Upper Myra Falls

Strathcona
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Upper Myra Falls

Distance: 7.9km
Elevation: 152m
Time: 2-3h

Difficulty Rating:

The hike to Upper Myra Falls is a stunning, family-friendly hike in Strathcona Provincial Park. This hike takes you through impressive old growth forest to the beautiful Upper Myra Waterfall. The trail is well maintained and is never too steep, perfect for the whole family.

Getting there

From Campbell River head west along High 28 for just under 50.0km. Just as you reach Buttle Lake you will come to a junction where you will continue strait following signs for the Westin Mine. Follow this road for 38.0km until you enter the mine area. Continue on the gravel road as it passes through the operational mine, following signs with a little Hiker icon to the parking lot.

About

When to do

Year Round

Backcountry Campsites

No

Toilets

At trailhead

Family friendly

Yes

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

Low to Moderate

Route Type

Out and back


Elevation


Detailed Description

From the parking lot, has a pit toilet and a map outlining the various routes, head across the road and begin walking along the gated dirt road. Within a few metres you will pass the trailhead for Arnica Creek, however you will continue on for a little ways further.

After around a 1.0km of hiking you will see the signed path for the Upper Myra Falls trail on your right. Turn onto the trail and begin to hike up the mild elevation gain towards Upper Myra Falls.

The well-maintained trail switchbacks gently up the hillside, through beautiful old growth trees and the classic Vancouver Island mossy underbrush.

The trail will level out as you traverse to the west, gently undulating up and down. After a while of hiking you will finally come to the Upper Myra Falls viewpoint, a small wooden platform with the stunning scene of the raging 23m waterfall plummeting into the deep blue basin.

After enjoying the stunning Upper Myra Falls, turn around and hike back the way you came.

Insider Hints

  • Come in the spring to see the falls raging at their strongest!

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