Wapta Falls

EASY 61 reviews
#3 of 32 trails in

Wapta Falls is a 4.7 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Golden, British Columbia, Canada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. 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.

4.7 km
126 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips




14 hours ago

Nice straight trail till steep desent in the end. Mosquitos! Loved the breath of the falls beautiful. Walked to the base. Beautiful time with family.

Beautiful trail. Follow to bottom for spectacular views. Bring bug spray for Mosquitoes. Easy walk in then more difficult to bottom. Lots of spots to take pics.

5 days ago

Très belle chute... Descendre jusqu au bas du chemin

7 days ago

Great hike, not to long fairly flat but the views are exceptional. Would definitely do again and again.

14 days ago

Definitely worth the side trip and short, 1hr hike. Beautiful waterfall with views of the mountains. If you’re willing to risk it, go past the fence and down for even more incredible views. One thing to note is there are a lot of mosquitos due to the sitting water from waterfall mist. Not really much concern, just a slight bother is all.

26 days ago

Awesome ~ do it!!! Be sure to go down to the bottom. Daytime will reveal stunning rainbows... my crazy Canadian beau even took a dip! Lots of mosquitoes after 6 pm.

1 month ago

Warning!! BEAR cub on trail!! Ran out in front of us on trail. Never saw mom but I’m sure she is close. We heard noise in the bush.

1 month ago

First half of the hike through the forest makes you consider this a walk and then it picks up and drops off a bit. Great secluded area by the waterfalls and a fantastic backdrop. Stood there for hours skipping rocks and relaxing. A lot less traffic then Emerald falls or some of the other nearby locations. (Competed this last June)

7 months ago

Great alternative to the Takakka falls which we're closed. The hike is really easy, and the falls are incredible.

8 months ago

Great hike with gorgeous view. Drive as far down the road as you can, there is parking at the end and it really cuts down on the the supposed length that some sites quote.

8 months ago

Fantastic experience. Loved every minute of it. Even took a dip. Highly recommend.

8 months ago

from the highway it's about 2km down a bumpy gravel road to get to the trailhead. it's a 2km hike to get to the falls and is relatively easy. once you get to the falls, it's not what you expect. it's amazing!. you can stay up high and admire it or you can take a steep trail down to the base of the falls. this is moderate for difficulty in my opinion. once you come out at the river bed, providing the water volume is not substantial like when we were there, you can cross the one half and climb a small hill to put yourself within 50 feet of the falls. I was astonished and speechless at the sound, mist and overall power of the falls. really cool rocks all around and something you'll never forget. in total it took 2 hours or so to do the hike to the base. with picture time. this is a must and is unforgettable. overall I'd rate the hike as easy.

9 months ago

The first half of the trail through the forest is pretty flat & easy, except for paying attention to not trip on roots. Then the trail gets steeper as we climbed to the falls, which were outstanding. We stopped at the falls Lookout but the trail seemed to continue down to the base where we saw people on the rocks below.

10 months ago

Great view, very easy walk right off the road!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Nice quick hike with great views

Friday, June 02, 2017

Don't forget to look up occasionally, nice mountain views.

Friday, June 02, 2017

The road to Wapta Falls was in dire need of repair. There are TONS of potholes so be aware so as not to damage your car. The trail to the falls was long and flat and muddy in the beginning, and towards the middle section was more varied with slight inclines and declines. Towards the end was some rather steep inclines, before descending to the viewpoint of the falls. The falls were pretty despite the brown waters, but the trail on the way there were not very scenic.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Did this with my 3 year old and family enjoyed the great hike and amazing fall!

Friday, May 05, 2017

It's realy nice to go to the foot of the falls!

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Did this in late March so there was a fair amount of snow and you had to hike into the trailhead so add another 2 miles to this length. It was an intense waterfall and very magical in the winter. Highly recommended for a nice winter hike

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Nice little hike to the waterfalls. We did this a while ago. I always remember it because ,my wife got soaked in the rain. We had a nice time though.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

A pleasant walk to the Wapta falls, if it's a super hot day, you want to get close to the falls to cool off in the mist.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

A small and easy hike but well worth it ! Bring rain gear if your planning to get close !

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Bring a poncho with you so you don't get wet if you want to get closer to the waterfall.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Great hike to an amazing waterfall but it should be noted as you make your way down to the bottom it does get pretty steep in some places and you spend lots of time watching out for tree roots.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

great trail, very easy

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Nice easy trail did it last week, make sure you go to the bottom, can get great photos. While there 90% of people never went down. Only problem I had was the trail was quite muddy

6 days ago

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