Boulder Gardens/Babcock Falls

Boulder Gardens

This route leads onto the southeast slops of Mount Babcock, passing through a landscape of towering rock pinnacles. It passes through an other-worldly landscape strewn with rock pillars, slabs, and boulders. The route climbs gently to Boulder Tarn, a small lake nestled in between the bluffs. The pancake rocks area has larger boulders with thing beds of sandstone.

2-3 Hours/4KM Return

Rating: Moderate, steep and rocky in places.

Babcock Falls

A short trail leads through pine forests and wetlands to 8 Metre high Babcock Falls. The wet sections have wooden boardwalks thanks to donations from the Peace River Regional District. Some unique wetland flowers are found along the trail. The developed trail ends overlooking the falls, but a short steep path leads to the pool right at the base of the falls, which are formed from a lip of resistant sandstone. A permanent rope has been installed to help hikes on this section. Fossilized logs can be found in these rocks, especially around one small overhand with a good view of the falls.

1-2 Hours/2KM Return

Rating: Easy

What’s included?

Guided Day Hike

2 Experienced Guides

Bear Spray Mini Course

Northern Rockies Fitness Sticker

Lunch Catered by Kinuseo Cafe – Tumbler Ridge

Plant Identification

Proper Fossil Handling

Visitor Centre Visit – Check out the local hand-made crafts. 

$5 from every booking will go towards the Wolverine Nordic & Mountain Society. 

First aid kit, emergency supplies, and a communication device will be carried by guides. It is a great practice to carry your own emergency supplies.


Packing List:

20-30L Daypack

Trekking poles

Sturdy Hiking footwear

Hiking shirt – long sleeves help with sun protection

Hiking shorts or pants

Rain gear – waterproof


Water – Bladder & Water Bottle




Lip Balm

Head Lamp – Extra batteries

First Aid Kit


Fire Starter

Emergency Shelter – Emergency Blanket

Bug Spray


Change of clothes waiting for you in the car.

Toilet Paper

Extra clothing is one of the 10 essentials. Weather can change quickly, and you may be out longer than planned. In every season, be prepared with additional waterproof layers, fleece jacket or warm layers, extra socks, gloves and toque and buff.


Rain cover for daypack.

Gaiters (Great for creek crossing)

Bear Spray

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Hourly Schedule

July 8, 2023

9:00 AM
Meet at Vistor Centre.
Tumbler Ridge, BC


Jul 08 2023


9:00 am - 7:00 pm




Tumbler Ridge Visitor Centre


Jocelyn McDonald
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