Explore the most popular forest trails in Kootenay Plains Ecological Reserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
3 days ago

Nice little day hike.

hiking
5 days ago

Trail to the first falls is well maintained. Falls are gorgeous. The trail to the second and third falls is narrower but simple to navigate. Just before the third falls the trail is completely washed away and to return to the path you have to go down and up a steep embankment.

Always love stopping in and exploring a little more. Dog liked it but would have enjoyed it more if he was off leash

Spectacular views. Great day hike.

hiking
2 months ago

My boyfriend, dog, and I really enjoyed this hike! I highly suggest keeping your dog on a leash and harness at ALL TIMES. There are marmots along the edge of the cliff just past the river that enjoyed taunting our dog and some areas where you are walking on the edge of a
100 ft+ cliff drop. This trail has very light traffic on the week days, be sure you have everything you need before starting your exploring.

Overall the trail was easy with a couple challenging steep areas with loose dirt and rock. Take mind on the way down: there are a couple points where the trail splits. We accidentally took a right where we should have gone left which led us down a very steep trail that at first looked well travelled, but came to an abrupt dead end. Keeping a steady pace with a few water/snack breaks, we completed the trail in 5.5 hours (including the time from back-tracking from heading down the wrong trail).

hiking
3 months ago

Highly recommend giving this hike a chance in the winter hikes as well! It was still easy and my pup loved it! It is gorgeous and it is peaceful! And who doesn’t love frozen Waterfalls?

hiking
7 months ago

It is a beautiful hike!

Great easy hike for the family. Well worth going past the first falls, the views are almost better.

Long but easy hike. Nice scenery the whole way. Good trail that gets a bit tighter after the canyon but rewarding the further you go (in my opinion).

hiking
8 months ago

Gorgeous hike but definitely not an easy one! Steep climb all the way up and can be quite slippery on the way down because of the loose rocks.
Except that, the view all the way up and once at the top is amazing!

on Siffleur Falls

9 months ago

Gorgeous and easy walk to first falls! To get to second and then finally third waterfalls (smaller) the path gets very narrow and a few steep up and downs. There were some older and younger people having trouble here. It is very long in between first and third falls. The walk high above river and canyons is gorgeous past the first falls! I would say the second and third falls are not totally worth it if you are travelling with children, just walk past first falls for sure a bit and look at river and deep canyons and then head back.

We did this hike with our three children ages 9 and 6. We found it very easy, with very few elevations, it was just long. The falls at the end were beautiful.

Very picturesque. Great way to spend the day. Very busy up too the first "falls". (In my opinion it's just a rapid not a waterfall... but pretty nonetheless). Nice hike along the river.

hiking
9 months ago

Very good hike with many scenic points(especially off the beaten trail). Definitely worth while to check out the other two falls. Do not just stop at the first

on Two O'Clock Ridge

hiking
9 months ago

Good work out all the way to the peak and back

hiking
9 months ago

Spectacular views of the water falls and valley, don't forget your camera. Very busy get there early to get a spot in the parking lot, also there is no sign on the highway that says this is the falls so be ready to turn off as soon as you see the parking lot.

great hike. easy path. the second and third falls are worth the extra 30 minutes.

hiking
9 months ago

A good hike. A lot of beautiful country up there and we didn't make the falls due to the three year old powering out :). Will try again.

I would do it again, but for sure earlier in the day or morning to beat the families. Also keep going after the first falls stop, worth it!

Once arriving at the first set of falls, make sure to return to the main marked trail to continue to the 2nd and 3rd set of falls. Good hike, but a lot of people later in the afternoon. Best to take this hike earlier.

This trail actually leads to Alberta's oldest tree!!! 3000 year old Limber Pine. Located on the waters edge, at the point.

on Siffleur Falls

10 months ago

Very easy trail and well worth the walk. No problem for younger kids.

hiking
10 months ago

Super Easy stroll along a very lightly traveled trail. A Little something for everyone. Can probably be done year round.

hiking
10 months ago

Really enjoyed the Hike. Few Steep Terrains but worth the hike

10 months ago

great hike for the family and beautiful view

hiking
11 months ago

This is an easy hike with a spectacular view of the mountains, three waterfalls and canyons. The suspension bridge isn't too bad and my dog had no problem making it across. I found the trail to be easy to follow. After the first waterfall when you reach the huge rock bed, don't go down into the rock bed but turn to the right. It doesn't look much like a path but will lead you down to the river and you cross that and keep going straight and you're connected to the easy trail again. Or you can do what we did and go through the rock bed and climb up the dirt bank. After that the trail remains easy with some more gorgeous canyon and mountain views. I highly recommend going right to the third waterfall! It's the smallest but it's a cute little spot.

11 months ago

Nice easy hike for the most part. Well travelled trail until after the first waterfall and then the traffic and trail thins out. Beautiful and serene!

11 months ago

Good hike. Easy up until the falls then it get a tiny bit harder. If you have dogs keep them on leash, the edge is hard to see sometimes.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful scenery! The falls are an amazing force of nature. The mountains and trees in the background make it a breath taking landscape.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Great family hike with lots of viewing areas of the falls. Not too busy yet this time of year.

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