Josephine Falls Trail | Elkford, British Columbia

Your reward at the end of a 2.3 km (1.4 miles) walking trail is rarely-viewed Josephine Falls, a 25 metre (83 foot) tumble of foaming water set in a secluded canyon landscape. 


Latitude: 50.04039 Longitude: -114.875801 Elevation: 4931 ft
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Full Description of this Recreation Trail

Breathtaking Josephine Falls cascades 25 metres (83 ft) down a steep canyon carved by the Fording River. This picturesque waterfall was discovered in 1905 by Professor Henry F. Osborn and his family, and named in honour of Miss Josephine Osborn, a sweet maid in her teens, who caught the largest trout thus far recorded from that spot. Josephine Falls is the destination of Elkford's most popular trail, a moderate hike. Once at the trailhead, proceed to the Falls which are about 2.3 km. The falls are quite impressive even in mid summer and in a dry year. From the falls you have a couple additional trail options.

Trail Distance

3 km (2 miles)

Type of Trail Experience


Driving Directions from Nearest Town or Landmark

Once you arrive in Elkford, British Columbia (located on Highway 43), turn east at the four way stop onto the Fording Road. Follow this road for 5 kilometres (3 miles) and watch for Josephine Falls signage at parking lot. Follow the Forests, Falls and Lakes Trail to Josephine Falls.

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