- Difficulty Easy
- Time 1 hour
- Round-Trip 2km
- Elevation Gain 52 meters
- Season May - October
- Camping Yes
- From Vancouver 2 hours, 30 minutes
- Public Transit No
- Dog Friendly Yes
Falls Lake is a beautiful lake located in the subalpine of the Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area between the towns of Hope and Merritt. The trail is a short, well marked route that follows a creek right to the shores of the lake, offering scenic views of Nak Peak to the left and Zoa Peak to the right.
From the gravel parking lot, walk up the road on the right side and within about 20-meters, a sign on the left will point in the direction to Falls Lake. Go left at the sign and head uphill into the forest, following the creek down below to your left.
The trail initially climbs quickly but the ascend is more gradual as you continue through the forest, crossing a couple of small wooden bridges. The sound of the rushing creek below can be heard through most of the hike but only small glimpses of it can be seen.
As the trail plateaus, it begins to descend slightly and the first views of the lake can be seen in-between the trees. A few more steps and you arrive at the incredible view of Falls Lake where the towering Nak Peak sits on the left side of the lake.
After enjoying the view, head back down the trail in the direction you arrived, following the well worn back to the gravel parking lot area where you began.