On our way back to Kelowna from our fall getaway to Whistler, BC chasing waterfalls, we had to stop at Mamquam Falls in Squamish, British Columbia. An easy out-and-back trail, it’s one of the several easy trails you can find in the area, making it an attractive spot to visit for casual hikers, walkers, and visitors alike.
Welcome to Mamquam Falls in Squamish, BC
Like most other hiking trails around, Mamquam Falls allows dogs, as long as they are on a leash. It’s great news, especially for dog owners who would prefer to run the trail with their pets.
Viewing Mamquam Falls
The Mamquam Falls trail has a length of 1.9km and an elevation gain of 65m. It’s easy enough to take during a leisurely walk, and even with kids too! Be sure to mind the steep drop-offs, especially if you venture further than the viewing area.
Of course, the biggest draw of the area is the stunning view of Mamquam Falls itself, but the trail offers a peaceful stroll through a lush forest.
You will want to take the path that looks more like a road beyond the gate vs the trail on the left. There is a shortcut on your right a little way down the road, but otherwise, you can keep going until you see the river. Once you hit the river, you continue along the trail to your right.
This is what the shortcut to the trail looks like:
Kayaking Mamquam Falls
This area is popular among seriously skilled kayakers depending on the water levels. As we said earlier, the gate down to the river is locked, and you can get a key if you plan to paddle from Valhalla Pure in Squamish. BC Whitewater is advocating to secure continued access to these iconic falls for Kayakers. Checkout their amazing Instagram feed for some spectacular whitewater inspiration!