Length & Difficulty: 3 km | 1 hour | Moderate
For the waterfall lovers, hikers, and mountain bikers alike, the hike to the 40-foot Langdale Falls is well worth the walk in the woods. At just about 1.5km (0.9 mi) each way, this hike takes about 45 minutes to one hour.
The hike is part of Sprockids Mountain Bike Park, the first officially recognized mountain bike skills park in North America and serves as a template for other communities wanting to build a community park of their own. Mountain bikers will love Sprockids Park with over 14 km (8.4 mi) of trails that includes jumps, downhill trails, teeter-bars, and ramps. Most of the biking routes loop back to the park centre so riders can enjoy many trails.
The trail going up to Langdale Falls is quite steep and will definitely test your cardio skills. For bikers, this trail is rated as most difficult/advanced, with multiple steep drop offs that are best left to the most skilled bikers. The final stretch to the falls has a climbing rope to give you that bit of extra stability over this precarious section.
As always, be careful around waterfalls. The water flow can change dramatically with the seasons and the surrounding rocks can be very slippery. Bring your camera, pack a picnic, and enjoy!
Directions to the Trailhead: From the ferry terminal, head up Highway 101 bypass. Take a right at the top onto Stewart Road. When you reach the T-junction, turn right to the parking lot. The trailhead is on the east side of the parking lot (on your left).
Trail Map: Langdale Falls trail is on the far right.
Geocaches: Sprockids and the Langdale Falls trail are saturated with geocaches! Don’t miss the fun of treasure hunting along your hike.
The trails of the Sunshine Coast offer a wide array of experiences for travellers of all levels and walks of life. Ranging in length, difficulty, and experience, the trails on the Sunshine Coast are the epitome of the pristine beauty and epic landscapes of British Columbia.
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