Boulder Gardens/Babcock Falls
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.
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
Guided Day Hike
2 Experienced Guides
Bear Spray Mini Course
Northern Rockies Fitness Sticker
Lunch Catered by Kinuseo Cafe – Tumbler Ridge
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.
Sturdy Hiking footwear
Hiking shirt – long sleeves help with sun protection
Hiking shorts or pants
Rain gear – waterproof
Water – Bladder & Water Bottle
Head Lamp – Extra batteries
First Aid Kit
Emergency Shelter – Emergency Blanket
Change of clothes waiting for you in the car.
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)
July 8, 2023
- 9:00 AM
- Meet at Vistor Centre.
- Tumbler Ridge, BC