Explore the most popular waterfall trails near Maple Ridge with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This was a lovely hike, without too terribly many people and with some decent elevation gain and neat features on the West Canyon side of the trail. The little offshoot we took to Hikers Beach was fun, where we found some sandy areas that you could easily camp on beside the creek. We hiked around the loop East to West but next time I think i’d just do an out and back along the West Canyon as it was more pleasurable for me with the interesting rock/ wooden steps and a bit more difficult terrain. Nice viewpoints on areas of the trail up into the mountains. Really great that there were many offshoots from the main loop for exploration. Will be back to try it in a different way again, perhaps to get up to Golden Ears peak next time with an overnighter! Took us (relatively fit 37 F/39 M) with a couple breaks, about 2.5 hours total.

Another great day here. So many little trails to shoot out and explore. This trail is super easy and fantastic for a power-walk workout.

hiking
5 days ago

If you come back on the West Canyon trail it is much better to make this a loop instead of out and back. Great views.

Easy hike without too many people. The trail to upper falls is easy to miss. The trail is also overgrown and a bit of an ankle challenge. But I found it to be very well marked with ribbons.

very nice trail. Confusing at times to figure out which trail to take, not marked well.

Way to many people and dog poop everywhere all over the trail, so bad it smells everywhere you go. this isn't a hike it's a walk. parking is slim to non! dont go on long weekends or weekends. weekdays late afternoon are the best times if your into nature walks around litter and poop.

This was a nice and easy jaunt on trails that are mostly old logging roads/rail lines. Starting from the East Canyon Trailhead, take two quick lefts and the rest of the trail is relatively intuitive to follow.

Absolutely gorgeous and easy going for the whole family. There are a few great bridges with magnificent views. Not too much foot traffic.

Gold Creek Falls is an excellent location to enjoy the coolness of the water and the excitement of the trails.

hiking
29 days ago

Great place for awesome views of water falls. My dog and boyfriend loved it.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy walk to the falls, also known as lower falls trail. Only took 30 mins to get to them. Relaxing to sit on the rocks at the falls

walking
1 month ago

Very clean easy trail!

The start of the trail is steep and has no warnings but once you make it up the terrain gets better. Once you make it to Small Lake that’s where the fun begins! Great views from some look out points. Truly worth the reward if you’re up for a challenge. Markers are easy to spot. Bring a walking stick or find a nice branch. Happy hiking

Great easy hike with so many great views of the river and the mountains! It was lovely and quiet. We only ran into three other groups along the hike, everyone was friendly. The dog loved the trail as well!!

The trail was quite enjoyable, the moderate status was very fitted. I found the some of the points of the trail confusing as to which route to follow, but all in all this app helped a lot with that. I wish it was just a closer trail to the water. I will go to Golden Ears again, but try a different trail.

on Kanaka Creek

2 months ago

Easy family trail, lots of access to the creek.

Nice trail. We took the east west connector (bridge) and came back on the Golden Ears / West Canyon trail. West Canyon is much more challenging than the East and we ended up in the West Canyon parking lot. The walk back to our car along the gravel road was super dusty and awful. I think it might have worked to take a right on the Menzies trail instead of going all the way down to the West Canyon parking lot as we saw the trailhead near our parking lot.

It's basically just a walk, not much strenuous hiking involved, but some of the views are amazing, especially on clear days. Also very crowded with people and their dogs or small children, so I'd suggest going in the morning.

walking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Really lovely trail, not difficult at all but a long enough walk to warrant the drive. The scenery was beautiful, not just the mountain views but the trail itself was just a perfect depiction of west coast wilderness

3 months ago

awesome trail

walking
4 months ago

Nice little riverside trail with a few cool little waterfalls.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice hike on a sunny winter's day. Be sure to cover the low falls trail on your way back. Nice views of snowy mountains on clear days.

hiking
5 months ago

I didn’t get to check out the whole trail but I liked what I saw. Brought my toddler and preggo wife and they did ok. The toilet up next to the falls was pretty nasty...I’d sooner do as the bears do.

hiking
5 months ago

love this hiking with my pup, it would be amazing to have a bridge in front of the falls to enjoy more the view.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail to take my puppy on. Lots of things for her to see and smell and a good amount of people and other dogs to say hi too. Trail was nice and well kept. Slightly confusing as there were a number of different trails but it's easy to find your way around.

walking
7 months ago

Great walk on a cold wet day.

hiking
8 months ago

Gorgeous and easy hike, big reward for minimal effort

hiking
9 months ago

The map was a little confusing as there were many different paths that you can take but it was very beautiful. Definitely can’t take a stroller here as there are many stairs and barriers (to stop the horses from going on certain trails). There is a lot of dog poop on the trail and I had to steer the little ones away from it constantly. The creek is picturesque but the same experience can be found in many areas in the lower mainland. If you are nearby it’s worth it but I wouldn’t make a special trip.

Beautiful hike, or better said a nice walk trough the forest...amazing views and was extremely nice right after the rain fall when the forest it's at its finest!

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