Bear Creek Falls

Difficulty
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Very Easy
Duration
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0.5h
Distance
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1.1 km
Elevation
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36 m
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Bear Creek Falls

The hike to Bear Creek Falls is a short out-and-back hiking route in Glacier National Park that is family-friendly and visits a truly awesome waterfall. Travel through the dense forest along the 1.1 kmkm path and make your descent to approach the violent waters that rush over this scenic rock formation. This quick hike is easy to tack onto your agenda if you are planning a trip to the park and definitely should not be skipped.

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Route Description for Bear Creek Falls

Bear Creek Falls is a popular hiking route in Glacier National Park that hugs alongside Connaught Creek on the way to the majestic, rushing waters of Bear Creek Falls. This short trail travels along some easy terrain, making it a great route for hikers of all skill levels; however, it does contain a relatively steep set of stairs down to the falls that might restrict accessibility for some. If you are looking for a low effort/high reward trail, then a visit to this stunning waterfall should absolutely be on your list.

Setting out from the parking lot, follow along the forested trail as it heads northeast before gradually turning south to follow alongside the rushing waters of Connaught Creek. When you get near the falls, you will need to descend roughly 100 m to reach the viewpoint close to its base. As the falls are very powerful and release moisture into the air, the path can become slippery. Watch your step as you approach the falls and toss on a rain jacket if you don’t want to get wet. After taking in the natural beauty of this spectacular rock formation with its cascading water, carefully climb back up the path to make your way back to the Bear Creek falls parking area.

Getting to the Bear Creek Falls Trailhead

To get to the parking lot for Bear Creek Falls from Revelstoke, head east on BC-1 E for a distance of 74.4 km and turn right to enter into the parking lot, where you will find the trailhead at the northern end.

Route Information

  • When to do

    June-October

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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