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Park in the pullout to the left upon arriving.The beginning is steep but ultimately a very easy walk that follows logging roads. Definitely one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the area. Especially in winter months! I would recommend bear spray.

on Hoover Lake Trail

hiking
5 days ago

Easy hike in. Weather beautiful. The trail from logging road in was dry well marked. Lake starting to freeze up around the lake edges.

Great trail for the family. Everyone from my 3 year old up to my 9 year old loved it! Beautiful falls

The BC Parks map is super outdated, the connecting trail involves some route finding and dog walkers on the lower trail do not leash their dogs as required by BC Parks and it’s annoying. Took my 8YO down the scramble bits and he did our route finding and loved it.

trail running
29 days ago

Great trail for trail running. Best views of waterfalls in the area. I would recommend this as a good place to take people from out of town for a nice and easy walk, with good views.

1 month ago

Cascade falls today. Was a beautiful walk.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Once you head up the gravel road to the left you will see a sign saying Hoover lake trail. It was really well marked! Beautiful lake so peaceful! Recommend!

We did this in just under two hours, not a fast pace either. The trail down from east canyon to lower falls is a scramble. Not recommended for dogs or very young kids

hiking
1 month ago

Easy to miss the trail entrance. But the trail is good and fits me very well.

hiking
1 month ago

nice little hike. ropes all over the place to get down closer to the water. getting back up was trouble for some in our party.

Awesome trail but as a 68 year old, a little out of shape, I wouldn’t say it was any easy trail as stated here. I just took breaks and wished I had better grip on my shoes.

Easy and peaceful

Beautiful trail, perfect for beginners

hiking
2 months ago

It starts with 3km uphill on a gravel service road. It does get a little tiring. a few "are we there yets?" from the adults and some "im hungry!" from the young kids. But finally you're at the Hoover Lake trail opening. The 0.7km forest trail is more our style and the kids were happy again. Cool old log roads and lots of woodsy terrain. This forest is full of mushrooms, all shapes and colors. The final descent takes you to the lake opening. Tons of logs on the water and a few fish in there too. A trail goes around the side of the lake, didn't look into how far it goes. Total hike time was about 3hrs.

2 months ago

I've recently done this hike to these beautiful waterfalls both from the upper trail, and from the lower trail walking up the creek bed. Both ways are easy, with more climbing over rocks and downed logs if approaching from the lower section. The trail between the 2nd and 3rd Falls is very steep but has a rope is zig-zagging across the trail to hang onto. I did not see the rope to repel down to the second falls, because I did not risk getting close enough to the edge that it was visible. The waterfalls are definitely worth the short hike. people were swimming in the water both in August and September.

walking
2 months ago

Visited this on a whim. It's a very short couple minute walk up an incline to the platform and small suspension bridge over the waterfall. The waterfall cascades about 30m into a emerald pool. Its pretty. It's also a very busy place.

Parking lot has pit toilets and a picnic area.

The alltrails map shows a couple other trails that look to go up river a bit. I may revisit to check that out in the future.

Nice little hike

hiking
3 months ago

4 start just because no sign for this trail the JBS help us to found it

Great beginner hike.

3 months ago

Great trail, logging road and incline going most of the route but worth the view on a clear day.

nature trips
3 months ago

It is combination of two trails. I would rate the lake trail as EASY and falls trail as MODERATE. The falls trail left me wondering at times if I am on right track. My phone measured the total distance as 5.2 kilometres.

A great little hike! Yes, the trails could use a bit better marking, but so long as you have a copy of the map & GPS you'll be find. We got sidetracked just after the lake & ended up going into the campgrounds, but if that happens to you, turn left & you'll meet back up to the path or you can just go back & take the right trail. At the most eastern part of the trail, if you end up taking the right fork, it leads to a lookout, which is nice. My partner & I looked around the corner of the left side of the fork & he felt the hill on the right hand side would be pretty typical of the path on the left so he just went down there. I opted to go back & take the left trail. I'm glad I did as it was super easy to follow & get down. The Outlook to the main falls is getting pretty herd to see through now, & we saw the cave down by the falls so we decided to make our way down to the falls itself. Glad we did. It was a fun hike to the cave. Spoiler alert, it's just a 10ft deep hole. The main lake is a great afterthought to the hike to cool down. =)

hiking
3 months ago

As some other reviews mention, this is just a decommissioned logging road. The first kilometer is a fairly steep uphill, but gets a bit more gradual after that. Other than a small steep stretch this is an easy wide clear trail and you could almost classify it as easy. My trip was during light rain with low cloud cover so no views to be had, only encountered one other group. May try again on a clear day for some better views.

Start from the gold creek day use area parking lot.

I did the hike from the Lower falls trail, found the trail up to east canyon trail quiet easily. The climb from the lower falls to the east Canyon trail is well marked once you find the path, it is not marked with a sign but I found this path easy to find. Orange ribbons and black and yellow markers on trees mark the way (even though the connecting trail is not marked on the map at the parking lot). The climb is quite steep at times with lots of switchbacks, a little bit of scrambling. You probably should have some real hiking boots for this part with a good tread, it would be too slippery for Nike freeruns :-P

There is a sign from the east canyon trail that indicates the turn off to the lower falls so whichever direction you do the loop it should be easy enough to find the way.

The east canyon trail is marked as “not maintained” on the map but I found this trail very well maintained.

I would do this hike again for a good easy outing.

Excellent hike but the link between East Canyon Trail and Lower Falls Trail is NOT MAINTAINED. We had to search for the path by looking for the orange ribbons/yellow plaques on the trees; many fallen trees and roots to climb around on a steep downhill.
Make sure to go counterclockwise starting from East Canyon Trail, not the other way round.

Beautiful relaxing hike that ends at a sweet waterfalls.

walking
3 months ago

Keep to the left on all of the forks, it’s pretty much up hill the whole way up the logging roads. Beautiful views at the top. Great cardio.

hiking
3 months ago

It’s basically an old logging road. Gravel and rocks the whole way. Pretty much uphill the entire hike. Only saw 5 other hikers the entire time. Not well marked, we had no idea if we were even walking up the right trail until we met other people about 2/3 of the way up and they confirmed it was.

Love Rolley Lake trail we go every week, it is pretty easy and a nice hike, there is some rocks, tree roots and logs to walk over but nothing much at all.

The Rolley lake falls however is not easy at all. the trail its self is difficult to find and there are areas that you are not even sure your on the right path.

I go hiking with my mom and my 8 year old son and our dogs and this trail was a little difficult.

Beaware it takes a longer then expected time and where you have to go down you have to come back up again.

There are many big rocks, logs, roots and fallen trees to climb over and at one time it looks like there were stairs but they are all worn away now.

There should be two different entrys on this page about the two different trails and different ratings.

Easy after work-before dinner hike! The trail is really well maintained and suitable for all skill levels.

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