Herald Provincial Park and Margaret Falls


South Shuswap
Distance: 0.5-3 km (various round trip)
Difficulty: Easy to More Difficult
Duration: 0.5-1.5 Hours
Trail Access / Features
Walk / Hike

Trail Notes / Current Conditions:

HOT OFF THE PRESS: Margaret Falls Trail at Herald Provincial Park reopenned October 4th just in time for the fine fall hiking weather. So go check it out. BC Parks has done a spectacular job repairing what was a technically very challenging rebuild following the 2017 floods. They had to deal with sensitive environmental consisderations, spring freshette and flooding, and a complete rebuild of the trail tread, bridges, and waterfall viewing platform. Thanks to everyone for your patience! And thanks to the Shuswap's very own Spooner Construction, who have been working on contract with BC Parks staff to do the upgrade work. The results are very impressive indeed! Check out the BC Parks update link here.

Trail Description:

Views of Shuswap Lake, creek, waterfalls, forest, mosses. Lower trails are wheelchair accessible and appropriate for all ages.

New! Geo-Referenced PDF Map


15 km west of Salmon Arm on Hwy. 1, or 14 km east from Sorrento, turn east onto Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Rd and travel 12 km. Park in Herald Provincial Park’s day use area on the right/south side of the road, or at the Margaret Falls parking lot on the left/north side. Trails are along Shuswap Lake in the park and to the waterfall over bridges and through a magical old growth forest in the moss covered Reinecker Gorge. To reach the upper trails, go east of the Margaret Falls parking lot on Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Rd just past the gravel bank, watching for the trail stairs on the left. Or go in reverse, west of the parking lot and begin at the yellow gate. The upper trail crosses Reinecker Creek on a bridge at the top of the falls and returns back to the road. The new extended Reinecker Creek trail system starts at the post on the east side just before the bridge.

Access Map: Google Maps