Take a Hike to Nairn Falls in the Pemberton Valley
Staying in Pemberton and wondering what to do first? Why not take a hike up to Nairn Falls the number one Pemberton attraction according to Tripadvisor.
So what is Nairn Falls for those that don't know?
Nairn Falls is a double waterfall located just a few minutes drive outside of Pemberton. The waterfall is powered by the powerful Green River that runs from Whistler to Pemberton.
How long does it take to hike?
The Nairn Falls campground is located about a two minute drive from the Pemberton Village. Once you arrive at the camp ground the falls are located about a 16 to 20 minute hike from the parking lot.
How hard is the hike?
The trail is a generally easy hike although it is up-hill most of the way. The entire trail is a single track hiking trail and like most outdoor trails can be slippery when it's wet. The path is easily accessible by all levels of hikers from young children to seniors.
What's to see when I get there?
Once you arrive at the falls there are a number of fenced off areas and platforms where you can view the falls from several different angles. There are two separate portions of the water falls that can both be seen by making your way around the fenced area. Pictures do not do the falls justice, particularly how powerful they are.
Remember if you're hiking the falls with young children you're hiking along a powerful river. Always make sure to keep children within a safe distance and never let them wander down to the river unattended.
For those looking for a more intensive hike you can always leave the car in town and take the back trail that runs from One Mile Lake to the Nairn Falls campground. The hike from the lake to the falls is about 35 minutes and is once again an easy hike.
Check out this cool video of a trip to the falls
Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014