The hike to Crooked Falls is a scenic 1.5 hour drive from downtown Vancouver. The challenging 3km ascent (6km round trip) will take you past a scenic outlook of Squamish Valley then two stunning views of Crooked Falls. Plan about 3 hours for the trip.
- Difficulty: Short, but challenging ascent with rocky terrain and some high steep steps. Probably an intermediate hike. Definitely not a flip-flop or sandal wearing kind of hike.
- Round trip: 6km, 3 hours
- Season: April-November
- Camping: No
- Dog Friendly: Yes
- Toilets: None – I would suggest making a pit stop in Squamish or you’ll be going au natural. Although there’s enough vegetation if you need to make a stop along the hike.
- Parking: On the road near Sigurd Trail Head; be careful on the one way bridges on your way there.
For driving instructions and more information, visit: https://www.vancouvertrails.com/trails/crooked-falls/
A FEW MORE FRIENDLY TIPS
Getting to Crooked Falls: The trail head is actually Sigurd Trail. Coming from Vancouver, from Highway 99, you’ll take a left onto Squamish Valley Road. About 25 kilometers in, you’ll turn onto Ashlu Bridge which is the start of Ashlu Road. On Ashlu Road, you’ll cross 3 one way bridges before you hit the trail head.
This is the sign right before Ashlu Bridge:
Once on the trail, follow the orange markers for Sigurd Trail until you see this yellow sign and follow the path for Crooked Falls:
When you get to the lookout photographed below, it isn’t the end of the trial. Look to your left and keep climbing to get an even more spectacular view of the falls.
This is only part of the spectacular view from the second lookout:
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