Houston Hikers

Your guide to outdoor recreation adventures near Houston, British Columbia, Canada

  • Watershed: Upper Bulkley
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Distance from Houston: 10-30km
  • Cell Coverage: Yes
  • WARNING: The last 100m of the trail traverses down a steep section down to the falls in the canyon.

Amenities

  • Cell Service

Description:

The Aitken Creek Falls and Canyon has been an un-official hiking trail for years. Its close distance from Houston (14.4 km from the tourist info booth) and the spectacular view of the Canyon and falls make this a must- do hike. The trail starts on an old landing and traverses down an old grow- in road until you get to the fence line. The trail follows the fence line right to the edge of the canyon. Take caution to not get too close to the edge. A side trail about 50 meters before the canyon viewpoint takes off and traverses down a steep section of the trail (150m) that switchbacks down to the base of the second of the two falls.

This trail is ranked as difficult due to the last pitch into the canyon.

There are no directional or trail head signs for this site, use your maps and GPS

DIRECTIONS: (Approx 14.4km from Houston)

  1. Head East of Houston along Highway 16 for 8.6 km
  2. Turn right onto the McKilligan Road and then turn left onto the Aiken Rd. Travel 3km until you pass the landfill site
  3. The road now becomes the Heading Creek FSR
  4. Follow the Heading Creek FSR for 2.75 km until a small road takes off to the left (if you pass 3km you’ve gone too far)
  5. The trail head is located at the junction of these two roads and is on the left in an old landing

Map

Photos

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