Gold Creek Falls

Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2W 1N7

Gold Creek Falls

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"Golden Ears Provincial Park has a wilderness feel you find in the national parks in the Rocky Mountains, with its evergreen forests, a wide lake, and a single parkway providing access. After nearly a century of being protected from logging, the park’s forest is thick and lush. This very easy hike’s end point—thunderous Gold Creek Falls—is a
roaring, torrent of power and cold water in spring."

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Easy Hiking Around Vancouver (Greystone Books)
Jean Cousins
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"At the southern tip of Golden Ears Park, the Alouette Valley provides numerous trails for hiking and horse-riding as well as lakeside camping and picnic sites. Trails extending northward on both sides of Gold Creek take the hiker into a peaceful valley guarded by the towering peaks of the Golden Ears massif. The second-growth forest of western hemlock, western red cedar and Douglas fir was once the site of B.C.’s largest railroad logging operation, and many relics are there to be seen today. In the valley bottom, maples, cottonwoods and various shrubs make a colourful display in autumn. The easy 45-minute walk to Lower Falls in the east canyon is popular with families, as is the inviting river beach along the way. The longer walk described here, on the west side of the creek, is the beginning of the climbers’ route to the Golden Ears. Your destination can be the lookout, with its view of the upper Gold Creek valley, or a creekside picnic spot below the lower falls." Read more

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3/3/2009
This trail rocks. If you follow the trail to the end you come to a set of waterfalls that are really cool. The walk to the falls follows gold creek the whole way up. Almost no altitute gain, old growth trees and beautiful mountain views. Totally worth doing.
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Trail Information

Maple Ridge
Nearby City
3.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1-1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Golden Ears Provincial Park; (604) 466-8325; www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/golden_ears
Local Contacts
An official Golden Ears Pro- vincial Park map is available online at www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks. A topographic map (92G8) is available through the National Topographic System and online at www.atlas.gc.ca.
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