#32 – Canadian Rockies Day Hikes: Tangle Creek Falls
- Location: Jasper National Park
- Trailhead: Tangle Creek Falls Parking Area
- Type: Out-n-Back
- Rating: Easy
- Total Distance: Less than 0.25-mile
- Recommended Time: 15 minutes
- Recommended Season: June – Late September
Tangle Creek Falls
Jasper National Park’s Tangle Creek Falls is one of the highlights of driving the Icefields Parkway which says a lot as this is one of the prettiest drives in the world. This isn’t the tallest or highest flow waterfall in the Canadian Rockies, but it is absolutely gorgeous and a must-see. While this is a very short hike, no list covering the wonders of the Canadian Rockies is complete without this easily accessible and stunningly beautiful waterfall.
Hiking Tangle Creek Falls
Visitors can hike up the side of the waterfall directly to the base of the top section of the falls, but please stay on established routes. This area gets a lot of visitation and the erosion is overtaking the area. If you are in need of a cold shower you will get it as the spray drenches the surrounding area with the slightest bit of wind.
Bighorn sheep frequent this area as well. It is one of the best places to spot the agile creatures. Keep your eyes open, especially in the early summer months, when there are young calves in tow. Drive slow and cautiously when traveling the Icefields Parkway as bears, sheep and all sorts of other creatures can appear on the road suddenly. This is the wildlife’s home and every year careless motorists kill hundreds of the creatures we all come here to enjoy. Slow down, for their safety and yours.