- Difficulty Intermediate
- Time 3 hours
- Round-Trip 6km
- Elevation Gain 380 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.