A GVRD standard trail leads from the parking lot a short distance to a bridge and picnic area. It is perhaps five to ten minutes to a view of Cliff Falls. On my last trip there, January 03, the falls were roaring, as heavy rain and snow melt had put Kanaka Creek into a torrent. There are a number of short trails in the area and you can also follow a trail to the fish hatchery.
Take Dewdney Trunk Rd. in Maple Ridge and turn south on 252nd St. Travel to the end of the road to the parking lot near a grassy sports field. The trail starts to the left of the ball diamond.
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Posted By: Adam+Laura
- Fri Aug 07 12:44:44 EDT 2009
UpsideVery cool and refreshing hike Good for running and bringing a dog Can be long or short Perfect for small kids and families Good all year and easy to find
DownsideNot that difficult If you are in good shape you will want to run it
Posted By: bigbadbarry
- Thu May 04 00:42:45 EDT 2006
UpsideFantastic Park, great for swimming and hiking. There is also a Fossil Bed, I will let you figure that one out! Great picnic area, Well kept trails, Fantasic waterfalls
DownsideCrowded in summer and THIEVES, in the Parking lot, DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING IN YOUR CAR !! THEY WILL DAMAGE YOUR CAR,BE WARNED!!
CommentI love this park,it has a lot to offer to familys as well as couples and I even come out here on my own! Hunt for fossils, they are everywhere if you know what your looking for!! No more hints!
Posted By: BrentFossett
- Sat Apr 17 16:54:00 EDT 2004
UpsideAwesome scenery. I used to play in these waters as a kid.
DownsideActually closest city is Maple Ridge. Abbotsford just downgrades the trail
Posted By: MSAR
- Sat Nov 01 13:27:43 EST 2003
CommentYup, another one. Abbotsford is a long way from Ridge, especially if you're hiking!
Posted By: trailpeak
- Sun May 18 03:58:11 EDT 2003
CommentHey Kurt here .. will add Maple Ridge soon, and Ucluelet, and, a few others soon ...
Posted By: Urban trekker
- Tue May 13 22:40:42 EDT 2003
CommentYes I know that Kanaka falls is in Maple Ridge but there doesn't appear to be a listing under closest city for Maple Ridge so I used Abbotsford instead.
Posted By: ransell
- Tue May 13 11:04:13 EDT 2003
CommentThis is not an Abbotsford trail, it is a Maple Ridge trail. This is misleading.