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Herald Provincial Park and Margaret Falls

South Shuswap
Distance: 0.5-3 km (vaious round trip)
Difficulty: Easy to More Difficult
Duration: 0.5-1.5 Hours
Trail Access / Features
Walk / Hike

Trail Notes / Current Conditions:

May 15, 2017 - Margaret Falls Trails is CLOSED

 

The Margaret Falls trails are destroyed, bridges are under water or totally taken right out, the trail is missing and the stream is unsafe.  The trail needs needs major repair and the BC Parks is working on funding.

 

May 17, 2017 If you use the upper loop trail that goes around the falls then hike with CAUTION and stay away from the banks as they are unstable.  Condition of the upper bridge is unkown.

Trail Description:

Views of Shuswap Lake, creek, waterfalls, forest, mosses. Lower trails are wheelchair accessible and appropriate for all ages.

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Access:

15 km west of Salmon Arm on Hwy. 1, or 14 km east from Sorrento, turn east onto Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Rd and travel 12 km. Park in Herald Provincial Park’s day use area on the right/south side of the road, or at the Margaret Falls parking lot on the left/north side. Trails are along Shuswap Lake in the park and to the waterfall over bridges and through a magical old growth forest in the moss covered Reinecker Gorge. To reach the upper trails, go east of the Margaret Falls parking lot on Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Rd just past the gravel bank, watching for the trail stairs on the left. Or go in reverse, west of the parking lot and begin at the yellow gate. The upper trail crosses Reinecker Creek on a bridge at the top of the falls and returns back to the road. The new extended Reinecker Creek trail system starts at the post on the east side just before the bridge.

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