Fairy Creek Waterfall Trail

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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1-1.5h
Distance
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4.5 km
Elevation
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105 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Fairy Creek Waterfall Trail is a 4.5 km out-and-back hiking route that will take you through the forest to visit the cascading waterfall. While there are some minor elevation changes, the route is family-friendly and can be enjoyed by hikers of most skill levels. Time this hike for the spring when water levels are at their highest.

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Route Description for Fairy Creek Waterfall Trail

The hike up to the Fairy Creek Waterfall is an easy half-day hike that the whole family can enjoy. The route follows along some easy terrain through the forest and climbs gently uphill alongside the flowing waters of Fairy Creek. Once you reach the falls, you will have an awesome view of the water as it cascades over the edge of the rock. Make sure to take some time to explore the area around the falls to get a view from above and below the rushing water. If you can time your hike after the snow melts in the spring, you will have an even greater show of natural beauty, as the rushing water of the falls will be even more prominent. After experiencing the falls, head back down the same trail through the forest to return to your vehicle.

Getting to the Fairy Creek Waterfall Trail Trailhead

To get to the parking area for the Fairy Creek Waterfall Trail from Fernie, drive north on BC-3 for 1.5 km and make a left turn at the Fernie Tourist Information Centre to enter the parking area.

Route Information

  • When to do

    May–November

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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