Location: Northeastern British Columbia, approximately 65 kilometers Southeast of Tumbler Ridge.
easy trail, beautiful waterfall, very few flies.
Of note: Unbarricaded
drop-offs, steep (though short) trail to the bottom of the falls (should
you choose to go there).
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44 (Tumbler Ridge) C4.
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Nesbitt's Knee Falls is a pretty small waterfall which
would make a great side trip en route to Kinuseo Falls, or would make a
good destination by itself. For directions on getting to the Nesbitt's
Knee Falls trailhead, which is located off Murray River Forest Service
Road in the vicinity of Tumbler Ridge, please see our
and Barbour Falls trip
1. We start at the split on Barbour Creek Road. This
is the same photo as photo #4 of the
Barbour Falls trip report.
Going right at the split would lead to Barbour Falls trailhead. Going
left would lead to Nesbitt's Knee Falls trailhead in 3.7 kilometers.
Barbour Creek Road British Columbia Canada
2. We took the road on the left, and 3.7 kilometers
later arrived to Nesbitt's Knee Falls trailhead.
Nesbitt's Knee Falls Trailhead
3. The path to the falls viewpoint is short and, aside
from the initial climb pictured below, very easy.
Nesbitt's Knee Falls Trail BC Canada
4. After that short climb, it's like a walk in the
Nesbitt's Knee Falls Trail British Columbia
5. Ten minutes after the start of the hike, Nesbitt's
Knee Falls appears in the distance.
Nesbitt's Knee Falls BC Canada
6. Zooming in.
Nesbitt's Knee Falls British Columbia
7. An information sign shows the falls in the winter.
Photo of Nesbitt's Knee Falls in Winter
8. If you do not feel like descending down a steep
path to the bottom of the waterfall, this could be a final destination
of a very short hike. But, if you are equipped to tackle the terrain,
getting to the bottom of Nesbitt's Knee Falls is a great experience.
Here is a split where going left would lead to the top of the falls and
the canyon view, and going right would get you to the bottom of the
Path to the Bottom of Nesbitt's Knee Falls
9. The ropes are there to assist you.
Rope on the path to the bottom of Nesbitt's Knee Falls
10. Your reward.
Nesbitt's Knee Falls View From the Bottom
Here is Our Video of Nesbitt's Knee Falls:
11. Nesbitt's Knee Falls looks great from the side
Nesbitt's Knee Falls British Columbia Canada
12. One of the best small waterfalls we have seen.
Nesbitt's Knee Falls BC Canada
Here is Our Video of the Side View of Nesbitt's Knee Falls:
13. We then returned to the split seen on photo #8,
and are now taking the path on the left to the top of the waterfall.
Follow the signs with arrows, as the path briefly leaves the woods onto
an old forest service road, before re-entering the woods within a
Path to the top of Nesbitt's Knee Falls
14. Takes about five minutes to get there. First, the
creek, which, in a few brief seconds, becomes a waterfall.
Creek forming Nesbitt's Knee Falls
15. Now, the observation point.
It's a dangerous area. Photos 16 and 17 were taken as we were
laying on the stomach on the stone seen below and stretched the arm with
the camera as far forward as we could. There are huge drop-offs to the
left and to the right of this stone, and its tilted towards the canyon
below, so watch out.
16. The canyon.
17. The waterfall.
Nesbitt's Knee Falls
18. While going back towards the split, found a good
view of the falls which does not require any stomach crawling. There is
a less obvious path by the forest service road which does not require
walking on the road itself, and from that less obvious pass you can see
the view on the photo below.
Photo of Nesbitt's Knee Falls BC Canada
19. Another information sign shows how much this
waterfall gets transformed after a flood.
While not one of the highest or one of the more powerful
waterfalls in British Columbia, Nesbitt's Knee Falls is sure one of the
most beautiful and easily accessible, and, as such, comes highly