Overlander Falls Trail


Overlander Falls Trail

  1. Difficulty: Easy/Medium difficultyeasydifficultymore
  2. Warnings: No official warnings. Check social media feeds below for current trail status updates.
  3. Wheelchair accessible: no
  4. High-clearance 4×4 advised to access trailhead? no
  5. Best seasons: summer, fall, winter (ski/snowshoe)
  6. Distance (1st parking area): 600m / 0.4mi
    (2nd parking area): 5km / 3.1mi
  7. Approx. time (1st parking): 45 mins return
    (2nd parking): 2 hrs return
  8. Elevation gain (1st parking): 46m / 150 ft
    (2nd parking): 36 m / 118 ft
  9. Grade: moderately steep in sections
  10. Viewpoints: Views of the Fraser River canyon & Overlander falls
  11. Geocache points Unknown
  12. Closest bathroom/outhouse: Mt. Robson Visitor Centre
  13. Cell service? No
  14. Gear to bring: Bring 0.5L water/pp and mosquito spray
  15. How to access/where to park: From Valemount, head north of Hwy 5 for 19km. Merge onto Hwy 16E (towards Jasper). Continue to Mt. Robson approx. 18km. Look for the Overlander Falls trailhead sign on the highway (past Mt. Robson) or turn into the Robson Meadows Campground (across from info centre) for the longer 2.5km hike (one-way) to the falls. The parking area here is just before the bridge. The trailhead is on the opposite side; there’s a sign amid the bushes. Click here for Google Map Directions to the shorter hike trailhead
  16. Best Parts: This is a gentle hike with two different routes to the falls. The longer trail follows the Fraser River and gives way to several beautiful views of the canyon below. You’ll also discover the historic Hogan’s Cabin along this trail. This hike is a perfect short hike if you’re exploring Mt. Robson and you’ve already done Kinney Lake.
  17. Worst Parts: On the longer trail there are some narrow sections that drop off steeply and would not be good for someone with a severe fear of heights. The mosquitoes are bad during the summertime – but nothing a little mosquito spray or net shirt can’t handle!

Trail Description:

This is a gentle hike with two different routes to the falls. The longer trail follows the Fraser River and gives way to several beautiful views of the canyon below. You’ll also discover the historic Hogan’s Cabin along this trail. This hike is a perfect short hike if you’re exploring Mt. Robson and you’ve already done Kinney Lake. On the longer trail there are some narrow sections that drop off steeply and would not be good for someone with a severe fear of heights. The mosquitoes are bad during the summertime – but nothing a little mosquito spray or net shirt can’t handle!


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Trailhead coordinates:
(1st parking) 53.031226°, -119.208004°
(2nd parking) 53.028177°, -119.230594°
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