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Rearguard Falls

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Short forest run to the viewing platform overlooking Rearguard Falls.


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Miles

0.4

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86%

Runnable

2,580' 786 m

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2,494' 760 m

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Up

86' 26 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

15%

Max Grade (8°)

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Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Description

The Rearguard Falls trail starts from a well-marked parking area along the Yellowhead Highway (Hwy 16), a short ways west of the Mt. Robson Visitor Center. Heading downhill from the parking lot through the thick forest, the trail bends right. Almost immediately after the bend is the viewing platform, a sturdy, well-fenced platform just above Rearguard Falls. After marveling at the power of the falls and the beauty of the Fraser River, return to the parking area the way you came.

Flora & Fauna

Mixed fir forest. In late summer, there is a chance to see the biggest, strongest chinook salmon returning upstream from the Pacific Ocean, 800 miles away.

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Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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in Valemount

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The Fraser River cascades over Rearguard Falls and continues its journey to the Pacific Ocean.
Aug 26, 2019 near Valemount, BC
Rearguard Falls.
Aug 26, 2019 near Valemount, BC
The wide path to Rearguard Falls runs through the thick, beautiful mixed fir forest.
Aug 26, 2019 near Valemount, BC
The viewing platform above Rearguard Falls.
Aug 26, 2019 near Valemount, BC

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