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    China Creek Falls Hike

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    2.7 km
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    55 m
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    The China Creek Falls Hike is a short 2.7 km out-and-back route that will take you through a charming stretch of forest to reach the site of a gushing waterfall. Although trails here are well-maintained, they can become a bit wet and muddy during the spring/autumn season, requiring good hiking footwear to keep your feet dry on the trail. A great family-friendly route, the serene setting around the falls is a fantastic place to set up for a picnic on the weekend.

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    Route Description for China Creek Falls Hike

    While it may only be a short adventure, the ultimate payoff of reaching the picturesque China Creek Falls is more than enough of a reward to make this a popular hike in the Port Alberni area. Setting out from the trailhead, you will initially follow the trail south through the forest before it bends to the east along the waters of China Creek. After walking along the edge of the water, you will eventually arrive at the scenic location of the falls. Take some time to explore the area around the falls and serene pool below before heading back along the trail to return to your vehicle.

    Getting to the China Creek Falls Hike Trailhead

    To reach the parking area for the China Creek Falls Trail from Port Alberni, drive south along 3rd Avenue for 1.2 km and turn left onto Ship Creek Road. Continue on for 1.4 km, and keep straight onto Franklin River Road, following it for the next 6.1 km. You will find the trailhead on the left.

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      Out and back

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