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Brittany from Hope writes:

Great little hike! Made this the first hike of the summer, after getting rather out of shape over the winter and even took our 6 year old with us, none of us had much trouble reaching the upper falls, just to give an idea of the overall difficulty of the trail. Crossing the log bridge was slightly frightening at first glance, but somebody has taken the liberty of tacking down some wire over the walking surface of the log, I’m assuming, for added grip and to prevent any slippery accidents. It worked wonderfully and felt very secure crossing even in my very old and well worn runners which lack most of there original tread.

We took the (highly appreciated) advice of another reviewer on here (April Kidd) and stopped to have lunch and a final bathroom break at ThompsonRegion Park, while there we checked the huge map they have of the area which shows many trails, but funny enough not this particular one. A huge thank you to all the other commenters as well for the tips that made finding this hidden treasure possible! (I have a few photos from early on up the trail as well what it looks like from the road, very very easy to miss).

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    Posted: July 19, 2021 05:56:23 PM PST

    April Kidd from White Rock writes:

    Very hidden, yet very easy trail, with breathtaking views at the end.

    It is very easy to miss this trail head. It is on the way to Lindeman Lake, on the same side of the Chilliwack Lake Road.

    The GPS coordinates for the trailhead are: 49.101 4263, -121.492 9979

    Set your destination at Thompson Regional Park, 48562 Chilliwack Lake Rd, Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1A6. This is the last/best point for a picnic and a very clean bathroom. There is also going to be no more cellphone reception pass this point.

    Reset your odometer, start a new trip. About 30km, watch carefully for a very blurry vertically painted sign of “2017” on a pole on the other side of the road. That IS the trail head. NO, there is no parking lot for this hidden gem.

    The trail is very narrow for most of the part, but it is not hard.

      Posted: July 8, 2021 10:37:14 PM PST

      Liliana Rincon from Maple Ridge writes:

      Thanks to this page and the comments we could find the entrance to this short but beautiful hike. There is not blue paint anymore on the electric pole but still the 2017 in pink.

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        Posted: May 3, 2021 12:09:56 PM PST

        Cassie from Surrey writes:

        Fun and easy trail to do with kids and if you’re not 100% in the best shape. Take your time and take in the scenery if your dog is not good on rocks or crossing over water this would not be a good hike for them.
        But Please Be bear aware

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          Posted: August 3, 2018 10:52:44 PM PST

          Cameron Arnold from Chilliwack writes:

          Did this hike this evening, June 3rd 2018.
          No problem finding the Trailhead on Chilliwack Lake Road. 2017 is spray painted on a Power Pole directly in front of the trailhead (old logging road). Fairly flat for the first 3/4km then you get into the woods. There was a cool teepee and another little shelter right when you get into the trees. Lower Falls were pretty neat but the Upper Falls were beautiful. Someone added plywood on top of the log bridge so it can be slippery when wet.

          Definite go again! Was a bit to rainy to fully enjoy today!

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            Posted: June 3, 2018 11:02:18 PM PST

            Paige from Chilliwack writes:

            Definitely a bit of a challenge to locate, but not as difficult as some make it out to be. Keep your eyes open when driving and you’ll see the 2017 hydro pole approx 35 km up Chilliwack Lake Road. Beautiful trail and falls.

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              Posted: April 29, 2018 09:33:49 PM PST

              Herman from Chilliwack writes:

              Did this hike with my wife and 5-month old (he's in a carrier) on 8/28. Wow what a local gem! The trail isn't maintained so there are lots of overgrown shrubs first half the way in but it was totally manageable. Before entering the forest there's no shade (for ~15 minutes) so a hat will definitely help. The trail itself is easy - first half is flat, the second half is a little rugged but typical runners will do. No mosquitos when we were there (a great plus!), just some small harmless bugs flying around. We got to the falls in about 35 minutes and wow what an awesome sight! The falls isn't that tall but it was very nicely lit by the sun and the water wasn't too cold and we we able to get our feet wet. There's a nice breeze at the falls which made the perfect lunch spot. Overall this is a highly recommended, short and scenic hike!

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                Posted: August 28, 2017 05:24:13 PM PST

                John Soanes from Langley writes:

                I did this yesterday along with Lindeman in the 33 C heat & smoke. It feels much cooler once you get into the trees and very refreshing at the falls. At less than 3 KM it's more of a stroll than a hike, although the trail to the upper falls is a bit rough -- bring mid-hikers, your ankles will thank you. I recommend mid-week as I only encountered two people on my way out of the trees.

                It's actually easy to find. The trail head is about 2.7 KM from the Chilliwack Lake Park Gate. There's a pole on the left with 2017 painted on it -- in blue. There are no flags on the way in, until you hit the forest -- just go through the ditch and follow the road around -- hooks left. The entrance is at 49°05'58.7"N 121°28'48.8"W -- approximate address is 63100 Chilliwack Lake Road. https://goo.gl/vzWUYf

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                  Posted: August 11, 2017 11:44:55 AM PST

                  Frank Warner from Abbotsford writes:

                  Could not find it...all traces of it have been removed by the forestry....spent a day for nothing...to bad sounds nice to see

                    Posted: August 11, 2017 09:41:18 AM PST

                    Holly from Chilliwack writes:

                    It's a wonder this trail has been kept fairly secret - gotta say I like it that way. There are wonderful trail head and directional markers all through this area of so many wonderful day hikes for all to go. This one remains a bit of a local sweet escape. Nice.

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                      Posted: July 14, 2017 06:36:12 AM PST

                      Dani from Langley writes:

                      Awesome reward for such a short and easy hike. Took me ~75 minutes including breaks at both falls. The real challenge with this hike is finding the place! As of June 26 2017 the hydro pole is still tagged with '2017' but the 'FALLS' rock is no more.

                      To add to previous comments, it is 36.9km to the '2017' hydro pole from VEDDER RIVER BRIDGE/CHILLIWACK LAKE RD. I strongly suggest resetting your trip spedo at the start of the road. If you come to the residential street on the right side of Chilliwack Lake Rd. you've gone too far.

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                        Posted: June 27, 2017 02:05:40 AM PST

                        victoria from chilliwack writes:

                        Great family hike.The falls are beautiful.
                        Could be hard to find-it's approx. 26 km from the Timihi bridge heading towards Chilliwack lk on the left.
                        Watch for the painted 2017 on the electrical pole,as mentioned in above comment,and old logging rd for trailhead.

                          Posted: June 23, 2017 09:19:05 PM PST

                          Alan from Abbotsford writes:

                          There is no obvious hints to where the trail starts except for the 2017 that has been painted on an electric pole, and you have to watch for it closely. We did find it but it's easy to miss.

                          The hike itself is really short but the incredible waterfall makes it worth it. We were back at the car in about 45 minutes, didn't stay long at the falls.

                            Posted: May 25, 2017 12:31:57 PM PST

                            John Soanes from Langley writes:

                            You REALLY need to put better directions to the parking area / trail head. I tried to find this after short-turning a hike at Lindeman Lake to escape the crowds. I'm sure I was only a KM or two from Bosumarne but I could locate any way-finding along the a road full of trail head markers. Could you post GPS coordinates for the parking and the trail head?

                              Posted: May 22, 2017 01:12:31 PM PST

                              Ben from Abbotsford writes:

                              A long drive but worth it as the waterfall is beautiful. Only saw 2 other people but I bet this trail is going to become popular.

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                                Posted: April 13, 2017 10:53:50 PM PST

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