Hardy falls hiking trail

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Welcome to Hardy Falls!

I’ve been to Hardy Falls, many times before, it’s a half kilometer from the parking lot to the Falls themselves.

The parking lot, is rough gravel but is pretty easy to transition onto the pavement.

The parking lot is rough gravel but is pretty easy to transition onto the pavement.

The path terrain is mostly hard-packed but pretty rocky with some rough patches along the way

Path up to hardy falls.

The path up to hardy falls.

How rough, you ask? I managed to loose a castor wheel on my wheelchair in the process of my review, but don’t let that scare you! it’s pretty packed down and fairly easy to navigate. The hike itself winds along a beautiful creek, with eight wooden bridges going over the creek

These bridges are made from smooth wooden planks.

These bridges are made from smooth wooden planks.

If you look into the water your are likely to catch a glimpse of fish swimming in the pools of the creek. In early fall, you might even see a black bear. The hike also has three benches for anyone with legs that tire easily.

This bench overlooks the creek

This bench overlooks the creek

The path is suited for manual wheelchairs but a power wheelchair would do incredibly well on it. The platform at the end of the hike to see the falls is not that accessible due to a step up from the path onto the platform

There is a step up from the path onto the platform.

There is a step up from the path onto the platform.

It is doable with someone who can help push a manual wheelchair from behind. However, I don’t belive a power wheelchair would be able to access the platform.

It is worth it to go for a hike up at Hardy Falls.

It is worth it to go for a hike up at Hardy Falls.

 

In closing, the would highly suggest a visiting Hardy Falls, which is just about five  minutes from Summerland,BC

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Informational sign about the salmon spawn at hardy falls.

 

Jeff Bourne,

Accessibilty Advisor.

 

Edited by,

Rachael Kimola.