Lower Bugaboo Falls

MODERATE 27 reviews

Lower Bugaboo Falls is a 2.6 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Panorama, British Columbia, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
118 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

bugs

hiking
20 days ago

Nice little easy hike with hardly anyone else on the trail. The waterfall is beautiful but there were a ton of bugs.

1 month ago

Great little hike with great view of the falls at the end. Careful with kids near the falls

1 month ago

Great hike. I go at least once a year. Be careful with kids and dogs. No fences/railings at the drop offs.

hiking
1 month ago

This, short hike, is a great one for anyone looking to take in some Kootenay's mountain vistas and a beautiful river and falls with a short time investment.
Proper shoes and bug spray are a must!

birding
1 month ago

Very lovely waterfall at the end and view just before that. Very buggy when we went, so recommend spraying and covering up well. Not a ton of bird activity on this hike in particular, but there are two great spots very close: 1) Westside Rd on the way to/from Spillimacheen and 2) the section of Brisco Rd that crosses the Columbia National Wildlife Area to the south.

4 months ago

Last week of March trail was very slippery, even with slip on ice spikes!
Trail was fairly simple but not well marked towards the end to the cliffs above the fall.
Falls still iced over but breaking through with some water flow at the bottom.
Would be beautiful in the summer!

hiking
10 months ago

The falls are pretty. Short hike in for the great view. Trail itself isn't that exciting but nice fall colours through the forest. Overall... Good hike with dogs.

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

Short easy hike with a great view but be sure to bring a lot of bug spray!!

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Great trail for all ages. Cliff tops at the top of the trail may be dangerous for younger children, as they are very steep. TAKE BUG SPRAY!! Huge amount of mosquitoes throughout entire trail today.

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

A gorgeous hike to a beautiful falls. The day we did it you had a massive spray rainbow that could be seen for miles. A fair bit of temperature change due to the glacial nature of the water - nature's air conditioning which was very pleasant as the day we hiked was 36 degrees C. At the cooler elevations the mosquitoes were very bad - you must have bug spray. Be careful with children as the trail in some points has precipitous cliffs that would end in certain death.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Spectacularly rewarding! The falls at the end, more than made up for the mosquitoes!

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recorded Track - Jun 13, 02:03 PM

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