Trip 124 - May 22, 2017 (Monday)

Quality Falls Trail Hike

Near Tumbler Ridge BC


Location:
Northeastern British Columbia. Near Hwy 52 about 105 km South of Dawson Creek, and 13 km North of Tumbler Ridge.

Liked: The waterfall, short and easy trail.

Of note: The trail is popular.

Northern BC Backroad Mapbook (3rd edition) Approximate Trailhead Coordinates: Page 44 (Tumbler Ridge) D1. The latest edition of Backroad Mapbook for this and other regions, as well as GPS maps, are available at BackroadMapbooks.com.

Other trips in Tumbler Ridge Area: Quality Canyon Trail Hike, Murray Canyon Overlook Trail Hike, Bootski Lake Trail Hike, Mount Clifford Trail Hike, Cowmoose Mountain Trail Hike, Windfall Lake Trail Hike, Stone Corral Trail Hike, Monkman Falls, Bergeron Cliffs Trail Hike, Bergeron Falls, Nesbitt's Knee Falls, Barbour Falls, Babcock Falls, Shipyard & Titanic Trail Hike, Boulder Gardens Route Hike, Town of Tumbler Ridge, Tepee Falls, Kinuseo Falls.

Quality Falls trail is short and easy, and leads to a small but fairly neat waterfall. As the parking area for the trailhead is right by Highway 52, and the trail can be tackled by just about anyone, expect not to be alone during your visit to Quality Falls.

1. We are Southbound on Highway 52 after hiking Murray Canyon Overlook trail, with likely the same wind turbines on the side of the highway as we have seen in the distance during the Murray Canyon Overlook hike.


BC Highway 52 near Tumbler Ridge British Columbia Canada

2. Approaching Quality Falls parking area.


BC Highway 52 by the town of Tumbler Ridge

3. Here is the turnoff. It's 21.8 km past the turnoff from Highway 52 to Murray Canyon Overlook trailhead. Coordinates: N 5509320 W 12056392.


BC Highway 52 at Qualify Falls Trail parking turnoff

4. The parking lot is right there.


Parking lot for Quality Falls trail by Tumbler Ridge British Columbia

5. Information board offers information on the trail and some birds.


Quality Falls Trail information board

6. Quality Falls trail infographic.


Quality Falls Trail infographic

7. Here is the trailhead.


Quality Falls trailhead near Tumbler Ridge British Columbia Canada

8. It's a nice and easy walk in the forest.


Quality Falls trail Northeastern British Columbia Canada

9. It takes all of 20 minutes to get to the waterfall viewing area, right after you descend down these steps.


Quality Falls Trail near Tumbler Ridge BC Canada

10. And here is the viewing area, featuring a table and several fine information signs.


Quality Falls trail viewing area

11. Quality Falls. Not the prettiest waterfall in the Tumbler Ridge area, but, likely, the easiest to get to.


Quality Falls near Tumbler Ridge BC Canada

12. Interesting facts.


Quality Creek information board near Tumbler Ridge British Columbia

13. The path then continues to the bottom of the falls.


Quality Falls trail near Tumbler Ridge BC Canada

14. It's a neat path indeed.


Quality Falls Trail Northeastern British Columbia

15. Quality Falls looks much better now.


Quality Falls near Tumbler Ridge BC

16. View from the large stone seen on the photo above.


Quality Falls

17. The round trip stats from the hike.

If you are driving on Highway 52 and have an hour to spare, a visit to Quality Falls is certainly recommended.


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