Distance From Vancouver:
About 102 km - 65 km via Highway 1 West and Highway 99 (Sea-to-Sky) 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.
area. No cell phone signal. Several very steep sections. The waterfall
viewing area is very close to a steep drop-off. Hiking
boots and poles are highly recommended.
Today we have visited Crooked Falls for the second time,
first being just over three years ago. This time, the waterfall 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 Crooked Falls
from the side.
1. For detailed instructions on how to reach the
trailhead, check out our
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 North 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.
Highway 99 Sea-to-Sky British Columbia Canada
4. The Stawamus Chief appears on the horizon (a great hike).
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 on the left side, as well as two of his colleagues slightly behind,
were about to pull over a Jeep somewhat 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
13. Crooked Falls.
Coordinates: N 49⁰53.853' W
Not as big a water volume as three years ago, but still quite
impressive, especially since the observation area is right in front of
the waterfall. Watch out for a steep unbarricaded drop-off.
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.
However, 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: