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Vita from North Vancouver writes:

Did this hike on June 26 2021. It was a very hot day (in mid 30-s). We started early (were at the trial b 7:30 am), so it was very doable (most of the trial is shady). The base of the trial with a whitewater river and mountains in itself is worth the drive there. The first view point is breathtaking! Morning sun is the perfect lighting for it. And of course the waterfall is majestic. The hike itself is closer to difficult than intermediate. It consist of almost an hour of a CLIMB (very steep escalation). Need to be prepared and go on a very dry day. The waterfalls were awe-inspiring and totally worth the gruelling grind!

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    Posted: June 26, 2021 05:19:03 PM PST

    Talia from North Vancouver writes:

    Did this hike at the beginning of August. Was a hot and sunny day. Was worried that it would be too hot, but once you start the hike your quickly in the shade pretty much the whole time so no worries. The elevation gain is definitly not 380m! My boyfriend and I both were using our garmin watches and we got a lil over 600m. Would have been good to know that prior to start as I didn't feel like doing that kind of hike that day. You are basically going up up up until you reach the falls. One third up you get a nice view worth a few pictures, but the rest is just going up steep in the woods. I liked it for a workout type of hike but I wouldnt say its an enjoyable and super pretty hike. In the end it comes down to one big waterfall and 1 pretty viewpoint. If you feel like getting a good leg burn (not crazy hard, but worth mentionning) and you like big falls that's the one for you!

      Posted: September 5, 2020 12:31:06 PM PST

      Jonathan Groom from Vancouver writes:

      Did the trail on May 23rd 2020. Snow level was at 900m. Clearing of the trail was getting poor at around 8km in (Sigurd trail pass the falls). With the snow melting and the mud, further progression was less than ideal and necessitated much more time than planned. Wanted to overnight camp, but no flat or cleared spots up to 8km in. Ended-up turning around.

        Posted: May 24, 2020 11:18:39 AM PST

        melodie from vancouver writes:

        recently a storm must have hit and there was a decent amount of tree debris that we had to maneuver around towards the end of the hike close to the falls.

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          Posted: May 16, 2019 02:26:09 AM PST

          Hayley from North Shore writes:

          January 26th 2018;
          Drive to the trail head is a breeze unless there is snow. Make sure to do your research on the snowfall in the area. I would suggest bringing cramp ons for your boots because it can get a bit slippery in sections. There is a TON of fallen tree debris, especially near the end of the hike near the falls, so it's difficult to navigate, but just keep pushing past it and the waterfall is worth it! When directions say "Returning to the trail, continue to follow it until it veers right and begins to climb steeply." DO NOT GO BACK TO THE LOGGING ROAD. Continue down the path along the ridge of the mountain until you see the sign pointed towards Sigurd Trail. Head that way and continue climbing like the billy goat you are. Great challenging day hike that took us about 3.5 hours round trip as we stopped at view points and spent some time at the falls.

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            Posted: January 27, 2019 10:03:59 AM PST

            Tim Quirk from Victoria writes:

            After the first part on a first service road full of cobbles the trail moves into a mature lush forest. A challenging climb but worth it for the waterfall.

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              Posted: July 26, 2018 05:07:29 PM PST

              crossover from Vancouver, BC writes:

              Hiked on 2018.05.27. The dirt road leading to the trailhead was not too rough. Most 2wd vehicles should be ok if they drive carefully and slowly. We arrived around 9:45am and there were a few hikers ahead of us already. Btw the sevice road is closed about 100m before the trailhead (no biggie). The views were nice and the climb was steep at some parts. I used my hands a few times to push/pull myself up/down a few times. We reached the falls in 2.5hrs, admired the sceneries, then headed back down in 1.5 hrs. Our GPS showed total distance to be close to 10km (no we did not get lost) and elevation gain to be 500m. We enjoyed the trail as it was short but not too easy. Btw, this trail must be gaining popularity as we ran into no less than 50+ hikers along the way. Cars were parked along the road for at almost a block.

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                Posted: May 28, 2018 11:45:51 AM PST

                Neil from Vancouver writes:

                If you're looking for something harder then deep cove but easier then the chief, this is your hike.
                Although both of those hikes have a better view at the end then this one.
                The view is ok, but obstructed by trees if you want some good shots of Squamish valley.
                The falls are pretty sweet, but you can't get in them. Which is too bad if it's a hot day.

                Overall a good leg burner on the way up, and a good jog down if your knees are good.
                Trail is easy to find and well marked.

                  Posted: May 28, 2018 10:59:46 AM PST

                  Dave from Vancouver writes:

                  The last part of the road to the trailhead is a dirt road with tons of potholes, so drive a rugged vehicle if you can, or just take it nice and slow or you could blow out a tire.

                  We did this on May-long weekend and it didn't see too many people -- definitely a good option to get away from the crowds and have a great hike.

                  The falls are gushing this time of year -- REALLY IMPRESSIVE!!!

                    Posted: May 22, 2018 10:33:15 AM PST

                    Nick D from Vancouver writes:

                    Snow is off the trail and the falls are stunning! One may want to keep in mind is that although the trail is rated as intermediate, that after the clearing on the main rock bluff (with a view of the valley), the trail becomes strenuous. There is a steep climb into the woods, with some boulders, and steps of more than a meter. That part would be a challenge for someone unfit and impossible for someone without full mobility.

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                      Posted: April 21, 2018 09:00:57 PM PST

                      Raj from Squamish writes:

                      Is there snow on this trail presently? or is it Dry?

                        Posted: April 19, 2018 10:18:08 AM PST

                        Melissa from Vancouver writes:

                        We hiked this trail on the weekend and it was so great because there was very few people. I think we ran into about 8 people total and we were up and down before noon. I would have liked it to be a bit longer (another hour would have been perfect) but it was so nice. The trail is groomed, but not overly like the chief or the grind. No steps, just trail with some good climbing. A good sweat, I would have like it to be just slightly longer.

                        good trailhead directions here: https://www.outdoorvancouver.ca/crooked-falls-hike-squamish/

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                          Posted: August 28, 2017 03:57:20 PM PST

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