Flood Falls

Flood Falls near Hope Airport, BC


This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
2 kms
1 hour
moderate
Hiking, Mountain Biking
Spring, Summer
Hope Airport, BC
User mschlamp
Round trip: 1.5 km. Time: 30 min.

Trailhead: UTM WGS84 10U 0607830 e 5468641 n, lat/long: 49°21.655’, W 121°30.897’
Just off the freeway, this short hike to a waterfall is perfect for families. There is also a mountain biking park, suitable for intermediate to advanced downhill mountain bikers.

The trail follow along a creek bed which shows signs of flooding debris. There are signs of logging from many years ago. Stumps from this logging still show where springboards were used to cut above the wide buttress of the tree. You can also see areas now overgrown with underbrush where flooding from heavy water has brought rock debris and spread it out along the lower part of the valley.

The name of the falls does not come from its ability to flood over during the heavy rains in spring or fall but from a farmer named Flood who had the train stop near his farm to pick up his milk. The best time to experience the power of the falls are during the heavy rain seasons.

You can also see in the vicinity up to 8 or nine other falls along the rock faces on each side of Flood Falls during and after the rain storms

Directions:

Take Flood-Hope Rd. 4 km to the overpass. Cross the overpass. Turn at the second left. Continue for 100 metres to locate the trailhead. For the mountain bike trails, drive to the end of the pavement and park. Continue along the dirt road around the ditch. The trail is clearly marked. The above co-ordinates can also be used with map or GPS.



Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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By joeyhalen2000Posted By: joeyhalen2000  - Mon Jun 13 13:04:25 EDT 2005 Not Rated Downside Made the drive out to hope to hike this one but I couldn't find the trail. I found the trail head I beleive but there didn't seem to be any real path to follow. The creek seemed to be non-existent...Was totally dry. Couldn't see or hear any water. Comment Does anyone have better directions than posted here on how to find the trail? Is there still a waterfall at the end in the summer?
By ShadowChaserPosted By: ShadowChaser  - Wed Feb 23 23:55:50 EST 2005 Not Rated Comment It appears as though the new paintball field in the area has removed the access bridge for the trail, effectively ruining this hike. Argh.

You can park closer to the highway and go in a different location, following the creek.
By watcherPosted By: watcher  - Tue Oct 05 15:19:34 EDT 2004 Not Rated Upside Beautiful mossy forest, easy walk. Downside Not much of a waterfall at this time of year. Comment I live close by so will be walking there every couple of weeks to see nature's progression.
By red_shirt_guyPosted By: red_shirt_guy  - Thu Jun 05 13:26:40 EDT 2003 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Short, easy hike that has a beautiful waterfall. It has a dry, hard to spot, riverbed that you could climb up to get a better view. Downside It's so short that it could get boring, on like your second or third time. Comment I really liked it and it was an easy hike for my dad, whosbeen smoking for a long time.


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