The Wilson Creek Falls plunge 63m down into a rocky canyon, ripping with noise and spray. It’s a quick and impressive destination!
Distance, round trip: 2.4km
Season: mid-April to early November
The trailhead is reached up the East Wilson Creek FSR, near Rosebery BC. After driving this good, 2WD LC road for 11.5km, a signed junction points up a rougher road towards the falls. The last 1km of road is rougher and narrow, but should be drivable for all vehicles. Just take it slow.
Down the forest path
The trail is relatively level as it starts to meander through the forest. However, as you near the canyon, the trail steepens significantly into a careful descent. The waterfall can be heard in the distance and is reached within 30 minutes of walking.
The trail vanishes at the base of Wilson Creek Falls, leaving you with an almighty view:
A sign announces that you’ve now crossed into Goat Range Provincial Park. And although the sign urges you not to go beyond, a faint trail climbs up the mossy rocks at the base of the falls – one of the most popular places to take a photo that shows the scale of the falls!
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