Helen Lake Trail, Banff

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  • A steady incline for most of the hike. Good hiking shoes and poles are recommended. The guide from White Mountain Adventures (Adrienne) was excellent and ensured the pace of the ascent and descent wer...  more »
  • This is a 12 km hike with nice views of Crowfoot Glacier and other mountains. It is a little long but worth the hike. It is the longest of the 4 hikes that people recommended i take on the Icefields H...  more »
  • Being still somewhat winter, the hike was a bit muddy with various mounds of snow and a few places where an avalanche clearly took down a few trees. We did not reach the lake as there was too much sno...  more »

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