Twin Falls

MODERATE 5 reviews

Twin Falls is a 3.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Smithers, British Columbia, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
759 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

18 hours ago

I did this hike in late August, along with the side shoot off that is very close to the beginning of the trail.

The water fall is very pretty and an easy walk.

The side trail, which is much more of an undertaking, goes up for about an hour on switch backs through the forest. This part if the trail is easy to follow and pretty safe.

But .. after that you reach a yellow sign that says avalanche danger, and they're not kidding about that. The trail becomes a slightly defined line of rocks in the midst of more rocks, which like to slip out from under your feet. It's hard to keep on the trail, and getting off is pretty sketchy. Luckily the fear of being buried under a rock slide dulls any physical pain from the steep climb itself.

Once you hopefully get past the water falls you come into a valley with glaciers. The water is as blue as the cracks in the ice. Three sharp black peaks sit behind the glaciers, shrouded in clouds.

I recommend doing the first part of the trail through the forest, it's harmless enough. But unless you're very adapt at the outdoors, don't go past the yellow warning sign. And definitely don't take any animals past it.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful view, well maintained trail

hiking
1 month ago

very short but stunning

hiking
10 months ago

Short but sweet. It was an absolutely beautiful little view of paradise. The waterfalls where breathtaking. A must see for any Smithers tourist.

11 days ago