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“Helen Lake Trail” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Helen Lake Trail

Helen Lake Trail
Knoxville, Tennessee
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123 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Helen Lake Trail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A paved hiking trail that runs alongside Helen Lake. Well-known for wildlife and waterfowl sightings.

Visited September 2013
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Banff, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice few”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Nice few, short hike with not much walking in the trees.
Lost of alpine flowers and wildlife along the way.

Visited August 2013
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New Haven
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88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“More wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

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. Walk but was a bit hard on the old quads going down hill but a few rests here and there make it all eh ok.

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Amazing views Bow/Pieto lake and glacier”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

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...

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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“Amazing views, a must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

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 with alpine flowers and beautiful pine trees. Wide broad views of distant snow capped mountains and just the occasional bird sound breaks the silence of this serene Place. The meadow widens and flattens with a well marked trail towards Helen Lake. You then cross some slightly uneven rocky areas and a final waterfall, across a boggy patch and finally Helen Lake. Simply sit on a rock and stare at the natural beauty of mother natures creation.
Paths are mostly good and single file only in some places. You will not be disappointed. We are not fit adventurous hikers but the 12km round trip was achievable and not too tiring.

Visited August 2013
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