A paved hiking trail that runs alongside Helen Lake. Well-known for wildlife and waterfowl sightings.
The walk is somewhat scenic and needs to hiked on a clear day. The overall area is pleasant. Because it is not too long it would be considered an easy hike.
Nice few, short hike with not much walking in the trees. Lost of alpine flowers and wildlife along the way.
Challenging hike for the 4 of us but it was very worth it. Once you get up there the scenery is truly amazing. The meadow walks were a great contrast to the majesty of the mountains and peaks all around. Nice small lake at the end where we rested, wolfed down our peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and favorite beverages.... More
We went past Helen lake and climbed Cirque peak (easy scramble). Next we went to Dolomites pass. Highly recommended! One of the best hikes in Rockies. Could be crowded in peak season though...
This is an interesting hike along a trail that has lots of tree roots that almost act like a staircase in places, you will cross a number if little streams until you get to the meadow. The views on the way up of Bow Lake and Crowfoot Glacier are simply breathtaking. You then turn and walk a across the meadow... More
The walk was ok and the views so so but it was alright. It would have been nice to have better weather though. It rained but still we would recommend it.
We stayed 4 nights in Lake louise in August 2012 and decided to walk the Helen lake trail. The little parking lot for only 20 cars is 33 km north of Lake lLouise and just opposite the Crowfoot glacier viewpoint. The distance of this walk is 12 km but you can continu up the ridge just behind the lake. The... More
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