• Difficulty Intermediate
  • Time 3.5 hours
  • Round-Trip 6km
  • Elevation Gain 395 meters
  • Season April - November
  • Camping No
  • From Vancouver 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Public Transit No
  • Dog Friendly Yes

Crooked Falls is a spectacular waterfall that tumbles over several rocks and has stunning views looking directly at the waterfall and at its side. Located in the Upper Squamish Valley just off of the Sigurd Trail, the hike to the waterfall also has several scenic viewpoints looking down towards the Squamish River and across the valley.

From the trailhead on Ashlu Road, follow the Sigurd Trail up the rocky route as it climbs quickly at the beginning. The steep climb up the rocky trail is short as the route veers to the left and follows an old logging road. As the logging road levels out, look for a dirt pathway marked with the Sigurd Trail sign and follow this trail to the left as it continues along a fairly flat, narrower trail.

There is a stunning viewpoint of the Squamish Valley on the left but it's easy to miss because it's on a rocky bluff and there are no markers except a slightly worn trail. Watch for that worn trail on your left and follow it out onto the rocky bluff, where you get a clear view looking down the valley towards Howe Sound as well as the mountainss to the east.

Returning to the trail, continue to follow it until it veers right and begins to climb steeply. Watch your step as you make your way up the steep section before the trail arrives at a clearing on another rock bluff with a viewpoint of the valley. This viewpoint is not as good as the first, so if you missed the first one, try to look for it on the way back.

Continue hiking past the viewpoint and back into the forest as the trail gradually climbs and passes a huge boulder. Not much further and the trail begins to climb steeply again. Follow the route through the switchbacks and continue uphill as this section is where you will gain the bulk of the elevation to Crooked Falls.

Eventually, the trail reaches a junction with a yellow sign pointing left to Crooked Falls. Go left and follow the trail as it slightly descends through the next 300-metres until it reaches the waterfall.

There are two great views of the waterfall, first follow the trail down the hill to a spot in front of the falls to watch the full force of the water cascading over the rocks from above. After enjoying this spot, there is another view to the side of the waterfall. Hike back up the trail to where a worn path goes down to the side of the falls but use extreme caution as this route is very slippery.

After enjoying the waterfall, return along the same route, going right at the junction and beginning the hike back down the hill. Pass the boulder and the viewpoints and follow the old logging road through the forest before it makes its final decent back down the rocky section to Ashlu Road.

How to get to Crooked Falls

Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver
1 hour, 30 minutes

The Sigurd Trail and hike to Crooked Falls begins along the Ashlu Road in the Upper Squamish Valley. A few kilometres is driven along a gravel road, however the sections of road are well maintained and most cars should be able to make the trip.

From Vancouver, drive westbound on Highway #1 and head towards Horseshoe Bay, merging onto Highway #99: The Sea To Sky Highway. Follow the highway through Squamish and turn left onto the Squamish Valley Road (across from the Alice Lake turnoff).

Zero your odometer as it will be just over 26km from the turnoff. Follow the Squamish Valley Road and, after crossing a bridge, go left and continue along the Squamish Valley Road. After driving about 23km, the paved road ends and turns to gravel. Drive another 1.5km until you reach the Ashlu Bridge and turn left, driving across the one-way bridge. Follow Ashlu Road and watch for kilometre signs. Just after the kilometre-2 sign, the road veers to the right and the trail starts right next to an electrical pole on the left side. Park your vehicle at the side of the road.

View a map of Driving directions to Crooked Falls.

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Additional Info

Camping at Crooked Falls

Camping is not permitted at Crooked Falls.

Dogs at Crooked Falls

Dogs are allowed on the Sigurd Trail to Crooked Falls but the trail has steep sections. Please pick up after your dog and remove all excrement.

Toilets at Crooked Falls

There are no toilets on the trail to Crooked Falls.

Dogs, Toilets and Camping

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