Create an account

Start your adventure today.


    Already a member? Login

    Thompson Falls

    This reflects the 10Adventures difficulty rating for each route. We aim to keep ratings consistent across regions.
    This reflects the estimated time the majority of users will take on this trail. If you are slower, add time to the top-end figure. If you are fast, then you may complete this route faster than this time range.
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    11.9 km
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    460 m
    User Ratings
    These ratings are completed by users who have completed this trail and not subject to reviews by 10Adventures.
    Be the first to add a review!
    Directions to Trailhead
    Thompson Falls

    The hike to Thompson Falls is an 11.9 km out-and-back route that runs alongside the Blaeberry River and allows you to experience its mighty, rushing waters as they flow through a canyon. The trail is largely forested, which blocks many views of the surrounding area; however, the woodland atmosphere is relaxing, and the portions of the trail close to the river will provide some magical scenery. Bears are known to frequent this area, so make sure to bring bear spray along for this hike.

    Download the 10Adventures App

    View Thompson Falls on Map

    View Map

    Join our newsletter

    Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

    Route Description for Thompson Falls

    A day trip out to Thompson Falls is a great way to get out and explore some of the beautiful and rugged landscapes that can be found in the Golden area. The falls can be found just north of the city and near a scenic canyon along the Blaeberry River. Hikers should make sure to bring bear spray along for this hike as they are known to frequent the area around the trail.

    The route sets out from Blaeberry Road and heads into the thick forest along a parallel path to the river. As you make your way along the trail, you will be able to hear the sound of the rushing water and take in the relaxing atmosphere of the forested landscape. Although most of the route is made up of relatively easy to traverse terrain, hikers will have to navigate several steep sections along the trail. These are short-lived, and you will soon arrive at the powerful waters of the Thompson Falls. Take some time soaking in the majestic views of the rocky canyon and coursing river before heading back down the trail to return to your vehicle.

    Getting to the Thompson Falls Trailhead

    To get to the Thompson Falls trailhead from Golden, head north on BC-1 for 10.5 km and make a right onto Moberly Branch Road. After 2.2 km, make a left on Golden Donald Upper Road and head straight for 900 m. Continue onto Oberg Johnson Road and follow it for 1.7 km, where you will turn left on Moberly School Road. After 600 m, make a slight right on Blaeberry Road and follow it for 6.6 km. You will find the trailhead on the left at 600 m.

    Route Information

    • When to do


    • Backcountry Campsites


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage


    • Crowd Levels


    • Route Type

      Out and back

    Thompson Falls Elevation Graph

    Weather Forecast

    Check Area Weather

    Thompson Falls Reviews

    Add a comment

    You must be logged in to post a comment.

    Nearby Trails

    Nearby Regions

    Get travel inspiration and discounts

    Join our weekly travel newsletter