Begbie Falls Trail

Rating: 3 stars.

Use: Hiking.

Difficulty: Easy.

Distance: 1 km return to the falls.

Description: This is the Begbie Falls Trail, not to be confused with the Mount Begbie Summit Trail. There are actually a lot of trails in this compact area. Have a look at the PDF below to make sense of it all. Some of the trails are used for mountain biking, some are used to access the Begbie Bluffs Climbing area. This description will guide you to the actual Begbie Falls. This short trail leads down to a fantastic viewpoint overlooking the falls. Additionally the trail leads to a beach at the mouth of Begbie Creek. Just above the beach there is a tent pad, picnic table and fire pit for camping. A nice outing. 

Unfortunately there has been a ton of fresh logging in this area. There is a long history to this story. It still boggles my mind how such logging can still take place so close to town in such a high use recreational area. Anyways, the falls themselves were spared. 

Directions: Drive south on Highway 23. Turn left onto Mount Begbie Road and follow it until its end. The last two kilometres are dirt. Here the road is a little bit rough but still doable in a ‘higher’ clearance two wheel drive. Park in the lot and follow the trail leading downhill. The uphill trail just before the parking lot will lead you back to the Begbie Bluffs climbing area and eventually Highway 23. 

Trailhead GPS:

  1. Mount Begbie Road: N50 58.993 W118 13.538
  2. Begbie Falls Trailhead: N50 55.954 W118 11.488

Useful Maps:

Begbie Falls Trails BaseCamp PDF

Begbie Creek Trails Map PDF

Begbie Falls. Ben Wilkey Collection.
Begbie Falls. Ben Wilkey Collection.
Begbie Falls. Ben Wilkey Collection.
Begbie Falls. Ben Wilkey Collection.
Throwing rocks at the beach Begbie Falls. Ben Wilkey Collection.
Throwing rocks at the beach Begbie Falls. Ben Wilkey Collection.

 

2 thoughts on “Begbie Falls Trail

  1. Our grandchildren are coming from Red Deer and want to see the falls- can they drive right down or do they have to hike? Looks like a great site.

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