake but not all individuals in the group felt that they could continue on due to fatigue. The climb up past the cascades can take its toll on your legs if you are not used to a steady uphill climb. The most scenic part of the hike was definitely after we went past Warspite Lake.

Pros:
- Long hike with minimal elevation, so it focuses more on endurance vs. strength
- Some beautiful scenery, lots of trees, alberta rose bushes, wild strawberries, and raspberries.


Cons:
- LOTS of bogs and marsh land. Most of them do have trails other hikers have used to get around, but you really won't be able to avoid getting your feet damp.
- There are quite a few mosquitoes, but they back off with the lovely scent of DEET

nice hikes with lots of choices.

hiking
1 month ago

Not a great one when it's still damp out. About 1km in, we ran into a puddle we couldn't get around without wading through. Considering how thick the mosquitos were, we decided to turn back & try another trail.

walking
1 month ago