This beautiful waterfall and suspension bridge is a real gem in the Fraser Valley!
This short hike is only 1km round trip and located in De Roche, British Columbia! There is a map in the parking lot that clearly displays the route to the suspension bridge and this gorgeous 30-metre waterfall.
Due to Covid-19 they have asked that people return to the parking lot via the gravel service road instead of going back down the stairs and there are signs posted along the trail.
From the parking lot, you head straight up the path and follow the signs until you get to the first set of stairs.
It is only a short walk to the suspension bridge and it is a fairly easy walk at that.
Clear water, amazing waterfall and beautiful scenery. There are two viewing platforms you can stand on and have a great view from either side of the suspension bridge.
The second viewing platform is a bit closer to the waterfall offering a close-up view and often a gentle mist from the waterfall to cool you off as well!
If you are in the Fraser Valley and have not been to Cascade Falls, I highly recommend making the trip, though weekends will be busy as it is such a popular place! There is also a picnic area down by the creek so pack a lunch and make a day of it!
Cascade Falls is one of the most accessible waterfalls in the lower mainland. A short hike often offers a false sense of security and there have been many Search and Rescue calls to this area to rescue people from the bottom of the falls.
Also the spray from the waterfall makes nearby surfaces such as rocks and wood very slippery, so it is important you stay on the trail. Always use caution and abide by the signs posted. Sometimes a beautiful forest can be full of hidden dangers, especially if you are in an unfamiliar area.
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Until next time, Take a backroad, not the highway.