- Difficulty Easy
- Time 2 hours
- Round-Trip 5.5km
- Elevation Gain minimal
- Season year-round
- Camping Yes
- From Vancouver 1 hour 30 minutes
- Public Transit No
- Dog Friendly Yes
May 14, 2020
Golden Ears Provincial Park is open. However, there are limitations on how many vehicles will be allowed in the park to allow for proper physical distancing.
The Gold Creek Falls is a short hike that is perfect for the beginning of the season or in combination with a camping trip to the Golden Ears Provincial Park.
From the parking lot, head down towards the trail and start following the wide trail up a gradual hill. Layers of moss blanket the forest floor as you make your way through a typical west coast rainforest.
After hiking for about 15 minutes, you will get a glimpse of Gold Creek on your left. Continue along the trail until you reach a clearing that offers views of Alouette, Edge, and Blanchard Mountains.
As you begin to make your way uphill, you will start to hear Gold Creek Falls as you get closer. The view of the falls above can be fantastic, particularly in the spring season when the runoff from the surrounding mountains is surging downstream. After taking in the view and mist from the falls, continue up the trail to the next viewpoint at the top of the falls.
After enjoying the upper viewpoint, make your way back down, past the falls, and head back towards the parking lot and campsite.