Length: 2.9 K each way Elevation: 50 m Pit Toilet: yes at Canoe rental & TH start Dog Friendly: yes-leashed
Directions: From Golden Ears Bridge. Left at 210 which turns into 132 then right at Neaves and follow road into parking lot. Info: Rent canoes 7 days week 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Canoes should be back at 6 pm. They'll call SAR if you're not back between 8-10 p.m. Call Pitt Lake Canoe rentals 604-813-7117 it's $55 for the day and $110 overnight. It is first come...Be prepared to be there early on a weekend or you will not get a canoe. You should have canoe experience and wear a pfd...included in fees along with paddles. There's 3 to a canoe and if you're early enough you'll get a mini seat for the third person. We brought dry sacks to put our stuff in and wore water shoes in the canoe. We clipped our packs & hiking shoes on the canoe in case it tipped over. It's about an hour each way in the canoe and depending on your fitness level an hour to the falls. Canoe: Cross Pitt lake and toward marsh. Be careful as speed boats race along Pitt River. Once in the slough, follow along like a "s". There's no left or rights at this point so keep going along. After about 30 mins of paddling you come to a curvy "y" junction with a sign post'Widgeon Camp" stay left. The slough continues snaking its way along. It's peaceful. Minnows jump at the surface as you paddle along. You come to another curvy "y" stay left. Soon after you'll see the beach. Park your boat here. Pull it up high as this is a tidal lake (remember your canoe number). Be prepared to get out of the canoe at some parts if the water is low... Your hike begins to the right of the pit toilets. It starts off on a gravel path. Follow this along. The trail is mostly flat but dips down into an old dry creek bed. A few moments later there's a junction. Stay left to carry on the road or right to walk through the forested giants. Oh the stories they could tell. We went through the forest for the last 1.5 kms to the falls. Follow the trail as it heads to a creek lookout. The trail descends down like a switchback as you come to your first boardwalk. Not long after another tired boardwalk. The trail winds around to another board walk.A muddy creek crossing and another tired boardwalk. Soon after a wide log bridge. Soon after you climb up a series of stairs. The trail climbs here over roots and rocks. The trail flattens and comes to short tired board walk and then climbs again for a few moments. Then a newer boardwalk. After a few downs you come to a log step up and a new boardwalk with a railing. Shortly after, another new board walk. Not long after another new boardwalk as the creek rushes far below. A short climb with many roots and trees to help you along. After a the steepest climb yet you come to your last sign post. It's 50 m to the falls. Go right... This is a steep climb down. Once at the bottom another two new boardwalks then two new boardwalks sandwiched between a tired one. Then another old board walk and several old stairs and two more old boardwalks. Make your final descent down the stairs and hop across a few rocks. You are at Widgeon Falls. There are many volcanic rocks to explore and depending on the water levels swimming holes to cool off in or soak your feet. Once you're ready to head back go back the way you came. You can go through the giants or walk along the road. In the beginning the road is a little steep going down with loose pebbles nad over grown bushes. Before you knwo it you are back at the junction and you have to carry on the old logging road. Once back at your canoe head back trough the slough and return your canoe at the rental shop. Thsi is one of my all time faves...Happy & safe trails.