You’ve heard of the famous Rockwall Trail and backpacking trip but are unsure of being able to commit to the full length of it so this “Mini” version of it is the perfect trip for you!
Kootenays National Park
June 29 - July 1st 2021
Difficulty: moderate to difficult
$ 600/ person + taxes, non catered
$ 750/ person + taxes, catered
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Kootenays National Park
3 days / 2 night
Details & Itinerary
Day 1: Hike the Ochre Creek Trail to Helmet Falls campground – 14.3 kms with 330m elev. gain and set up camp.
Night 1: Helmet Falls campground – 1780 m
Day 2: After a delicious breakfast we will dismantle camp and start hiking along the Rockwall Pass Trail – which is part of the famous Great Divide Trail! – and go over Limestone Summit then over Rockwall Pass before heading down towards our campground for the night.
Today you will hike a total of 11.6 kms with quite a few ups and downs so about 700 m elev. gain and 550 m elev. loss. (390 m up, 190 m down, 260 m up, 360 m down)
We will have the option of going to Wolverine Pass at km 8.5 along our trail – 3.1 km before our camp. The pass is about 350 m from the junction and it will add 700m to our day for a total of 12.3 kms of hiking with big packs that day!
Night 2: Tumbling Creek campground – 1880 m.
Day 3: Another good breakfast will set us up for success on our last day on the trail. Today we will hike close to Tumbling Glacier, over Tumbling Pass and down towards Numa Creek.
13.8 kms with 330 m elev. gain and 776 m elev. loss.
Option 2: Exit earlier along Tumbling Creek Trail 10.6 kms w/ 433 m elev. loss to arrive directly back at our cars.
- 3 days / 2 nights guided backpacking trip by an experienced certified ACMG woman Hiking guide happy to share all sorts of backcountry tricks to empower you to later on go with your family and friends.
- 1hr online pre-trip meeting 5-7 days before to discuss the route taken, weather, gear etc.. and respond to all questions.
- 3 days vacation in a not-so-well-known environment, in the presence of a professional trained in wilderness first aid, who is here mainly to prevent anything from happening but trained and ready to respond in case of an emergency.
- all campground fees, wilderness camping fees, k-country Parks fees, food accommodating specific dietary needs as well as camp kitchen: pots, stoves & fuel etc..
- can include camping gear and hiking poles if you need to borrow some (not sleeping bags sorry).
What's Not Included
- National Park permit to display in your vehicle.
- Travel insurance as well as medical, disability, life, dismemberment and accidental death insurance.
Adventure Information Package
Our Adventure Information Package with all details for your trip will be sent out to each participant within 5-10 days of deposit payment.
You can make a deposit to save your spot for this adventure here.
Please read our cancellation policy here.
Guided Trip Benefits
Save yourself the hassle of hours of camping prep work – like booking campgrounds, buying/preparing menus and food – that go before such a trip as well as cooking every day.
Enjoy disconnecting from your cell phone – no wifi out there, sorry, and forget about your never ending To Do list for a few days. Disconnect to reconnect.
Get direct, live fauna, flora, mountain history and/or geology interpretation stories along the trail.
Enjoy soaking in all the health benefits provided by being away from this thing we call “civilization” for a few days. Recharge and get energized by spending an active vacay doing something good for yourself.