Great all season hike for Families. Takes less then 20 minutes to get to the falls. Trail follows the creek through the forest, a pretty sight year round.
The bridge has fallen into disrepair over the last few years, and no longer has the hand rails it once did. The Bridge its self how ever, is still in tact. Cross the bridge to get closer to the falls, only takes you another 20 feet or so over though, so not missing much by not crossing. Small pool at base of falls. Probably not a good idea to swim though.
A Nice trip quick hike that can be followed up with Lunch and a fire at Becker's island back down the road, by the second yellow bridge.
Take Westsyde road through town, and past black pines. A nice rural drive, taking about 20 minutes. After a tight left hand turn, the brown "Jamieson Creek FSR" sign will be on your right. If you go across a wooden plank bridge, you just missed the turn! Zero your trip meter at this point. Follow the road up, being careful to yield to logging trucks. For people with a 2 way radio, the req. is 159.24 (Recently the logging company has been posting a sign below the fsr sign, letting road users know if there is active logging.) Staying on the main road, you'll cross two yellow bridges. Take note to the right of the second one, is a great place to have lunch after. The road narrows going up a hill, but there are ample pull outs to let trucks pass. When your trip meter says 12.2 Km, there'll be a pull out to your right. Don't worry about the mile marker in front of you saying 13, its wrong. Cross the road to the creek side, climb down the bank to the "Jamieson falls" sign. There's your trail head!
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Posted By: valjellico
- Fri Aug 26 12:29:09 UTC 2016
UpsideThe walk was nice however the path is quite overgrown in spots. The greenery is peaceful and the creek is very relaxing to look at. DownsideGetting to the path can be a bit tricky if you have leg issues as it is a little steep. Also, the bridge is more like something out of Indiana Jones as it is two logs with a few planks set across with big gaps. Certainly not safe to cross in our opinion so we did not get to see the falls. CommentNice quick walk to see a creek but for a 30 minute drive we left disappointed.
Posted By: F4i_gurl
- Wed Jun 26 04:42:45 UTC 2013
CommentThe drive to Jamieson Creek Falls is pretty good, the road is in good condition and can be accessed easily. The drive is pretty long from Kamloops just for a 5 (10 max) minute (each way) walk. Although walking the little forest trail is very pretty. The bridge is no longer there, so crossing the river is impossible. I had expected a little more.