The Rockwall - Kootenay National Park
Lots of local trail runners and hikers will say the Rockwall is the ultimate Rockies trail experience. If you are on the hunt for a long day on one of the most breathtaking trail systems in North America, the Rockwall is for you. At 56 kilometre long and 2600 meters of elevation gain, it'll test your trail running skills in a way not many long runs do. The Rockwall covers a huge amount of alpine landscapes. This leads to spectacular views for hours and hours!
- 56 km (40 km for the short version that follows Tumbling creek)
- Elevation gain: 2600 metres
- 8 to 12 hours
- Done best by leaving a car at Paint Pots, then driving down to Floe Lake and running the trail from South to North. This way, most of the elevation gain (19000 m) is done when you reach Tumbling valley at the halfway point. The last section down from Helmet Falls has long and fast descents.
- Great for experienced runners looking at testing themselves while they enjoy the best sceneries of the Rockies.
- Download the GPX file here