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  • by Josh
  • 2016-Jun-07

Individual Trail

BC-Okanagan (North) / Vernon

12 min driving from Downtown Vernon

About a 2 hour return-trip walk, BX Falls takes you along the BX creek and leads you on a steady elevation to a gushing waterfall.

The Cedar forest trail entails rock and dirt slopes, several bridge crossings and one water crossing, it is recommended to wear sturdy footwear. Scenery includes dense foliage and sun-soaked pools of water along the way.

Once you reach the falls, you have an option of taking a side trail down to the bottom of the falls for a closer look, this takes about an hour each way and can be located at the north-east end of the trail.

Due to high stream levels in 2010, several bridges were washed away and are in the process of being rebuilt, hikers must take caution as they attempt to cross the creek. It is also advised to be wary of wildlife after several sightings of bears and their cubs in the summer of 2012 near the park.

  • Hiking
Seasons Accessible
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • 12 min from Downtown Vernon
  • Linear
  • 3.27 km (one-way)
  • 35 minutes solo one-way
  • 70 minutes solo | 1.5 hours group round-trip
  • 296 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Easy difficulty: A moderate hike with a casual incline.
Kids & Pets
  • Not Permitted
  • Child-Friendly
  • One of our favourites!
  • Has a waterfall.
  • GPS Map available.

  • Waterfall

Suggested Protection

None mentioned.



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Driving Time

From Downtown Vernon, approximate travel time by car is 12 minute(s).

Approximate Trailhead Address

6185 Star Rd, Vernon, BC V1B 3P4

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Detailed Directions

From Vernon, take Silver Star Rd. East (48th Ave becomes Silver Star Rd). Just past the BX School, turn right onto Star Rd. Sign and parking at trail head on the right just before turning left up the hill.

Alternatively, park at the top of the trail: Continue up Silver Star Rd another 2km, take a right on Tillicum Rd. Parking is on the right, just after the hard right hand turn (about 1km off Silver Star Rd).

Recommended to park extra vehicles at Village Green Mall (corner of Silver Star Road & 27th St Vernon) if you are coming with multiple vehicles as parking is somewhat limited in the lots at both ends of the trail.

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  • unknown

    Good morning! Anyone keen to carpool from Kelowna?

    Fri, Jul 1, 2016 7:42 AM
  • I'm coming from Kelowna as well. Do you know how long it takes to get there? Having trouble finding an exact address for the parking lot.

    Fri, Jul 1, 2016 3:04 PM
  • There is no exact parking lot. Do you two need a ride still? It is about an hours drive from Kelowna depending where in Kelowna you are coming from.

    Sat, Jul 2, 2016 8:26 AM
  • unknown

    Good morning Amanda. We are carpooling and en route to Vernon now :)

    Sat, Jul 2, 2016 9:08 AM

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