Distance From Vancouver:
About 102 km - 65 km via Highway 99 North to Squamish Adventure
Centre, then keep driving straight on Highway 99 and turn left onto
Squamish Valley Road 9.6 km later, then drive for 23 km to Squamish
River FSR, and turn left onto Ashlu Main 1.2 km after that. Sigurd Creek
Trailhead is on the left side of the road 2.4 km after turning onto
The Falls itself. One good mountain view.
Of note: Remote wilderness
area. No cell phone signal. Several very steep sections. The waterfall
viewing area is very close to a steep drop off. Hiking
trekking poles are highly recommended.
Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Backroad Mapbook (2010 edition)
Coordinates: Page 21 (Phantom Lake)
The latest edition of Backroad Mapbook for this and other regions, as well as GPS maps, are available
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103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia
(2008 edition): hike #24 (Sigurd Creek).
Today we have visited Crooked Falls for the second time,
first being just over three years ago. This time the Falls were not
as impressive due to the smaller water volume, but we did descend to the
very bottom of the viewing area and got some neat shots of the waterfall
from the side.
1. For detailed instructions on how to reach the
trailhead, please see the
2011 Ashlu Main
report. This time, we are going to post some other photos. This is
Howe Sound, as seen from Highway 99 Sea-to-Sky between West Vancouver
and Lions Bay.
Howe Sound Seen from BC Highway 99 Sea-to-Sky
2. One of the highway exits in Lions Bay. The speed
limit between West Vancouver and Squamish is 90 km/h, with several 60
km/h sections in populated areas.
BC Highway 99 North Sea-to-Sky Lions Bay Avenue Exit
3. Here the road goes through a cut in a mountain.
Stawamus Chief Mountain seen from Highway 99 Sea-to-Sky British Columbia
5. There was a lot of traffic enforcement this Monday, which was right
after the Squamish Music Festival weekend. The motorcycle officer you
see the left side, as well as two of his colleagues slightly behind,
were about to pull over a Jeep slightly visible about 100 metres ahead.
RCMP Motorcycle Officer BC Highway 99 Sea-to-Sky
6. Approaching Squamish. Mount Garibaldi on the
Mount Garibaldi Seen from Highway 99 near Squamish British Columbia
7. And now we are about to enter Squamish River Forest
The Beginning of Squamish River Forest Service Road BC Canada
8. 1.2 kilometers later, we have turned left and are
crossing Squamish River on a bridge which marks the beginning of Ashlu
Start of Squamish River Ashlu-Main FSR
9. And now we are already hiking the trail to Crooked
Falls. This is one of the few places to get a good mountain view, as
otherwise you would be walking through a forest.
Mountain View Crooked Falls Trail Near Squamish BC Canada
10. Close-up of the mountain.
Mountain View Crooked Falls Trail BC Canada
11. Looking to the right.
View from Crooked Falls Trail BC Canada
12. About an hour and twenty minutes after starting
the hike, you would reach this split. To the left is a ten minute hike
to Crooked Falls. To the right is multi-hours strenuous hike to Sigurd
Crooked Falls - Crooked Peak Trail Split
13. Crooked Falls.
Coordinates N 49'53'853 W
123'19'386. Not as big a water volume as three years ago, but still
quite impressive, especially since you are standing right in front of
Crooked Falls British Columbia Canada
14. Looking to the left.
Crooked Falls BC Canada
15. More to the left.
Here is our video of the full view of Crooked Falls:
16. There is also an opportunity to descend on the right side to the
very bottom of the observation area. It wasn't dangerous this time,
though if the volume of water would be larger, things might get more
complicated. Here we are descending to the bottom, which
allows to observe the waterfall from the side, and are about midway in
Crooked Falls Side View
17. Closer to the bottom.
Side View of Crooked Falls BC Canada
18. At the very bottom of the observation area.
Photo of the View from the Bottom of Crooked Falls
Here is our video of the side view of Crooked Falls: