Round Trip: 1.5K
Elevation Gain: 65m
From Vancouver: 30 minutes
Twin Falls is a short, popular hike in North Vancouver that crosses the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge and follows Lynn Creek down river before crossing a wooden bridge and looping back on the opposite side of the canyon. While the route is rated as easy compared to many hikes, there is still a significant change in elevation and it is to bring water and be in decent physical shape.
From the parking area near the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, cross the free suspension bridge and admire Lynn Creek far below. The bridge sits about 50-meters above the creek and was built in 1912 to connect trails on both sides of the canyon.
After crossing the suspension bridge, go right at the junction and then right at a second junction to Twin Falls. The route follows the Baden Powell Trail as it makes its way through a scenic forest, lush with lichen, moss, and other sensitive ecology that are common in west coast rainforest areas. The trail begins to descend quickly through a series of stairs and switchbacks. Make your way to the bottom and follow the route as it continues.
A final set of wooden steps ends on a rock with a wooden bridge ahead where you can see Twin Falls from above. Walk onto the bridge and enjoy the view of the falls below. There is another view of the waterfall down stream that you can reach by following the trail near the fence as it heads down a steep hill with lots of tree roots.
Please do not cross the fence. Stay on the trail side of the fence as the cliffs are steep and the area has several pools that contain dangerous undercurrents. Unfortunately, there have been many people killed over the years in the canyon and we therefore do not recommend swimming in the canyon.
After you have enjoyed the area, make your way back to the wooden bridge above Twin Falls and cross to the other side. Start your hike up the steep set of stairs that pass through multiple switchbacks, taking time to catch your breath and enjoy the scenic views. Once at the top, go right and follow the trail as it continues back up hill. The trail veers left and makes a final ascent back up to the parking lot area. Depending on where you parked, you may have to walk up the parking lot further towards the Ecology Centre to the parking lot near the entrance of the park.
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