Fletcher Falls Hiking Trail is both a, walk-in and marine campground and day use destination, as well as, a very popular waterfall hiking trail located on the shores of Kootenay Lake near the community of Kaslo, BC in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. The highlights of the Fletcher Falls Recreation Site are the small, but powerful waterfall, a fine elongated sandy beach and a wilderness hiking trail.
Fletcher Falls is best known as a waterfall hiking trail followed by a marine wilderness campground site created for boaters and canoers who are exploring on Kootenay Lake. Backpackers also visit the park but arrive via a hiking trail.
The site is a self monitored wilderness campground for tenting and a day use area for picnicking and swimming. There are a few services including some picnic tables, fire pits and a pit toilet onsite. Fletcher Falls is a self maintained site so it is important to pack out what you pack in - leave no footprint.
The recreation trail leading to the 50 foot waterfall is an easy grade, downhill trail following along an old access road and then onto a single track hiking trail. It is considered an easy hike downhill following alongside a creek leading to the falls.
Although the trail is considered easy and goes downhill, it can get really slippery from the mist created from the falls. It is important to be alert while navigating the switchbacks through the trees when high stepping tree roots.
However what goes down must come up. Please make a note that coming back up the trail is an uphill climb all the way back to the parking lot and it is considerably a harder return trip for some.