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Exploring Myra Falls

Comox-Strathcona D, British Columbia

5.0/5
based on 3 reviews

Details

Distance

0.6 miles

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Jake Harris

Take a short walk to a 75 metre cascading waterfall and take in beautiful views of Buttle Lake. The falls can be slippery, so watch your step!

These beautiful falls are just a short and easy 500 metre stroll from the parking lot, making this one of the more family-friendly hikes in the area. Located at the end of the trail are the 75 metre cascading falls and spectacular views of Buttle Lake.

Located approximately 1 1/2 hours north of the Comox Valley, the trailhead starts at the south end of Buttle Lake along the Westmin Road. At the beginning of the trail is a clearly marked sign describing the history of the falls and surrounding park. The trail starts down a gently sloped, wide gravel path and eventually transitions to a winding trail through a lush forest. After following the forest trail for 10 minutes you come to a fork which directs you to two different sections of the falls. The trail on the left takes you to a small viewing platform while the right ends at large flat rocks alongside the river, providing an area to enjoy lunch while taking in the sounds and sites of the falls. It is best to avoid swimming, even though it is very tempting, as the under-current can be very strong and a large waterfall is located just 10 feet farther down the river.

A great place to grab some snacks before your trip to Myra Falls is a small local store called Steiner Bakery, located in Campbell River approximately 45 minutes from the trailhead.

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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
River
Waterfall

Reviews

Great day trip! Started with the Upper hike and then explored the lower falls and both were very enjoyable! Get a good sweat on the upper and then cool off and rinse off in the lower. Head further down to where the river meets the lake and feel the different water temperatures. Also a cool view from Westmin Road of the falls from far away in it’s entirety!

Awesome little spot with a great view. And the drive is just as great. Well worth the time to drive out there

This place is amazing and spectacular. Went with friends early this morning and it was worth the long day and early wake up call. Beautiful waterfall. Beautiful lake. Beautiful area. And an awesome place to take all kinds of sweet photos.

Looks like a beautiful spot, would love to take a picnic and spend the afternoon here!

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