Elk Falls Provincial Park
Elk Falls Provincial Park
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A popular destination family campground on Vancouver Island! Explore the incredible camping, hiking, biking, and fishing opportunities this region has to offer. Be sure to check out the new suspension bridge! Park visitors to Elk Falls will enjoy the extensive forest trail network and the hiking and biking opportunities available. Impressive waterfalls serve as a beautiful backdrop while hiking through coastal forests. Minutes from the main campground, visitors can explore the impressive new suspension bridge. Access to the bridge can be found off the Canyon View Trail. Adventurous park users will be awe-struck at the views found from this newly-built attraction! Firewood is available for sale from the Park Operator. Reservations are recommended during peak season, however last-minute campers may be able to find a spot in July and August. Reservations for this park are accepted for arrival dates from mid-May – Labour Day. Elk Falls is open year-round (Winter Camping $11/night).
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  • Mausie
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom422 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit for half a day
    We visited on a glorious sunny day. Parking is free. There are several trails at varying lengths to take and we really enjoyed walking around. The bridge is pretty impressive as are the falls but some are closed off due to maintenance work currently, would recommend visiting here. And it is free
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 18, 2023
  • TripletA
    Seattle, Washington140 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to see a lot in a short time
    The three mile loop taking in Elk Falls, the suspension bridge, then Deer Falls is a great way to break up a long drive along the island. Conveniently close to the major highway, the forest is beautiful and so are the falls. Almost no elevation change if that's a concern. The main issue for me is that the metal stairs and suspension bridge are incredibly slippery when it's raining. My hiking boots have great grips for mud and dirt, but there was no grip at all to be had on the wet steel. Hang onto those railings tights as you go down! There is currently major construction work taking place involving the nearby dam, so it's not quite as scenic and peaceful in parts as it might otherwise be, but there are really only a couple of very short stretches where it's intrusive.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written April 22, 2024
  • Carol W
    Camas, Washington24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t go to Campbell River without seeing Elk Falls!
    It was a great hike through beautiful old growth forests, much of it on boardwalks or well kept trails. The view of the falls from the suspension bridge was breathtaking, and loud! The bridge is quite new and very very safe.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 1, 2024
  • Sue P
    Phoenix, Arizona148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must See
    This is a lovely park with a moderately easy trail. It is easy to ignore the construction improvements on the hydro as everything is fenced off. The falls have great observation decks and the suspension bridge is fun to cross. Great explanation of the area’s history.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 3, 2024
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Sue P
Phoenix, AZ148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This is a lovely park with a moderately easy trail. It is easy to ignore the construction improvements on the hydro as everything is fenced off. The falls have great observation decks and the suspension bridge is fun to cross. Great explanation of the area’s history.
Written July 3, 2024
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Carol W
Camas, WA24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
It was a great hike through beautiful old growth forests, much of it on boardwalks or well kept trails. The view of the falls from the suspension bridge was breathtaking, and loud! The bridge is quite new and very very safe.
Written July 1, 2024
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TripletA
Seattle, WA140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The three mile loop taking in Elk Falls, the suspension bridge, then Deer Falls is a great way to break up a long drive along the island. Conveniently close to the major highway, the forest is beautiful and so are the falls. Almost no elevation change if that's a concern.
The main issue for me is that the metal stairs and suspension bridge are incredibly slippery when it's raining. My hiking boots have great grips for mud and dirt, but there was no grip at all to be had on the wet steel. Hang onto those railings tights as you go down!
There is currently major construction work taking place involving the nearby dam, so it's not quite as scenic and peaceful in parts as it might otherwise be, but there are really only a couple of very short stretches where it's intrusive.
Written April 23, 2024
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Kristin
Kamloops, Canada124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Amazing place and hike. Easy trail system and very well marked out paths. Beautiful scenery and the falls were stunning. Definitely a great spot to stop and check out.
Written April 16, 2024
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Mausie
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK422 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We visited on a glorious sunny day. Parking is free. There are several trails at varying lengths to take and we really enjoyed walking around. The bridge is pretty impressive as are the falls but some are closed off due to maintenance work currently, would recommend visiting here. And it is free
Written September 18, 2023
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Generalpatten99
Plymouth, UK24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Great views, nice walk. A number of different routes of different distances. Trails are well kept. No need for walking boots or back packs, just take some spare water.
Written August 10, 2023
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JudyB
Creston, Canada84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Very scenic, the suspension bridge and the up close experience of the falls were great. Great trails over to the other Falls
Written June 25, 2023
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dagcoin
Brush Prairie, WA927 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Amazing trail system that gets you access to a nice swinging bridge along with a cool water fall. Trail is easy but you will have a little climbing to do. Lots of parking with pit toilets. There is also the millennium trail that will take you down the river for a lot of miles. Be mindful on which trail you are on.
Written June 24, 2023
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rlmptl
Lloydminster, Canada1,209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
this was a great stop after a lot of driving and not to far and easy to find from Campbell river. We hiked to the fall its about 2 km there a back some of it is easy and would be wheel chair accessibly some of it is not especially if you are wanting to get down to the suspension bridge and get a good look at the falls. We got lost on the trails a couple of times its easy to get turned around. I was very winded from the up and down trail but i am older too ...this is a must see and do
Written June 19, 2023
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Anonymous
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Take the time to visit and hike to the end of this trail. Simply beautiful. Don't forget your camera or simple just listen and enjoy.
Written October 27, 2022
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