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Little hike with a big payoff. A picturesque autumn walk to the falls, which did not disappoint. There are several nice lookouts along the way that made for great photos. Use caution with animals and kids: some lookouts have sharp drop offs, and of course be careful at the falls. The trail would be fine for dogs on leash. Overall, I’d highly recommend.

Nice and east hike. The falls were very beautiful. Recommend

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15 days ago

Super good hike. Beautiful view not to bad of a hike

The Trail:
Great hike for an afternoon. First 1km is easy, flat, and in nice forested area. Then the real challenge starts. It's only 3.3km from the parking lot to the hut but 2.3km covers a lot of elevation gain. Lots of steps, so a good workout for sure. Additional chains and even a ladder to help with the steeper sections, but very manageable.Use caution on the ladder if wet, very slippery. Only made it to the hut as we were losing light and wanted to get down before it got too dark. 6.6km roundtrip took about 4 hours, which included lots of stops and about 30 minutes at the hut.

Completed the hike in smoky weather and the views were still amazing, can't wait to return on a clear day. Complete this in a day and return to Radium for a nice soak in the hot springs!


Vehicle:
The road in is a little bumpy in a truck so smaller vehicle may encounter issues. The last 3km are a little rough on the vehicle so just take your time and you will be fine. Chicken wire is provided in the parking lot at the trail head. Reports of critters chewing on brake cables, so make sure to protect your vehicle.

A beautiful trail with nice views. Moderate hiking conditions. Keep on going on the trail after the first lookout to make it to the top of the falls

A nice leisurely hike for the first 1km, but then the real elevation gain starts.. and never stops. About 750m to the hut, then about 250m in the last kilometer to the Applebee Dome campground. Nothing too challenging on the trail itself, just a few narrow steps and a handy ladder. Not much scree higher up, just some nicely placed stepping stones. It's a solid workout.
Highly recommend staying at the Applebee Dome. It's a surreal spot to camp out and some spectacular views. Majority of the other guests will be climbers tackling the many spires around the area.
Lots of smoke & haze from the forest fires in BC, but still some great views. It cleared both nights enough to see the stars.
The logging road in was a bit rough in patches, so make sure your car can handle it. Similar to the dirt road up above Canmore reservoir ie lots of potholes.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with beautiful views, the trail towards the end is rough and steep, harder for old people. The falls are beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice little easy hike with hardly anyone else on the trail. The waterfall is beautiful but there were a ton of bugs.

Great little hike with great view of the falls at the end. Careful with kids near the falls

Great hike. I go at least once a year. Be careful with kids and dogs. No fences/railings at the drop offs.

hiking
2 months ago

This, short hike, is a great one for anyone looking to take in some Kootenay's mountain vistas and a beautiful river and falls with a short time investment.
Proper shoes and bug spray are a must!

birding
3 months ago

Very lovely waterfall at the end and view just before that. Very buggy when we went, so recommend spraying and covering up well. Not a ton of bird activity on this hike in particular, but there are two great spots very close: 1) Westside Rd on the way to/from Spillimacheen and 2) the section of Brisco Rd that crosses the Columbia National Wildlife Area to the south.

Last week of March trail was very slippery, even with slip on ice spikes!
Trail was fairly simple but not well marked towards the end to the cliffs above the fall.
Falls still iced over but breaking through with some water flow at the bottom.
Would be beautiful in the summer!

hiking
11 months ago

The falls are pretty. Short hike in for the great view. Trail itself isn't that exciting but nice fall colours through the forest. Overall... Good hike with dogs.

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Short easy hike with a great view but be sure to bring a lot of bug spray!!

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Great trail for all ages. Cliff tops at the top of the trail may be dangerous for younger children, as they are very steep. TAKE BUG SPRAY!! Huge amount of mosquitoes throughout entire trail today.

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

A gorgeous hike to a beautiful falls. The day we did it you had a massive spray rainbow that could be seen for miles. A fair bit of temperature change due to the glacial nature of the water - nature's air conditioning which was very pleasant as the day we hiked was 36 degrees C. At the cooler elevations the mosquitoes were very bad - you must have bug spray. Be careful with children as the trail in some points has precipitous cliffs that would end in certain death.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Spectacularly rewarding! The falls at the end, more than made up for the mosquitoes!

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