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There’s absolutely nothing challenging about reaching the lower viewpoint of Shannon Falls and yet, this waterfall is a sight to behold! A short walk on a paved path will bring visitors to a view of the stunning 335-meter-tall cascade that plummets down the steep mountainside.
Shannon Falls’ 335m height makes it one of the tallest waterfalls in all of British Columbia! Shannon Creek that forms Shannon Falls “[originates] from the alpine massif below Sky Pilot Mountain and the Stadium Glacier,” and then it tumbles “over granite cliffs to the valley below,” according to [ExploreSquamish.com](https://www.exploresquamish.com/trails-routes/shannon-falls). If you choose to extend your hike, continue heading uphill on the well-maintained trail.
While you’ll have to ascend large, built-up steps, the trail offers an easy hike through the massive old growth forest to a higher viewpoint. If you want to tackle a more significant hike, you can easily connect from these well-maintained trails to other more natural hiking routes in the area.
The [Sea to Summit Trail](https://fatmap.com/routeid/134177adventure-studio/Sea_to_Summit_Trailfirstname.lastname@example.org,-123.1562694,1736.4852114,-88.7853204,0.6532741,102.0321094,normal), which climbs all the way to the top of the gondola, begins in the exact same spot, splitting off from the Shannon Falls Trail.
Be forewarned: the climb up the Sea to Summit Trail is a true challenge, and requires adequate preparation! But don’t worry if you don’t want to climb the Sea to Summit—you can simply bask in the stunning natural glory of Shannon Falls!