Swan Falls Loop Trail

HARD 10 reviews

Swan Falls Loop Trail is a 15.1 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Anmore, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

15.1 km
1,299 m

dogs on leash



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old growth

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This route is recommended for experienced and fit hikers only. It is very steep in places. Follow the trail to El Paso Junction, and then choose either the left or right trail to Lindsay Lake Junction. If you choose left, you will see Eagle Ridge's best remaining old-growth forest as well as passing several viewpoints of Vancouver. A right turn will take you through the "lakes district" with its many beautiful tarns. Continuing north from Lindsay Lake Junction, ascend Mt. Beautiful (Eagle Peak) for a panoramic view of Mt. Baker, Vancouver Island, the Fraser Valley, Coquitlam watershed, Mt. Seymour Park, Indian Arm and beyond. At Swan Falls Junction turn left and follow the steep (and sometimes slippery) trail down to Powerhouse Road, which then leads you back to South Beach.

23 days ago

great trail. Not for beginners, friend of mine had to rescue someone who fell down the slope beside the waterfall. A 21 year old hiker also fell from the rocks on the falls and died not to long ago.

1 month ago

Did the Swan Falls Loop on Saturday (June 23, 2018). We did the trail counter clockwise based off the map as we wanted to leave the easier section for the end which was good for us since my husband has a bad knee. There is still snow at parts once you get to the lakes section but it is melting so be careful where you step as it could break through. Sadly when we got to the top of Mt. Beautiful it was foggy so didn't get any sort of view. Took us 4 hrs to summit Mt. Beautiful and 3hr 20 mins back to the parking lot all at a steady pace.

3 months ago

Started at Butzen parking lot, walked around the lake to the swan falls trailhead. Steep climb up to the first falls and continued to the source falls at the lower gully. Returned the way i came. About 51/2-6 hours at a leisurely pace. Good workout with a view.

5 months ago

This is a great trail with tons of views. Don't under estimate the "hard" difficulty it is exactly that. However I do recommend starting from the north, getting the most difficult part out of the way.

11 months ago

amazing hike, one of my favourites.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

This is a long,10+ hour hike which is covered in snow well into July. The views are amazing the decent is a grind. A good over-nighter. Way too much snow presently

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

great hike, steep with nice view of falls and lake. I made it a bit shorter (8miles) due to time restraits. I hiked to falls trail head then up to falls and back sown the way I came.

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