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Very beautiful! Nice short loop.

1 month ago

So worth the gruelling hike up with overnight gear. The goats are very friendly and curious, no need to be alarmed. Keep your boots in your tent though, the goats will steal them! Views are spectacular and watching the sun set over dog ears is life changing. Bring a 4x4 truck with high clearance. We crossed two seasonal runoff creeks on the road up there and were forced to move a lot of boulders. The road is rough, steep and long. Amazing waterfalls to see all the way up though.

It was wonderful, waters quite high but didn't effect any of the trails. just a nice and easy wet coast morning!

easy hike, and easy enough to get off path and really take in the views.

Very Busy otherwise an enjoyable walk with lots of great views and Granville Island!

BC's narrowest canyon, beautiful waterfalls and a great river at the bottom to splash around in, what's not to like?

Bucket list drive... be sure to stop at every little town from point A to point B....!!! Wonderful yummy Farmers Markets....aromatic coffee houses...cool outdoor sports shops....yummy eateries!!!!!... abundant Sunshine.... cool breezes!!!

great seaside walk, take advantage of the multimillion dollar views. if you want to loop around possible to walk right around along the water and cross one of the bridges or catch the water taxi for 2.75. another alternative is to rent bikes and bike this loop and if you feel ambitious do the seawall too! stop for lunch at granville island or denman st up from the laughing statues

Amazing waterfall, easy hike!

11 months ago

Did this hike last year. Beautiful. Loved the goats!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Beautiful, easy stroll. Would love to come back here with my kids; they would love it. Lovely waterfalls and greenery. Very quiet - only passed about 4 people the entire time. We are used to long hikes with extreme elevation in the Rocky Mountains, so on an exertion level I rate this as very easy. We ended up doing the loops two times through to get enough exercise.


Thursday, October 06, 2016

This is one of the more memorable hikes that I have done in the past few years. Getting to British Columbia, and then to the border of Valhalla Provincial Park was a considerable part of this "day hike". I did this as a day hike, and a considerably long day it was indeed. Were I to do it again....correction...WHEN I do it again, I will certainly bring camping gear, and press further into Valhalla Provincial Park.

I will not sugarcoat the realities of this trail. It is pretty tough. Much of the ascent to Gimli Ridge consists of considerably steep switchback trails. These are not the steepest switchbacks one might encounter hiking, but be prepared for a lot of walking up and down. This is not a Sunday afternoon stroll through the park with grandma and a picnic basket.

The views along the way are well worth the energy expended getting there. The view from the top is a worthwhile reward. I did it while there were large forest fires south of the border in Washington, Idaho, and Montana, so the sky was a bit smokey, but still clear enough to see the majestic view all around.

Getting There:

Heading north on HWY 6 after Crescent Valley, watch for a sign for 'Slocan Park' - a few KM later on the left will be Passmore Upper Rd, take this and cross a bridge. Continue straight, the road curves and a sign for Valhalla (40km) greets you. The km markers count down from this end, bear that in mind. Pavement ends soon after. Gravel road is 2wd appropriate, the last 2km of switchbacks to the trailhead have some rock debris, but no big deal.

Signs for Valhalla are clear at any major fork - continue along Little Slocan FSR. At about the 22km sign you will come across Little Slocan Lake FS Rec site - a great spot to free camp if doing Gimli or Gwillim lakes. A few meters later is a sign for Drinnon Pass, which is another hike in the park.

Continue straight until just after the 15km marker, take a sharp (signed) left to a T intersection that is unsigned, go left again. The km markers now start at 0.

At 5km stay right at the ambiguously placed sign. After 10km mark, stay left.

Again, most forks are signed unless the main road is obvious.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Easy stroll with the dogs. Played down at the riverbank for a while. Loved the furry trees!

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Friday, September 02, 2016

A beautiful drive that I took for 9 days straight, and I loved every second of it! It's a highway that you won't mind being stuck behind truckers trying to make their climb in front of you. Don't forget to check out beautiful Yoho National Park, as it's on the way!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Beautiful touristy spot

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

It was an easy trail and a good way to spend a few hours

Great just go there it's a good few hours to be outside

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Very scenic drive. One stop is where the railroad lessened the grade by tunneling a loop into the mountain so the trains crossing the continental divide were better able to climb the west side.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Nice easy trail with great views of falls. Short walk to the big falls.

6 months ago

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