Hike to the Cutbank Twin Falls

Greenview No. 16, Alberta

4.3/5
based on 3 reviews

Details

Distance

3.1 miles

Elevation Gain

-40 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Anson Tangen

Adventure to one of the closest waterfalls to Grande Prairie!

Directions: From Grande Prairie, drive about 50 minutes south on Highway 40. There is a ditch and an industrial road just off the side of the Highway, about 2 kilometers after the bridge. The trail is right off of the Highway, accessible by the ditch.

Right before the bridge, that is crossing the Cutbank River, there is a food truck and a campground without a fee. There is also a network of ATV trails around the river and campground, as well as leading to the falls. If you are taking an ATV to the falls, be aware that the trail gets pretty steep and rutty. But other than that it is a very enjoyable trail. The first kilometer is flat ground, then another kilometer of descending the Cutbank valley, and about 500 meters of continuing along the trail close to the river. It winds down the valley and crosses a creek, eventually coming to a viewpoint on the edge of a cliff. Continuing along the trail from the viewpoint will bring you to the falls. They are a set of 2 waterfalls that drop around 2 meters each. At the falls, you can cliff jump along with go swimming, in the summer, when the water isn't freezing cold. You can also fish anywhere in the Cutbank River. There is Northern Pike, Walleye, and Bull Trout.

The trail is about 2.5 kilometers long one way, and around 5 kilometers round trip. Mosquitoes and other nasty insects can be annoying, mainly in the summer. 

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Features

Chillin
Fishing
Photography
Swimming
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Cliff Jumping
Swimming Hole

Reviews

Worth a few hours and the effort. In the spring you will need to find a log to cross the creek.

The trail was pretty rutted up at the beginning from ATVs. But when you started to decline into the valley it improved. Beautiful place to spend some time. I definitely would not go during or after rainfall due to mud and bugs. Will go again.

It’s tricky quadding in if your not experienced.

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