Goldstream Trestle Hike
Goldstream Trestle Hike

Goldstream Trestle hike

Victoria
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Goldstream Trestle hike

Distance: 2.2mi
Elevation: 476ft
Time: 1-1.5h

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The Goldstream Trestle hike is a pleasant family-friendly hike in Goldstream Provincial Park. It has you traversing through an underground tunnel, along creek beds and boardwalks until you reach Victoria's Niagara Falls, cascading down a carpet of flora, and later on, the photo-worthy trestle. Do avoid going on the trestle, though!

Goldstream Trestle hike Map

Getting there

Head to the Golden Falls Parking Lot off Malahat Drive in Goldstream Provincial Park.

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When to do

All year long

Backcountry Campsites

No

Pets allowed

Yes - On Leash

Family friendly

Yes

Route Signage

Poor

Crowd Levels

High

Route Type

Out and back


Goldstream Trestle
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Route Description for Goldstream Trestle

While the Goldstream Trestle Hike is a family-friendly hike, do note that it has some steep parts, and it leads you to the ever-so dramatic trestle, which has no handrails and can be super dangerous to walk on. It’s advised to stay off of it.

However, this hike snakes along a variety of terrain. It leads to a collection of stunning views such as Victoria’s Niagara Falls and the old trestle, which sprawls across Niagara Creek Canyon.

Start the hike by walking to the left of the highway. Follow the signs guiding you to the visitor centre. Do not wander off of this trail, no matter how many junctions you come across. En route, you’ll cross a bridge before taking the tunnel on the left. The tunnel will take you across the highway. The path will then follow the creek bed until it reaches Niagara Falls. Take the trail on the left side until you get to the bottom of breathtaking falls.

Then, retrace your steps back to the highway—it only takes a few minutes—and take the flat trail on the side of the road heading south. Eventually, you’ll reach a blue arrow directing you to the left. Follow the arrow. When you get to the chain-linked fence, continue left. The path takes you to a bridge that crosses Niagara Creek and above the cascading waterfall.

After viewing the waterfall, continue ascending until you reach a junction. Don’t follow the blue arrow. Keep going straight. After a few more minutes of walking, you’ll reach the historic trestle. Return the same way you came.

Insider Hints

  • There are picnic tables, firepits, and bathrooms by the parking lots dotting this park.

  • Torrential downpour may prevent you from walking the underground tunnel, but you can always park on the opposite side of the highway in a gravel lot.

  • Avoid going on the trestle!

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frankie mccartney 2 years ago

We were able to do this hike in solid 2 hours. We enjoyed walking through the forest and the tunnel. It was a magnificent experience.

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Amethyst S. 2 years ago

Amazing walk. The scenic view of the iconic falls looks stunning. The trail was also noteworthy.

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Jessica G. 3 years ago

Very easy! There are nice photo opportunities near the bridge. Hope you don't miss it!

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Rixy H. 3 years ago

it's more impressive compared to pictures online when the water is flowing smoothly..great place!

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Molly Pineda 3 years ago

We're lucky enough to do this hike on a beautiful sunny day with lots of colorful leaf litter. We saw a bald eagle flying overhead too! Well worth the visit.

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Jude L. 3 years ago

Try to go early to avoid the heat and the crowd! Wishing they could keep the area clean whenever they visit. Most people are not responsible enough.

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Kenzie Q. 3 years ago

Great hike to take phenomenal shots of Niagra. Lots of beautiful photo opportunities along the way.

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bigheartwanders 3 years ago

Jaw-dropping views of the falls. I will definitely do this again.

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JoeyQ 3 years ago

It felt great to see the famous Niagra falls, but the luscious greeneries were such a wonderful sight. I enjoyed the short trek more than I expected.

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aeropanda 3 years ago

Perfect stop off to take in the scenery and check out the lake and waterfall. Bears are often spotted lately...be alert and ready!

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