Wapta Falls

EASY 39 reviews
#3 of 18 trails in

Wapta Falls is a 4.8 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.

DISTANCE
4.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
220 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

waterfall

walking
8 days 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.

19 days ago

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

hiking
20 days 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.

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.

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2 months ago

Great view, very easy walk right off the road!

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4 months ago

Nice quick hike with great views

hiking
4 months ago