Helen Lake Trail

MODERATE 41 reviews
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Helen Lake Trail is a 11.6 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Improvement District No. 9, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
641 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

rock climbing

skiing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

snow

On the Icefields parkway, park in the Helen lake parking across from crowfoot glacier parking overview. Nice trail into the meadows, little bit of fishing in the lake for small brook trout 6 inches.

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5 days ago

Beautiful day, top of cirque the Hoary Marmot was chirping us non stop! Next time up the Dolomite ridge.

9 days ago

Very nice trail with some quite steep climbs.

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2 months ago

This is my favorite hike in the Rockies! It only takes about an hour before you reach the meadow and the spectacular views. There's some steep sections but nothing too difficult. Once you reach the lake you're going to want to climb the headwall. It only takes about half hour or so and the panoramic views are simply amazing! It took me about 4 hours return which made for a great day hike. I'd definitely recommend this hike.

2 months ago

Was tying for Dolomite Pass and Cirque peak but a thunder storm rolled in, so only made it to Helen Lake. Small section of Avalanche debris on the way up, otherwise trail is in great condition

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2 months ago

Great trail although there an avalanche went across one portion leaving some snow and fallen trees that partially block the trail. Cirque peak is well worth the additional effort from the lake but it is steep and very loose rock.