Upper Myra Falls

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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2-2.5h
Distance
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7.9 km
Elevation
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152 m
User Ratings
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Overall Rating
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9.9
Physical Difficulty
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Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Technical Difficulty
This is the average user-submitted rating on the technical difficulty of this route. In general, green is beginner, blue is intermediate, black is advanced/most difficult and double-black is expert-only. It is recommended that users build up to black and double-black routes.
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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Panorama of the Upper Myra Falls hike in Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island

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.

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Route Description for Upper Myra Falls

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 1.0 km 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 23 m 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 for Upper Myra Falls

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

Getting to the Upper Myra Falls Trailhead

From Campbell River head west along High 28 for just under 50.0 km. 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 38.0 km 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.

Route Information

  • 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

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