Upper Shannon Falls


Wind through massive trees to watch nature at work

Located 450 metres above the base of Shannon Falls you can hike up through the trees to view the spectacular upper falls and crystal clear pools of Canada's third tallest waterfall. Start the hike from either the Stawamus Chief or Shannon Falls parking lot, both are marked and will come together to lead you to the first junction of the Stawamus Chief trail.

From the junction take a right as the trail flattens out meandering through the forest until you pop out underneath the gondola on a large stretch of granite. From here there will be ropes to assist you on the final push to the falls. You will know you have arrived when you hear the booming sound of the water. Return the way you came or continue on the Sea to Summit Trail to the Summit Lodge at the Sea to Sky Gondola.

Getting There

To start from Shannon Falls Provincial Park drive 1km south of Squamish and watch for the turnoff on the east side of the highway. The trail begins right off the picnic area, adjacent to the parking lot. To start from the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park drive past the Shannon Falls parking lot and take the next exit to the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park. The trail begins in the forests next to the upper parking lot. 

Type: Hiking
Area: Other
Difficulty: Intermediate
Duration: 4 - 6 hours
Distance: 7 km
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