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Helen Lake Trail

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Length


3.8 Miles 6.2 Kilometers


1,575' 480 m

Ascent

-157' -48 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

41%

Max Grade (22°)

7,861' 2,396 m

High

6,443' 1,964 m

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A strenuous but popular hike with fantastic views of Banff National Park.

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Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

Restrooms are available at the trailhead. The parking lot may fill early, but space also available along Route 93.There are several additional hikes from this location.

Description

A pretty strenuous start yields to fantastic views of the valley and surrounding mountains. The trail begins with a hike through the forest over streams and exposed roots before transitioning to a rocky trail. About halfway through, the trail leads along a ridge line which provides excellent views of the valley below and surrounding mountains. After that, cross a large stream and hike across a meadow to reach the lake.

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