Wednesday, 21 September 2016

The Suspension Bridge at Elk Falls is well a look this Fall

by Keith and Heather Nicol  
On Sunday Sept 18 we decided to check out Elk Falls near Campbell River and the suspension 
Heather and Terry walk on the broad trail
bridge that was built there last year. The bridge opened in mid May 2015 and seems to be attracting lots of attention. On this trip we were with an old friend, Terry Brown, who was visiting us from Australia and he was also interested to see this area. The suspension bridge spans Campbell River in Elk Falls Provincial Park and offers stellar views of the river as it plunges 25 meters over a picturesque waterfall. The bridge is accessed by a broad trail that is smooth and wide and is suited to a wide range of hikers. On this day we saw many families with young children on the 1 km trail so it is suited to a wide range of hikers.  
Elk Falls as viewed from the suspension bridge
  There are also several other trails in the area and we walked a 800 meter side trail to get down to the river where it rushes over sloping bedrock. This trail also gives fine views of waterfalls from a different angle.  Be sure to bring your camera and we also suggest bringing a tripod since forest is beautiful with thick moss and vibrant greens but the lack of light makes it hard to handhold your camera. Also with fall colours coming along photographers should be able to get some exceptional shots. For more information on the park see:  
We saw many families on the trail and suspension bridge


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