We attempted this hike a few years ago and turned back before we got very far because of torrential rain/mud. To access the trail head, after you passed the power house, you will cross 2 bridges, the trail head is located… HOME; SEARCH TRAILS; POSTS; SEARCH TAGS; TERMS OF SERVICE; ABOUT; LOGIN; menu. Zero the odometer on your vehicle and go left to continue driving along the Squamish Valley Road. The Mountain Bike Park is open with shuttles running on weekends. Anyway the views were spectacular even on a soggy day, so it would be even prettier with a bit of sunshine. It's a steep and short (15 minute) initial climb of 110 meters with a 25% grade before reaching a viewpoint at the edge of the fantastic High Falls Creek canyon. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until November. Nestled in a shady forest just north of Macon, the Towaliga River tumbles through the park, churning in whitewater and free-falling cascades over massive rocks and boulders. Still when you do catch a glimpse, it is awesome! Once you’ve had enough of this stunning waterfall you get to continue hiking through the gorgeous forest to more mountain viewpoints. Go left and walk about 20 minutes back to where you started your hike. I am myself a nature lover, always recharging my batteries while in a forest or a park. Cloudburst - High Falls Creek - A reasonable ski route #336 Timestamp Exempt: 2020.11.27 - 09:03:21 This article describes a ski trip to Cloudburst Mountain via High Falls Creek logging road and the North-Northwest Ridge was skied to the summit. The trail is well marked and though steep at times is moderately challenging. We got lost once or twice (the paths can be a bit confusing.) Cool eh!? Facilities: No facilities. I did this on July 28, 2018. High Falls Creek is located in the Squamish Valley area, north of the town of Squamish. Sat, Dec 19 10:00 AM … 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson, GA 30233-6565. This glacier carved valley stretches on and on, along the majestic Squamish River. Close to the falls there are plenty of Douglas Fir trees with their deeply cracked bark. We did some hiking in Vancouver last winter but didn’t know about this hike- now I’m bummed we missed it! Find a campsite for your next adventure. A nice view of the Squamish valley with the Ashlu tucked in behind the … Or, if you want more waterfalls, have a peek at my Oh Canada page  – I have a map with lots of other fabulous waterfall options. High Falls Creek is a creek in southwestern British Columbia, Canada, located in the New Westminster Land District. This is a beautiful hike in the backcountry of the Monongahela National Forest. opt-in to receive email updates, news and information from We brought the 10 essentials. Take in the view while being careful not to get too close to the edge. It's located in Georgia, United States. Chris N. at High Falls Creek: “Last Saturday was a reminder that spring weather is changeable. Instead we got to climb up epic-looking cliffs, see the most amazing waterfall and then look down on countless gorgeous views. In late May we could only explore the lower sections of the roads, today the snow was gone and we could drive to the furthest points, but still we saw only a small portion of the area. Length 5.2 miElevation gain 1807 ftRoute type Loop Scramble up and over the rocks to a gravel logging road above. 2017/04/29 Day hike High Falls Creek, Squamish, waterfall andy. looks like an amazing hike, breath taking views from those lookout points – the pictures are great but i bet they dont do the views justice! Loved the pictures that bring alive the beauty of nature you experience during the hike. This looks like a great hike and a phenomenal view at the top. Don't cross the bridge but instead park in the space at the side of the gravel road. This is the highest elevation of the walk, so we were in the clouds and not expecting any views for the return journey. but despite that.. the views are spectacular and very worth hiking for! Tag Archives: High Falls Creek High Falls Creek, 29 Apr 2017. And what’s not to like about a waterfall or two. At the 1 km point the lower waterfall viewpoint is reached; this is a good spot to stop for a quick water break. This hike is not very famous, but I think it is a great option for hike near Squamish or Vancouver. When Philippe told me he was organizing a BCMC trip to Cloudburst by High Falls Creek I immediately joined in. Approximately 1km later, at 23.5km, you arrive at a bridge that crosses High Falls Creek. Learn how your comment data is processed. I can’t wait to get out and explore some new places in BC this summer. there is a steep drop-off down into an ever-deepening gorge. This is a wild trail, so there isn’t one spot where you can get an unobstructed view of the waterfall. 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