Review: Hixon Falls Hiking Trail
Hixon Falls is located in a tiny community Hixon in the central interior BC, Canada. It is located about midway along Highway 97 between Prince George (north) and Quesnel (south). This community is named for Hixon Creek, which in turn is named after Joseph Foster Hixon, a 19th Century prospector in the area, who found gold here on the banks of the Fraser River back around 1866.
Hixon Falls trail is an easy “walking” trail, only 200m to the waterfalls. See map below for driving direction.
During low water seasons beginning around July on a hot summer day, people will swim in Hixon Creek downstream the falls. To get closer to the base of the falls, you’ll have to cross the creek once, either jumping across the creek between rocks without getting your feet wet or wading through the water to the other side of the creek. Not sure if there is any gold still. Gold panning, anyone?!?! ò.ó
Map and Driving Direction
Exact location of Hixon Falls Trailhead (parking lot) is indicated by Red Dot on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map). Point A is the turn-off from Highway 97 and has a sign “Hixon Falls”, then drive on a gravel road to Point B, and finally continue on a even narrower gravel road to Point C (Hixon Falls Parking Lot).