• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Yoga, Swimming, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    0.2 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    98.4 Feet

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Swimming Hole

Hixon Falls is a 100 foot cascading waterfall with a great swimming hole. Hixon Creek is named after a 19th century prospector (Joseph Foster Hixon) who found gold on the banks of the creek!

The 100 foot Hixon Falls cascades into a deep pool, and then flows down into two more deep pools.  The walk to Hixon Falls is short and easy, but once you are at the big rock there is a not so sturdy 2x4 piece of wood used as a make shift bridge to get closer to the falls. Be very careful crossing it as it's ultra slippery. 100% worth the scary shuffle to the other side. Once across you can get a better view of the falls and if you are brave enough you can climb up a rock ledge to see the deep pool. The rock ledge is barely a foot wide and not easy if you have ankle problems or a fear of heights. Use extra caution and hold onto the rocks when you can. In the months of June, July and August downstream of Hixon Falls is used as a swimming hole. So if you are planning on going during those months pack a bathing suit and a towel! 

Directions:

To get to Hixon Falls from Prince George BC, head South on Highway 97, for 40 minutes, until you get to the small town of Hixon. You will cross a bridge and then there will be a road a few hundred metres to the left named Hixon Creek Road with a sign saying "Hixon Falls and Hixon Chutes". Continue on that road, which turns into gravel, staying left the whole time for about 4km (2.4mi). The second parking area to the left is the parking area for Hixon Falls, the first one is for the Hixon Chutes. As long as you stay to the left all the way down the road you can't go to far since the road ends at the Hixon Falls trail head.

Google Maps Coordinates of Trail Head

Pack List

  • Camera, Tripod and GoPro
  • Water bottle
  • Swimming gear if it is summer time
  • Lunch/Snack
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These falls are beautiful. The hike isn't too long and in the summer time it's a great swimming hole. Cliff jumping was definitely a highlight :)

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

From, the parking lot there is another road and it's a bit of a tough road so we just walked up but you can easily walk up to get to the top of the falls you'll see the river from the top. We then crossed some large rocks to find the trail that leads to the top of the falls. It's neat up there you don't have the best best view but it's pretty neat regardless. Careful in the rainy days it's slippery and steep.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

This place is a beautiful spot to photograph or just hang out for a morning or afternoon and relax. Well worth the short drive off of the highway.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Kaila Walton Explorer

I grew up on Denman Island BC, Canada and now I am currently based in Prince George. I love hiking, photography and road trips. I'm also a huge waterfall junkie.

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