Sicamous Creek Falls

 

Sicamous & East Shuswap
Distance: 0.5-1.5 km (round trip)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Duration: 0.5-1 Hours + (round trip)
Trail Access / Features
Walk / Hike

Trail Notes / Current Conditions:

July 30, 2019 - NOTICE: the switchback trail up from the parking area to the Lizard Mountain bike route along the Forest Service Road is currently closed until further notice.

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The middle section of the trail (along the creek) was scoured away during the 2012 flood. The trail stairs to the falls have been fixed and are open, and the trail off the west side of the parking area is also open again allowing impressive close up views of Sicamous Creek after the flash flooding. A major replanting of native trees has also been done to restore the area. Please stay on the trails and excercise extra caution as parts of the trail pass next to steeply exposed banks.

Trail Description:

The scenic path slopes down to the base of the falls on the south side of the parking area. Another trail drops to the creek off the west side of the parking area to views of the creek and the remains of what used to be a loop trail before flood waters scoured the creek and destroyed the connecting trail. Hikers can also take the start of the Lizard Mountain Bike trail that starts with a series of switchbacks climbing the hillside east of the parking lot. Stay right at all junctions until you meet the old forestry road, then turn right again, following the road for a few hundred metres to a bench with views into the steep canyon and impressive rocky walls over Sicamous Creek. Return the way you came.

New! Geo-Referenced PDF Map

 

 

Access:

Travel approx. 3.6 km south from Sicamous, on Hwy 97A, along the east side of Mara Lake. Turn left onto Two Mile Rd, and go 400 m to the parking lot on the right. A sign with a map is posted at the parking area. The 1.5 km hike to the canyon viewpoint is the first trail on the left as you enter the parking area. The waterfall trail is directly ahead.

Access Map: Google Maps

Warnings:

CAUTION: Steep, dangerous drops above canyon. Stay on trail.