Strathcona Park - Lake Helen Mackenzie

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Region: North Central Island

Location: Mount Washington, Nordic Lodge

Parking: Parking lot

Time/Distance: 8km, roughly 2 hours

Walk/Hike/Backpack: Walk/Hike or Backpack

We backpacked to the camping sites at Lake Helen Mackenzie. This hike is easy and perfect for first time backpackers. Minimal elevation, most of the hike is flat. Half of this hike is on a boardwalk, making it very easy for everyone. This is a nice place for those who just want to talk a walk, or backpack to the lake, and other lakes. Hiking to camp and back does a loop which total takes roughly 2 hours, 1 hour to camp and 1 hour back to your car.

The thing I did not like about the camping sites was the tent pads were very close together, we were lucky and no one was there, but during summer and nice weather I could see if being very busy and would not pick to go here.