Flood Falls Near Hope Is An Easy Hike For An Impressive Waterfall

Last Updated on October 20, 2020

BC has recently moved into Phase 3. We are now able to travel around the province for non-essential reasons. With the upswing of British Columbians adventuring around the Province, we have seen a lot of posts about a waterfall called Flood Falls, near Hope. We could not believe we did not know about this waterfall before now. Flood Falls is somehow still widely unknown!

Flood Falls (also known as the Flood-Hope Falls) is a two-hour drive from Vancouver, so we also paired the waterfall adventure with continuing on down the road to the historic Alexandra bridge, before turning around to adventure home. Another great addition we would recommend adding if you plan to be adventuring all day around the area of Hope, is the Othello Tunnels.

We love hikes through lush green forests with moss covered trees. A heavily forested trail, with the stream flowing from the falls right past the beginning of the trail, makes it a peaceful and cool hike even on the hottest day. The sound of rushing water is one of the most calming sounds to me, so being able to listen to it as we hiked to the falls was music to my ears. We have also heard that in winter the falls can completely freeze and is a popular spot for ice-climbers. Try to visit in the spring as by the end of the summer, the falls can potentially slow to a trickle.

If you have kids, this is a great hike option as it only takes about thirty minutes to reach the falls. It is a short 1km hike with a great reward. Flood Falls is seriously impressive! If you’re driving through Hope, the short hike also would be a great way to get some fresh air and stretch your legs for a driving break.

While you are walking through the forest, keep an eye out for contributions from local artists. We found some masks in the trees along the way. The kids loved spotting the masks. We even found a boot nailed to a tree, but are unsure if that was just randomly added by someone.

Take a look at how grand this easily accessible waterfall is:

The trail Hiking to Flood Falls

The trail Hiking to Flood Falls

Related Story – The Historical and Magical Othello Tunnels

The trail Hiking to Flood Falls

The trail hiking to Flood Falls in Hope, BC

The trail hiking to Flood Falls in Hope, BC

Shoe nailed to a tree on the trail hiking to Flood Falls in Hope, BC
A boot nailed to a tree? Interesting.
Wooden face nailed to a tree on the trail hiking to Flood Falls in Hope, BC
This one made the kids giggle.
Little boy enjoying nature on the trail hiking to Flood Falls in Hope, BC
I love that my kids genuinely love being out in nature.

A slug on the trail hiking to Flood Falls in Hope, BC

Nature sights on the trail hiking to Flood Falls in Hope, BC

The trail hiking to Flood Falls in Hope, BC

Kids hiking the trail hiking to Flood Falls in Hope, BC

The trail hiking to Flood Falls in Hope, BC

Kids hiking the trail to Flood Falls in Hope, BC

Little boy hiking to Flood Falls in Hope, BC

The trail hiking to Flood Falls in Hope, BC

Nature along The trail hiking to Flood Falls in Hope, BC

Tree views on the trail to Flood Falls in Hope, BC

Flood Falls in Hope, BC

Flood Falls in Hope, BC

Kids at Flood Falls in Hope, BC

Lady looking at Flood Falls in Hope, BC

Lady in front of Flood Falls in Hope, BC

Flood Falls in Hope, BC

 

What are some great sights you have found around your home while having to socially distance?