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Syphon Falls & Gayle Creek Loop

Salmon Arm & Area
Distance: 3.5 km (various)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Duration: 20 minutes (one way to falls); 30-45 mins (Gayle Cr. Loop)
Trail Access / Features
Walk / Hike Snow Shoeing

Trail Description:

A short walk to pretty falls nestled in the forest that can be combined with the new Gayle Creek loop. A popular local climbing area.

The trail starts as an old skid track at the top of the small parking area, winding up to the right and entering the forest where it becomes a foot trail crossing a low deck accross Gayle Creek. At the trail junction on the other side, turn left following the creek west up to the falls. 
The trail from the Syphon Falls junction to the right/east follows Gayle Creek accross 56st St NW to a second deck crossing on the right/south, where the trail travels back out to 40th Ave NW. From here, follow the road watching for the next trail post directly ahead. A short walk brings you through to 60th St NW. Turn right on 60th and walk the road back to the parking area.
You can combine the short side trip to Syphon Falls with this longer loop for a short, pleasant morning or afternoon walk.

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Traveling west of Salmon Arm on Hwy 1, turn left/west just past the Welcome Sign onto 1st Ave. SW. Wind up the hill where the road becomes 50th St. NW and continue north to 40th Ave NW, where you turn left/west and drive past the Glen Eden Firehall (on your right). Drive up the hill around the bend, and turn left on 60th St. NW. The trailhead parking area is the second entrance on the right.

Access Map: Google Maps (Continue straight and the parking lot is on the left about 200m)


Do not climb above the falls. It is sensitive wetland habitat, and very dangerous. There have been numerous injuries.


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