Join me for one of the most scenic hiking trails in Banff. The Helen Lake trail starts at the sign in the parking lot. It begins with lots of forest and tree roots on the trail – so watch your step! You follow a well-marked and easy trail for about 4.5 km. At this point, you rise about the trees and are able to see the gorgeous views this hike is known for. There is a creek crossing at Helen Creek, and you are almost at the destination… Helen Lake!