Squamish Hiking Trail RatingThe High Falls Creek hike is a great hike not only for the beautiful scenery in and around the trail, but the drive to it as well.  The often passed by Squamish Valley Road, opposite the Alice Lake Provincial Park access road, is wonderful.  This glacier carved valley stretches on and on, along the majestic Squamish River.  The trail is well marked and though steep at times is moderately challenging.

  • Squamish Hiking Trails ProBeautiful drive up Squamish Valley
  • Squamish Hiking Trails ProQuieter than other Squamish trails
  • Squamish Hiking Trails ProChallenging, steep & fun trail
  • Squamish Hiking Trails ProDog friendly with some help
  • Squamish Hiking Trails ProSeveral amazing valley viewpoints
  • Squamish Hiking Trails ProNo campsites, but easy to find space
  • Squamish Hiking Trails ConNo easy spots for a swim
  • Squamish Hiking Trails ConNot as scenic as other hikes
  • Squamish Hiking Trails ConTrailhead is easy to miss
  • Squamish Hiking Trails ConSome find the trail too hard

Squamish Hiking Trails

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There are some short chain assisted areas to climb and overall the trail is fairly steep.  You quickly gain 622 metres in about 4 kilometres.  Past the beautiful falls viewpoints the trail leads to a few more viewpoints before ending at the Branch 200 FSR.  You can either turn back and retrace your steps to the trailhead parking.  Most prefer to walk the forest service road back to their car instead.

It is much longer (almost 2 kilometres longer), but it is easy and relaxing and there are some stunning views of the river valley below.  This road takes you back to the S Main FSR where you will turn left onto and walk about 1.4 kilometres to get back to your car.

Tricouni Meadows and Peak are located near High Falls Creek and the Tricouni trail actually follows along High Falls Creek for some distance far above the High Falls Creek trail.  To get to the Tricouni trailhead it is best to drive (instead of hiking from High Falls) as it is a few kilometres beyond the High Falls Creek trail.

Just north of Squamish, opposite the Alice Lake Provincial Park is the Squamish Valley Road (left if coming from Squamish/Vancouver, turn right if coming from Whistler).  From here reset your odometer and drive for 26.5k (bear left at 3k), the last couple kilometres will be the S Main Forest Service Road. You will pass a hydroelectric power station on your right and cross a small bridge.  Shortly after the power station you will see another a small bridge, this is the bridge over High Falls Creek.  Park just before the bridge and walk across the bridge to see the trailhead sign to High Falls Creek immediately past it on the right.

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