Falling 20 metres to a turquoise plunge pool, this stunning and rarely visited waterfall is a hidden gem just off the Big Elbow trail 3.5 km beyond Elbow Lake campground. If you camp at the lake, you can save 125 m of height gain and 2.8 km.
Hike to Elbow Lake and take the trail around the left (west) side. Cross a small bridge over the outlet and continue along the old resource road for about 2.7 km. Just after a meadow, look for a rock cairn on the left marking a trail into the trees. If you listen carefully you should be able to hear the falls from here. Approximate grid reference 415144. Take the little trail into the trees and descend to a viewpoint of the falls (about 150 m).Â Note: If you reach the Elbow-Sheep Cutoff junction (Vol. 4 #34), you missed the cairn and have gone 580 m too far.
Trail description courtesy of Karen Ung. Visit her site, playoutsideguide.com
for a more detailed description and more pictures.
Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 3 Trail #37C