Hike to Muskeg Falls in Grande Cache

1.2 Miles Round Trip - -262.5 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Muskeg Falls Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Anson Tangen

Muskeg Falls is Grande Cache's most stunning waterfall, falling at around 12 meters.

Directions: Drive about 17km south of Grande Cache on Highway 40 and turn at the first rest stop on the left hand side of the road. There is one sign attached to a power pole that says Muskeg Falls.

The first 500 meters into the trail is an easy walk through the dense alpine forest. It soon comes to a fork. Going left takes you on a long path down the 80 meter cliff of the valley, it is the easiest path if you are planning on going down to the lower viewpoint of the falls. The falls are upstream of the Muskeg River. You must also cross the river multiple times and scale the side of a rock, but it is worth it, as it is an absolutely gorgeous view of the 12 meter falls. Going right at the fork will bring you to another split in the path.

Going left is an extremely steep path down the side of the valley and going right will bring you to the upper viewpoint of the falls. It gives you kind of a vertical overview of them. The trail is about 1 kilometer one way, 2 kilometers round trip (around 30-45 minutes). But if you go down to the falls it will take you a solid 1hr & 30m to 2hrs.

*Use extreme caution when taking the path down to the falls, as there are sudden drop offs and steep cliffs!* 

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Chillin
Fishing
Photography
Hiking
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

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1.2 Miles
-262.5 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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50409 Alberta 16, Canada

Hinton / Jasper KOA

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Muskeg falls

It’s a nice hike a bit steep once near the falls maybe 10-15min walk in.