High Falls Creek Trail : A Refuge

High Falls Creek View

High Falls Creek View

Break out of cellphone range and escape the city for a day. High Falls Creek Trail allows you to do just that.

Though this refuge lies just 40 minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver this 12km trail offering rewarding views of the exposed valley and hidden waterfalls is not for a regular city slicker. The challenging ascent borders the cliffside, and though chains and ropes provide support, it is not for someone with a fear of heights. The casual 1.5 hour descent is down an abandoned logging road, with spectacular views of true wildlife and stunning spots to sit down and take it all in over lunch. High Falls Creek Trail can on average be completed in 3.5 hours, is moderately challenging and not recommended for small children and dogs.

Directions: Take a left off Highway 99 at intersection with Alice Lake. Keep straight on Squamish Valley Road until the road ends and you reach the bridge marked High Falls Creek (roughly 24 km). Park anywhere before this bridge. To reach the trailhead, walk north across the bridge to the tree on your right hand side with a white marked sign 'High Falls Creek Trail' and flagging tape. The trail begins here.

Trail Entrance:

 N 49˚ 56.286’

W 123˚ 18.006’

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