- Difficulty Easy
- Time 1 hour
- Round-Trip 2.5km
- Elevation Gain 75 meters
- Season April - November
- Camping No
- From Vancouver 2 hours
- Public Transit No
- Dog Friendly Yes
Bosumarne Falls is a scenic waterfall that's a short hike from a few kilometers from the end of Chilliwack Lake Road. There is a small lower falls but it's the upper falls that is the most spectacular as the water cascade from the rocks high above.
While the trail is rated as easy, there is a challenge creek crossing over a bouncy log bridge with no railings and the upper section of the trail is really rugged and slippery. Use caution when crossing the bridge and don't do it if you don't feel comfortable.
From the starting point along Chilliwack Lake Road, follow the old logging road as it it passes between trees before reaching a large clearing. Continue to follow the road as it veers to the left and gradually heads uphill. At the end of the old logging road, follow a worn trail with occasional markers into the forest.
After entering the forest, just a mere 20 meters or so straight ahead is the lower falls. This waterfall is quite small but still worth seeing before hiking up to the upper falls.
Return to the trail and follow the route uphill as there are occasional flagging markers to help guide the way. The trail climbs steeply through the lush forest as the moisture from the creek and waterfall make for ideal conditions for plenty of moss covered trees and rocks.
Not far up the trail, you arrive at a bridge made of four small logs tied together and partially wrapped in metal for grip. Be very careful crossing this bridge as there are no railings, the bridge is very bouncy, and falling will easily lead to an injury.
After crossing the bridge, follow the trail up over the rocks and a log stairway as you make your way up the rugged route with glimpses of Bosumarne Falls ahead. The end of the trail is next to the pool where the waterfall drops into from the rocks above.
After enjoying the waterfall, carefully make your way back down the rocks, the log stairway, and across the bridge. Walk back down through the forest and watch for the worn trail to your left that leads back to the clear. Follow the old logging road back downhill and out to Chilliwack Lake Road where you began.
How to get to Bosumarne Falls
Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver
The trailhead to Bosumarne Falls is located along Chilliwack Lake Road, about 3km from the end of the paved road and day-use area at Chilliwack Lake.
Drive to the turn off for Chilliwack Lake Road next to the Chilliwack River and zero your odometer. Follow Chilliwack Road for about 37km. Just before reaching the 37km mark on your odometer, watch for a small clearing to the left and a hydro pole with 2017 spray painted in blue on your left. Park on the gravel along the side of the road.
It's a long drive from Vancouver to Bosumarne Falls in Chilliwack and worth planning to explore other areas or make other stops along the way.
Drive to Highway #1, the Trans Canada Highway, and enter the highway heading eastbound. Drive through Burnaby, crossing the Port Mann Bridge, and continue through Surrey, Langley and Abbotsford. Take Exit #104 to No. 3 Road and merge right, heading east after exiting. At Townline Road, go right and immediately go left back onto No. 3 Road.
When No. 3 Road reaches a stop sign at Yarrow Central Road, turn left and rive through the small community of Yarrow. Continue following the road is it turns into Vedder Mountain Road when you leave the community. Drive straight past the road to Cultus Lake, staying on Vedder Mountain Road, until you cross a bridge over the Chilliwack River a short distance later. Turn right onto Chilliwack Lake Road and zero your odometer.
Drive 37km along Chilliwack Lake Road and just before reaching the 37th kilometre on your odometer, watch for a gravel clearing and power line pole with 2017 spray painted in blue on the left. Park on the gravel next to Chilliwack Lake Road.
View a map of Driving directions to Bosumarne Falls.
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