Hixon Falls

Rock Climbing to the Base of Hixon Falls in Summer - Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada | FollowPanda.Com

June 30, 2013: rock climbing to the base of waterfalls.

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

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June 30, 2013: near the beginning of the trail

Crossing Hixon Creek in Summer - Prince George, British Columbia, Canada | FollowPanda.Com

June 30, 2013: To get closer to the falls, you can either wade through the creek or jump over the narrow gorge between rocks. You only have to do this once.

Hixon Creek Falls Hiking Trail in Summer - Prince George, British Columbia, Canada | FollowPanda.Com

June 30, 2013: After crossing the creek, you'll get this viewpoint.

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June 30, 2013: If you want, you can walk on this rather steep, narrow cliff to the base of the falls.

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June 30, 2013: Due to its short hiking distance, Hixon Falls can be a great venue for wedding photography, engagement photos, portrait shots, or family group pictures. It's a popular trail for photo club.

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June 30, 2013: Climb along the cliff to the falls.

Close-up View of Hixon Creek Waterfalls in Summer Afternoon - Prince George, British Columbia, Canada | FollowPanda.Com

June 30, 2013: Close-up view of Hixon Falls

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June 30, 2013: Famous Hixon Falls in Prince George region.

Swimming in Hixon Creek in Summer Afternoon - Prince George, British Columbia, Canada | FollowPanda.Com

June 30, 2013: Downstream Hixon Falls are some shallow pools for swimming. Don't forget to bring swim pants along!

Swimming in Hixon Creek in Summer Afternoon - Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada | FollowPanda.Com

June 30, 2013: Downstream Hixon Falls are some shallow pools for swimming. Don't forget to bring swim pants along!

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).


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