Camp Highlights

  • Run the most iconic trails of the rockies with a coach along the way
  • Camp halfway to break up the trail and make the most of your time
  • Porters to bring your overnight gear in and out
  • Professional instruction by fully ACMG-certified guides

Dates & price

  •  August 18th-19th, 2021
  • $745 + Tax / Person

Run an Iconic Rockies Trail with a Rad Group of Women..

The Rockwall Traverse is normally a backpacking trip that takes 3-4 nights however recently it's been increasing in popularity for trail running. The trail starts with a gradual climb through an old burn covered in fireweed flowers then ascends up beside a waterfall bringing you to the well photographed Floe Lake. From there the trail take you over 3 passes each with unique views of the hanging glaciers and the valley below. The last leg take you by the tall Helmet Falls and then the elevation evens out until you arrive at the paint pots trailhead. The full trail is 55 kms and you will climb 2400 meters over the whole trail.

This trail is beautiful and challenging which is why we have broken it into 2 parts. You will get to run the first half to Tumbling Campground on the first day and then finish the trail on the second day. Porters have been hired to carry your overnight gear into the campground and out the next day so you just have to think about the running part.

Our experienced local ACMG Hiking Guide Alison Cardinal will coach you along the trail, giving you tips and tricks along the way so you can continue on with your trail running journey after the camp.

This camp is not advanced however previous trail running experience is required.

Take on trails that people travel the world to see with the ACC's women's trail running camp!

Camp Objectives

The main goal of this camp is to get on beautiful trails at a beatiful time o year however the following skills will be taugh during the course:

Gear needed
- How to pack
- Navigation
- Safety
- Spacing & efficient movement through various terrain

Day by Day Adventure Itinerary 

Day 1:

  • Meet at the Paint Pots Trailheah at 8:00 am
  • Give overnight gear to porters
  • Review gear and safety and sign waivers
  • Option to leave a bike to retrieve vehicle after or carpool (masks on and windows down) for 5 minutes to the Floe Lake Trail Head
  • Run, run and run
  • Debrief the day before setting up camp

Day 2:

  • Pack up overnight gear and leave in storage for porters
  • Run, run and run
  • Meet porters at end of trail and grab gear
  • Carpool or bike to retrieve vehicle at Floe Lake Parking
  • Debrief the day before camp ends
Is this Camp For Me?

You do not need to be a good trail runner but you need to be fit enough to jog for a few hours and have some previous trail running experience.

Food, Accommodation and Guiding

To keep the cost of this course as low as possible for participants, food will not be provided as part of the course. So please brink along your peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (or favoured alternative), a packed lunch and some snacks for both days.


We will be camping at the Tumbling Creek Campground so please bring all overnight gear located on the gear list.


Alison Cardinal is an ACMG Hiking Guide as well as a trail running enthusiast and is excited to share this trail with you.

Adventure Map

More Information

- Please try to register online before calling. If you are having issues please try to have your emergency contact information and course questionnaire filled out before calling.

  Email us
  403 678 3200 ext. 213

Course Documents

Gear List       

ACC Liability Waiver (En)   

ACC Liability Waiver (Fr)  

Covid Health and Exposure Declaration    

ACC Model Release   

ACC Covid Protocols   


Cancellation policy and travel Insurance

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Cancellation Policy  
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Travel Insurance


  • 2 days professional instruction from ACMG certified guide
  • Porters to bring your overnight gear in and out
  • One night accommodation at theTumbling Creek Campground
  • Maximum ratio of 4 participants per guide

Participants Must Provide

  • Transportation to and from the field location on Day 1 and 2
  • Meals and lunches
  • Personal gear (gear list)

Organizing Fantastic ACC Adventures For Over 100 Years

  • Local Knowledge - based out of Canmore, AB, we know the Rockies region and the best local caterers, guides and porters
  • Dedicated resources - full-time office staff, ACMG guides and group equipment on-hand to ensure your trip runs smoothly
  • Not-for-profit - any money we make on camps and courses is reinvested into providing services for our members and the mountain community

Your Guides

Alison Cardinal

Alison moved to Canmore from Northern Ireland, and has spent a lot of time hill walking in the rain in Scotland as well as climbing and skiing in Chamonix, the Dolomites, the Pyrenees and Kenya. She is a certified backpacking guide and full ski guide certified through the ACMG. Alison is an active trip leader with the Rocky Mountain Section and the National office.