4.07 out of 5 - 15 reviews

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David D. from Surrey, BC writes:

Feb 17, 2020
A great family hike. 2.7km each way (40-50min at a casual pace). On the way there is a rocky beach just off the path, followed by some scenic views around the river bend, and finally the lower falls at the end. There is a outhouse at the parking lot, and at the very end (gross but usable). Well worth the trip and a nice walk / "hike". 5/5

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    Posted: February 17, 2020 11:58:45 PM PST

    crossover from Vancouver, BC writes:

    Nice easy walk to the falls. Very relaxing and great for families of all ages. We continued our hike beyond the upper view point by hiking up the connector trail (marked and flagged trail) all the way to the East Canyon Trail, head north and reached the Viewpoint Beach. We had a quick break there and decided to ford the shallow river (still icy cold in August) over to Hiker's Beach. We finished the loop by hiking south on the West Canyon Loop back to the Gold Creeks parking lot. The whole trip took us about 5 hrs, including breaks.

    @ Ben - The trail to the falls is all graveled. It's not easy to push a stroller IMO.

      Posted: August 17, 2018 03:27:47 PM PST

      Ben from Vancouver writes:

      Is this trail stroller friendly?

        Posted: August 4, 2018 10:36:11 AM PST

        Nina from Vancouver writes:

        Can someone please tell me (show on the map) how to get to the "upper falls" in golden ears park please?

          Posted: June 10, 2018 10:16:52 PM PST

          Michael from Vancouver writes:

          Super easy and super sceneic, perfect time to go with less crowd. The pool at the end is definitely not swimmable though, freezing water and strong current.

            Posted: May 7, 2018 10:55:11 PM PST

            Heather from Steveston writes:

            We did a loop incorporating Gold Creek Falls the week of March 19-23. The hike was lovely, as always, but we returned to the parking lot to find that my brand-new vehicle (purchased only the week before!) had been attacked by animals, maybe birds or raccoons - something smallish. There were scratches all down the sides of the doors, on the hood, the roof, and the mirrors. The rubber that seals the windows and sunroof had been chewed in many places. I am told that it is $4000 in damage, luckily covered by ICBC. I have never encountered anything like this before, in many years of parking at trailheads. Very bizarre. I'm sharing this here as a warning; I hope this was just a fluke thing, but I wonder if perhaps the animals at Golden Ears are habituated to do this for some reason.

              Posted: April 6, 2018 07:49:04 AM PST

              Chris from Vancouver writes:

              Hiked the gold creek/east canyon trail this week - overnight at Viewpoint Beach. Fairly easy trail, uphill at the start and a gradual uphill most of the way. Second day, we followed the trail north to Halfmoon beach. Washed out in a few places, but blazed on all the detours. No sign on the trail at Halfmoon Beach.
              Water is low in the creek (August) but still very cold. Easy ford to Hikers Beach from Viewpoint Beach.
              Lots of signs of campfires, and garbage left by hikers. Especially day hikers - really, don't throw your strawberry stems on the ground. Yes, they will bio-degrade, but will also attract animals that overnight campers might not be thrilled about.

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                Posted: August 12, 2017 10:25:03 PM PST

                JennB from Langley writes:

                Great hike!
                We are very new to this, so thought it would be a good place to start. Beautiful hike and great waterfall at the end. I took my 7 and 10 year olds and our yorkie and we had a great time.

                Manageable and easily done in less than 2 hours (took us 40 min up and an hour and 10 back because we kept stopping at riverside or cool trees etc. Arrived by 10am on a Sat, which was great because it got pretty busy after that.

                Will definitely do again.

                  Posted: July 8, 2017 02:35:04 PM PST

                  Chris from Surrey writes:

                  This is a great trip, I wasnt expecting very much going into this but its a nice simple walk past the river and to the falls which is incredible. If you want you can hike up a small incline to the top of the falls. This hike deserves a better rating.

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                    Posted: June 23, 2017 12:29:43 PM PST

                    David from Vancouver writes:

                    Just did this is a lovely little walk, little elevation change, gravel route the whole way and a few really great places to take a rest and absorb the view. Took my tiny terrier who loved the route too. Autumn it a great time, ample parking and WC&bin at car park and at the falls, hardly anyone the trail. There should be another walk on the trails website as you can continue from the Low Falls area to the Hector Ferguson Lake using the East Canyon Trail, I assume it would take all day with a view to camp at the lake. Take care on the slippy rocks getting down to the falls from the path but you can just view the wonderful falls in safety from the path instead. I marked it down as I enjoy a bit more of a strenuous walk and more rugged terrain. Make sure to stop by Alouette Lake on the way there or way back.

                      Posted: October 24, 2016 02:24:29 PM PST

                      zarah jacob from vancouver writes:

                      We drove all the way from Vancouver today to do the Gold Creek Falls hike only to be turned away by rangers because the "park was full". We tried to tell them that we were just going to hike (versus camp or picnic or whatever other activities people do there) but the lady ranger didn't even listen. No apologies, no other options were given, we were just waved away (well, waved to make the turnaround).

                        Posted: August 13, 2016 09:15:22 PM PST

                        Suzanne from Vancouver writes:

                        Nice easy hike with not too much elevation and lots of beautiful sights to see. There's also a great Mexican place not far from it for after! :)

                          Posted: May 15, 2016 10:30:19 PM PST

                          Mark from Vancouver writes:

                          Have they officially changed the name of this trail? I basically grew up in this park and it's always just been the Lower Falls trail, not Gold Creek Falls.

                            Posted: October 24, 2015 01:43:03 PM PST

                            Robyn Petrik from Port Coquitlam writes:

                            The path is indeed gravelled the whole way, which makes it more of a walk than a hike. Overall, it's pretty easy and makes a great outing for a family or anyone newer to hiking. The forest is Golden Ears is pretty, and you get a few lovely views of the mountains and Gold Creek.

                            We spent about an hour at the falls themselves, as they were a little bigger and much prettier than we anticipated. You can climb up to the top of the falls, which makes a really nice spot to sit and enjoy the falls. Do go early in the morning though if you'd prefer to avoid the crowd.

                            My photo of the falls: instagram.com/p/6GNqA9IshX

                              Posted: August 14, 2015 02:48:34 PM PST

                              Adrian from North Van writes:

                              Trail Update: May 2 2014.

                              The parks department have been very busy since my last visit to this trail or the previous comments (see below).

                              They have gravelled the whole trail, all the way to the falls. They have also rebuilt and raised the trail in places and built run offs and culverts underneath so you definitely won't get muddy feet even in wet weather ! That said.....the copious amount of gravel do little to improve the natural aspect of this walk but do make it easier going.

                                Posted: May 2, 2014 09:19:14 PM PST

                                Sunnie from Vancouver writes:

                                The trail is super muddy. It's July 1 2013 weekend. The mud kinda makes the trail less appealing. It is not small patches of mud, but basically a muddy trail. You sink into the mud with your runners. Bring an extra pair of shoes for the ride home so you will not dirty your car. There are slippery muddy areas so be careful. It is an easy hike though. Lots of kids/dogs from the camp ground close by The water is nice and cold. The spray at the waterfall is really nice. The water has that nice clear color. The top is nicer than the bottom of the falls. Happy Trails.

                                  Posted: June 29, 2013 03:05:46 PM PST

                                  Ryan from Vancouver writes:

                                  Hiked this earlier today (June 10th) and the first half of the trail was still fairly muddy. A pretty easy stroll -- more a walk than a hike but the river is very pretty.

                                    Posted: June 10, 2013 08:28:11 PM PST

                                    Misty from Aldergrove writes:

                                    We hiked this on Monday April 22 and the trail was quite muddy. If you have boots it should be fine. We had our runners and we had to veer off the path, which slowed us down as we have a four year old with us! It was still a very beautiful hike, glad we went!

                                      Posted: May 1, 2013 11:03:07 PM PST

                                      Charlene from Chilliwack writes:

                                      Its march 29th, 2013 Was wanting to know if anyone has been up there for a hike lately and what the conditions are like eg, snow..muddie Huge puddles etc .Is the hike a good one for a 7 year old and 9 year old too?

                                        Posted: March 29, 2013 10:09:16 AM PST

                                        dan from port coquitlam writes:

                                        did this last saturday, really nice easy walk. we stopped half way and had lunch next to the river. The path is very muddy in places.

                                          Posted: July 26, 2012 02:05:41 PM PST

                                          Ron from Maple Ridge,B.C. writes:

                                          It's a really beautiful hike,bring some water with you.Parking is free but get there early because it fill's up fast.

                                            Posted: July 26, 2012 01:03:46 PM PST

                                            Shawn Peters from Maple Ridge writes:

                                            We hiked to the falls today in the pouring rain. You definitely need rubber boots or water proof hikers, not running shoes like we had... Lots of mud in the low areas. Even still it was a great hike for the family. Took about an hour to the falls. Well worth it. Lots of water coming over the falls.

                                            As of this summer parking is now free!

                                              Posted: October 10, 2011 05:09:05 PM PST

                                              Oxana from New Westminster writes:

                                              Consider bringing rubber boots because the trail becomes very muddy. We were wearing runners, so we had to turn back. Will definitely come back to take this trail again, beautiful rainforest!

                                                Posted: July 23, 2011 06:08:17 PM PST

                                                Charlize from Lyon writes:

                                                Thanks for the useful insight points. rn rn rnregrouper credit ou faire un rachat de credit

                                                  Posted: April 29, 2011 09:10:59 PM PST

                                                  Ben from coquitlam writes:

                                                  This trail is often closed during winter season when it snows. $3 parking, 2 hours round trip, very popular and busy during summer. Follow the water and you will get to alouette lake. Enjoy clean creek swimming too.

                                                    Posted: January 14, 2011 09:43:03 AM PST

                                                    Jurgen&Zhanna from Coqutlam writes:

                                                    Me and my wife took this trail 2 days ago , and we loved it, nice easy walk with great views and small beach area to get a blanket and sit looking at river and mountains ! roads were slightly flooded and soft areas thru the trail. We have small child so we'll advise you that you can walk with stroller only with air/ruber tires usual 4whelers wont go or use snugle.

                                                      Posted: September 24, 2010 09:25:28 PM PST

                                                      Ian Collett from Port Moody writes:

                                                      Walked this route today with our children(6 and 9), they loved the waterfall as there's lots of spray at the moment. Easy walk thoroughly recommended for families.

                                                        Posted: June 20, 2010 08:26:24 PM PST

                                                        Nicole from Mission writes:

                                                        We just hiked this a few days ago, a super easy trail that is more like a walk than a hike. Also good (but cold) swimming/wading around the falls. It is a very busy trail though with all the campers around.

                                                          Posted: August 12, 2009 09:32:31 PM PST

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