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Beautiful views from every part of the path!

Takakkaw Falls is a powerful and amazing waterfall to see in Yoho National Park. I visited in August 2017.

A winding and narrow paved road leads from the Trans Canada Highway cutting through the park to the waterfall which is located at the very end of the road. The drive was incredibly scenic as the road passed through beautiful lush forests with mountains all around and openings in the trees providing amazing views of the landscape. There was a series of intimidating-looking switchbacks up a steep mountainside along the road which were somewhat difficult to maneuver even with a small car (a 2-3 point turn is required), but a fun challenge. I even saw remnants of a recent avalanche along the road with huge piles of snow and broken trees.

It took roughly 30 minutes to arrive at the Takakkaw Falls parking lot along the Yoho Valley Road from where it stemmed off from Highway #1. The parking lot was small mostly full and I was lucky to find a spot in the afternoon. I could see and hear this powerful and spectacular waterfall and couldn’t wait to get closer!

From the parking lot, there was a short and well-trafficked paved path which crossed a bridge over a rushing river and wound through the trees with great views of the falls along the way before arriving at the base of Takakkaw Falls (it took about 10 minutes to get there). The waterfalls got louder and louder as I got closer and they were so powerful that I could feel the mist long before I even reached the base. The mountainous scenery surrounding the waterfall was so gorgeous and there were lots of places along the pathway to take photos of the views and the waterfall. The water plummeted at high speeds off the edge of a tall vertical cliff and into the river below. It was super windy, cold and wet standing at the base that I could only stand there for a few minutes before turning back as my camera was getting soaked. The sound of the falls was like thunder and it was incredible to experience and admire the waterfall while being SO CLOSE to and literally right in front of this breathtaking natural beauty! There were lots of large boulders off the main trail on a slope beside the falls that you could climb to get even closer, but I chose not to. The trail to the waterfall was quite crowded during my visit but not too overwhelmingly busy that it detracted from my experience, but if you arrived early in the morning you would probably be able to enjoy this place in peace.

Takakkaw Falls were a very impressive and stunning tall waterfall to see and there were plenty of great viewpoints of the falls for some amazing photos. This waterfall is definitely a must-experience when in Yoho! There are some picnic tables and washrooms near the parking lot of the falls as well. Make sure to wear a rain jacket because you will get wet at the base of the waterfall.

walking
14 days ago

Standard city walking path, not particularly interesting, but nice views of the harbour.

Beautiful walk around Stanley Park.

Nice easy walk

all trails that don't allow dogs get one star

Amazing. We saw it in the snow. It was a winter wonderland in September.

Amazing walk breathtaking views

PNW at it's best

nice one

Most beautiful gardens I’ve walked through. Could have spent all day here, and pretty much did. The symphony was practicing while I was there, so it was an out of this world experience.

Easy walk with great views on an asphalt path

A beautiful location for a walk and definitely a great place for a run .. lovely gardens, beautiful scenery and wonderful people along the trail .. recommended

road biking
2 months ago

A great little loop through the desert!

walking
2 months ago

great walk from westbay esquimalt to victoria downtown with some boardwalks

walking
2 months ago

You can’t do much if you just drive there, next time I go I’d want to approach via Yoho

Easy walking with, convenient access to the ocean.

Awesome I’m it’s diversity!

trail running
3 months ago

I loved this trail... A little popular but for a good reason; it's Beautiful. ❤️

I did only run this and I have to admit that biking seems like it would prove testing.

As far as challenge, it's easy, flat and paved allowing you to easily admire the views.

I look forward to driving back from the Seattle area just to run this again.

Did the 10km hike from emerald lake through the snow, it was not easy but well worth it .

The Rivers Trail is IN Kamloops, and much more extensive than what's identified here. if you look at the map, you can clearly see it is much longer. Walked the section in and around Mcarther Island Park. Beautiful paved pathway fit for walking, cycling and other wheeled mods. Good urban pathway.

Great trail near to the heart of downtown

Nice, flat trail. Lots of good viewpoints. I saw what I think was a lone heron near the water. A young deer caught me by surprise which made me turn back and not complete the loop. All in all, still a satisfying outing.

Wonderful trail and beach

Easy walk on the waterfront. Paved. Great with kids, strollers and infant carriers.

Beautiful. Definitely an "easy" walk though! Slight hill on occassion.

Love rollerblading here!!! Great for a run or a simple walk after work.

walking
4 months ago

A short walk on a paved path to a great view of the tall, spectacular falls. Crowded parking lot and walkway.

I didn’t find Takakkaw Falls really great. There were so many tourists around and climbing on the falls that it was hard to enjoy. I wouldn’t go again.

Hiking to Laughing Falls (approx 6-7 km round trip) was much more satisfactory in my opinion, with gorgeous falls at the end and a couple small falls and a lake on the route. Highly enjoyable easy trek.

beautiful beautiful beautiful

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