- Difficulty Easy
- Time 0.75 hours
- Round-Trip 2km
- Elevation Gain 75 meters
- Season year-round
- Camping No
- From Vancouver 1 hour 20 minutes
- Public Transit No
- Dog Friendly Yes
Steehead Falls is a beautiful waterfall located just off the Reservoir Trail that loops around Hayward Lake in Mission. The hike to the waterfall is a short 1km each way route that is perfect for families or just a quick walk in the forest.
From the parking lot area just down from Dewdney Trunk Road, follow the trail downhill and continue past the map board of the Hayward Lake area. At the first junction go right and within less than 1-minute, go left at the second junction following the Reservoir Trail south.
The trail passes through a scenic forest and crosses a couple of bridges where the water has a steady flow, depending on the time of year. After crossing the second bridge, the trail veers to the right and wraps around to the left, continuing downhill. Watch for a sign on the right side of the trail at a junction marking the route to Steelhead Falls.
Leave the Reservoir Trail and walk down the trail towards Steelhead Falls, watching your step as you make your way down the wooden steps. Within a few minutes, you reach a wooden platform with a spectacular view of the waterfall.
After enjoying the falls, follow the trail back up the stairs, returning to the Reservoir Trail. Go left and walk back the way you came, crossing the creeks, until you reach the junction. Go right at the junction and left at the second junction, walking back up to the map board and parking lot where you began.