Gold Creek Falls Trail

EASY 59 reviews

Gold Creek Falls Trail is a 6.3 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
184 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

beach

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

An easy hike that ends at Gold Creek Falls. Drinking water is only available during camping season. Take caution near the falls - the pool above the falls is a frequented swimming hole and can be dangerous.

hiking
18 days ago

The trail was quite busy & there was a lot of trash along it so it shows just how well used it actually is. It was mostly frequented by teens. The walk along the river was nice & the falls itself was spectacular! The water was warm & was very refreshing. I felt like a new person after swimming around in it for a while.
I'll be going back for sure.

2 months ago

Way to many people and dog poop everywhere all over the trail, so bad it smells everywhere you go. this isn't a hike it's a walk. parking is slim to non! dont go on long weekends or weekends. weekdays late afternoon are the best times if your into nature walks around litter and poop.

hiking
2 months ago

Gold Creek Falls is an excellent location to enjoy the coolness of the water and the excitement of the trails.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice easy walk to the falls, also known as lower falls trail. Only took 30 mins to get to them. Relaxing to sit on the rocks at the falls

4 months ago

It's basically just a walk, not much strenuous hiking involved, but some of the views are amazing, especially on clear days. Also very crowded with people and their dogs or small children, so I'd suggest going in the morning.

walking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Really lovely trail, not difficult at all but a long enough walk to warrant the drive. The scenery was beautiful, not just the mountain views but the trail itself was just a perfect depiction of west coast wilderness

walking
9 months ago

Great walk on a cold wet day.

hiking
10 months ago

Gorgeous and easy hike, big reward for minimal effort

11 months ago

Beautiful hike, or better said a nice walk trough the forest...amazing views and was extremely nice right after the rain fall when the forest it's at its finest!

hiking
Monday, September 04, 2017

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Very impressive waterfalls, bring your swimwear there's a natural pool!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A great trail, especially go with kids. Beautiful, safe and easy.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Well maintained trail. Easy. Falls are pretty. More of a walk than a hike.

hiking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Great, easy "hike". Easy yet long enough to get your cardio going. And it's super beautiful!!!

trail running
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Easy, very pleasant walk in the woods with some pretty views of the mountains here and there. The last time I did it was 2 days ago and I was attacked by horse flies. It took forever to shake them off and I took a different route back. Same thing there but not as bad. I guess it's the season. Can become busier mid-day/afternoon.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

This is a nice walk in the park. If you are looking for a challenge there are other hikes close by that would give you a better run for your money. That said, the scenery is nice and in the spring the waterfall is raging!

walking
Monday, May 22, 2017

Great beginning trail for all ages. The falls are beautiful, and there is a beach area along the river that is great to hang out at. When you reach the waterfall, DO NOT cross the barrier/fence. The rocks are slippery and it is extremely difficult to climb back out if you fall in. A man was washed over the falls in April and was missing/presumed dead.
Link: http://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/update-man-lost-in-waterfall-had-been-cliff-diving-say-witnesses/

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Nice easy walk on gravel path to the falls. Pit toilets at trail head and one when you reach the falls. Trail started to get busy after 11am and parking lot was completely full by noon when we returned.

walking
Friday, May 12, 2017

Nice to traverse the barrier and get on top of the falls. Rocks are slippery so take care. Go explore the rest of the Golden Ears Provincial Park, a beauty.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Very easy trail but the scenery is awesome. Old growth forests, creeks and waterways. Gold Creek falls is powerful in the winter and best to stay behind the boundaries. In the summer the falls slow down to create these amazing pools that are great on a hot day

hiking
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Easy trails. Perfect for beginners and children.

hiking
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Very easy trail and also very nice. It is easy enough for kids and it is dog friendly.

hiking
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Nice easy trail, wide and kid friendly. Brings you right up to the falls, where you WILL get wet. Round trip at moderate pace for us took 1 1/2 hours.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Amazing waterfalls with such power. I bike to the falls on a rainy day in about 25 mins going slow.. Walking takes 45.. Hope you enjoy. Totally worth it!

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