Hiking on Elk Falls Viewing Platform Trail

Primarily known as an out and back trail, Elk Falls Viewing Platform is an extended hiking tail with 1.8 km (1.1 miles) of length and 55 m (180.4 ft) of elevation gain. The trail starts and ends at Elk Falls Provincial Park parking lot, northeast of Elk Falls Park Rd. Spectacular waterfalls and old forests are among the major incentives for watching this splendid hiking zone. Whether amateur or experienced, hiking on the Elk Falls Viewing Platform trail is a great opportunity for those who intend to hike in an unforgettable trail.
The best time to visit Elk Falls Viewing Platform is between May and October. Watching wildlife like beavers and marsh birds multiply the attractiveness of the area and intensifies the motivation to choose Elk Falls hiking trails.

Elk Falls Viewing Platform Trail Location

Elk Falls Viewing Platform trail is located in Elk Falls Provincial Park, west of Campbell River city. The location made it an excellent choice for backpackers. Elk Falls is a gem you can find along this hiking trail that falls on a rock-walled canyon below. Wonderful scenery, iconic fishing facility during spring and summer in the Quinsam River, the excitement of walking on the Elk Falls Suspension Bridge, and amazing views of the Elk Falls surrounding area are among the major merits of hiking on the Elk Falls Viewing Platform trail. This trail has accessibility to Gold River, Sayward, Kelsey Bay, Rock Bay. The Sayward Forest area, the wonderful parks on Quadra Island and Cortes Island, and Deer Falls and Moose Falls are among other attractions you can access from the Elk Falls Viewing Platform trail.

Hiking Trails Near the the Elk Falls Viewing Platform Trail

Hiking on the Mount Menzies Access Road

Hiking on the Mount Menzies Access Road

Hiking on the Riley Lake to Lookout Loop to Lost Frog

Hiking on the Riley Lake to Lookout Loop to Lost Frog

Hiking on the Beaver Pond Elk Falls Circular Route

Hiking on the Beaver Pond Elk Falls Circular Route

Hiking on the Quinsam River Hatchery Trail

Hiking on the Quinsam River Hatchery Trail

Hiking on the Elk Falls via Millenium Trail

Hiking on the Elk Falls via Millenium Trail

Hiking on Elk Falls Viewing Platform Trail

Hiking on Elk Falls Viewing Platform Trail

Hiking on the Campbell River Canyon View Trail

Hiking on the Campbell River Canyon View Trail

How to Get to the Elk Falls Viewing Platform Trail By Car

From Nanaimo:
Getting to the Elk Falls Viewing Platform trail from Nanaimo is via BC-19 N. It is 159 km (98.7 miles) and takes about an hour and 40 minutes.
Take Third St to BC-19 N and continue for 3.3 km (2 miles). Turn right onto BC-19 N (signs for Campbell R) and drive 151 km (93.8 miles). Follow Gold River Hwy/BC-28 W to Elk Falls Park Rd, and after 4.6 km (2.8 miles), you will reach Elk Falls Park Rd.

From Victoria:
The access road to the Elk Falls Viewing Platform trail from Victoria is Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 N and BC-19 N. It is 270 km (167.7 miles) and takes about three hours.
Get on BC-19 N from Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 N and drive 107 km (66.4 miles). After reaching BC-19 N, drive 158 km (98.1 miles). Follow Gold River Hwy/BC-28 W to Elk Falls Park Rd and go on for 4.6 km (2.8 miles) to reach Elk Falls Park Rd.

What you Can Expect to See Near the Elk Falls Viewing Platform Trail

Campbell River

Campbell River

Campbell Lake

Campbell Lake

Mount McBride

Mount McBride

Elkhorn Mountain

Elkhorn Mountain

Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens

Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens

Deer Falls

Deer Falls

Halifax Range

Halifax Range

Strathcona Provincial Park

Strathcona Provincial Park

Lupin Falls

Lupin Falls

Lady Falls

Lady Falls

Brown's River Falls

Brown's River Falls

Myra Falls (Lower Myra Falls)

Myra Falls (Lower Myra Falls)

Elk Falls

Elk Falls

Elk Falls Provincial Park

Elk Falls Provincial Park

Della Falls

Della Falls

Details for Hiking on the Elk Falls Viewing Platform Trail

Plan for the hiking trail

What you Can Expect to Do Near the Elk Falls Viewing Platform Trail

Hiking on the Mount Menzies Access Road

Hiking on the Mount Menzies Access Road

Hiking on the Riley Lake to Lookout Loop to Lost Frog

Hiking on the Riley Lake to Lookout Loop to Lost Frog

Hiking on the Beaver Pond Elk Falls Circular Route

Hiking on the Beaver Pond Elk Falls Circular Route

Hiking on the Quinsam River Hatchery Trail

Hiking on the Quinsam River Hatchery Trail

Hiking on the Elk Falls via Millenium Trail

Hiking on the Elk Falls via Millenium Trail

Hiking on Elk Falls Viewing Platform Trail

Hiking on Elk Falls Viewing Platform Trail

Hiking on the Campbell River Canyon View Trail

Hiking on the Campbell River Canyon View Trail

Mount Adrian Snowmobiling

Mount Adrian Snowmobiling

Mount Washington Snowmobiling

Mount Washington Snowmobiling

Mount Washington Snowboarding

Mount Washington Snowboarding

Mount Washington Snowshoeing

Mount Washington Snowshoeing

Mount Washington Skiing

Mount Washington Skiing

Camping in Buttle Lake Campground

Camping in Buttle Lake Campground

Camping in Ralph River Campground

Camping in Ralph River Campground

Camping in Baby Bedwell Lake Campground

Camping in Baby Bedwell Lake Campground

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