Hayward Lake Southern Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews

Hayward Lake Southern Trail is a 14.0 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mission, British Columbia, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

14 km
339 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

paddle sports

trail running






wild flowers


Hayward Lake Reservoir sits on the downstream side of Stave Falls and Blind Slough Dams, two of many BC hydroelectricity projects. This moderate woodlands hike leads to spectacular Steelhead Falls and then follows the lakeshore through a lesser-traveled tract of forest.

1 month ago

Really great views along this trail of the water, many nice places to pause for a break. Not busy at all. Falls are worth seeing!

1 month ago

Very scenic, the trail goes up and down lots which I prefer over a long continuous uphill. The falls were pretty a definite must do.

2 months ago

Beautiful, not well travelled trail through the forest with moderate elevation. Note that the gates to the parking don’t open until 9 am. At one point the birds were so loud I thought I had walked into the jungle; it was really quite something. You will see a sign saying that the bridge is closed but if you keep going the trail becomes less travelled and eventually you will be rewarded by finding a canoe dock and a great place for a swim. On the way back be sure to pop down to view Steelhead Falls (the stairs down have recently been re-done and it’s open now).

3 months ago

Very good but long hike but not that very hard.

4 months ago

Did the short hike from the parking lot to the dam, amazing views through the forest and walking on the dam was exhilarating

Monday, August 14, 2017

Nice trail, easy and pretty.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Pretty easy trail with not a lot of elevation gain. The floating bridge is closed off until sometime in 2018, and the waterfall path is closed due to construction. Most of the trail goes through the forest and there is not a lot of lake access. Would be good for trail running!

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