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Allyssa from Vancouver writes:

Attempted to hike down to the falls. Snow path is easy to follow as you walk along the cliff. After a short distance down the side of the cliff, there was one particular drop that we were unable to complete safely, so we decided to play it safe and come back another day. Came across another hiker, who said that this particular spot used to have a rope (which we looked around for, but could not find). We will be back with our own rope next time!

    Posted: February 6, 2016 01:11:17 AM PST


    T from Vancouver writes:

    So nice! Getting to the bottom of the falls was a really fun experience as well. A tip to someone who is taking the unofficial trail to the bottom. Once you climb down the rope, you have a choice of going along the boulder or looping around through the forest. My recommendation is to follow along the boulders as the path is a lot more clear. I tried going through the forest but couldn't find the trail at all, and it became quite scary, as you can get lost and not find your way back to the rope once you're deep in the woods. The trail from the boulders however is well worn, and you basically follow the path along edge of the rocks towards to the falls.

      Posted: November 3, 2015 10:23:20 AM PST


      SC from Vancouver writes:

      The official "trail" is a short, 15 minute walk that brings you to two viewpoints. The first viewpoint is of the beautiful Brandywine Falls. Keep walking a bit more and you will arrive at the second viewpoint of the sprawling valleys and mountains in the area. If you're driving up the sea-to-sky, it is well worth dropping by to take a look at these two viewpoints. There are also unofficial trails that you can take to get to the bottom of Brandywine Falls. At the second viewpoint, you might notice a trail going off behind the fenced area. Taking that trail will lead you to a rope clamber which you can take down to the bottom of a boulder field. From here, you want to head in the direction of the falls. You can then either climb over the boulders (WARNING, be aware of loose rocks, this is an un-maintained trail) or take a more roundabout route through the woods at the bottom of the boulder field. After about an hour's worth of hiking, you will reach the bottom of the falls. It's loud and wet, here, but the falls are majestic up close and personal. It's a nice place to swim and take photos and have lunch.

        Posted: August 27, 2015 11:44:50 PM PST


        KM from Sherwood Park, Alberta writes:

        The falls are beautiful and well worth the few minutes hike from the parking lot BUT DO NOT hike to the suspension bridge if you only want to see the bridge and not hike thru 4 kms of terrain when you can almost drive right up to it.
        If you leave Brandywine parking lot and drive 2.7 kms north, towards Whistler, there is an intersection at that point, where you turn right & drive down a gravel road and hike .8 kms into the the bridge.
        The only marker I can give you for the intersection is it is right before the sign for the Olympic Nordic Center. (Use your trip meter and it is 2.7 kms from the Brandywine turn-off).

        My family decided to hike to the bridge since it is marked at the entrance to Brandywine thinking it was a well marked trail. It is not, and at one point you come across a sign that says you are at the park boundaries. After that there are no signs, no distance signs and when you come out after hiking up and down 3.0+ kms you are next to highway 99. Ridiculous, someone actually took the time to put up some handmade signs pointing the way toward the suspension bridge since the province didnt.
        The last .8 kms of the trail are the nicest thru some old growth forest and the bridge, although not as big as we exepcted, was still very nice over the river.

          Posted: August 7, 2009 09:45:40 PM PST


          HikerBoy from Vancouver writes:

          More of a walk then a hike but worth checking out on your way to Whistler. Only stopped for about half an hour but the waterfall and gorge were spectacular.

            Posted: October 7, 2007 04:41:15 PM PST


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