**Not accessible by vehicle in Winter Months
- 150m handicap accessible trail to the viewing platform
- 75 Minutes driving time from Tumbler Ridge
- Popular destination from Wild River Adventure Tours (see video below)
Kinuseo Falls are the largest in the area and considered by some to be the crown jewel of our Geopark. As these are a cascade they produce a lot of spray from top to bottom lending themselves to fantastic photos and a cooling mist.
The Drive to Kinuseo Falls passes by four significant side trips. Nesbitt’s Knee, Barbour Falls, The Stone Corral, and Greg Duke Memorial Recreation Area are all great ways to round out a day trip to the Murray Valley. They’re also a great excuse to bring a tent and stay for a night or two to see it all.
The 150 metre trail to the main Lower Viewpoint platform at the brink of the falls is disabled-accessible. The trail to the Upper Viewpoint is steeper and longer, and provides a different view of the falls. This trail carries on for another kilometre (it is sometimes closed), winding down to the river bank downstream. There is a good view of the falls before the final descent, made even better by diverting right for another 100 metres down a spur trail to the top of a series of bluffs. This was the site of R.E. Leake’s famous photo of the falls taken in 1938. Some people also hike down the steep route known as the Chute to the huge pool at the base of the falls. This is not an official or approved BC Parks trail. This route is not recommended for use by BC Parks, due to many hazards which threaten public safety.
In early afternoon on a sunny day a rainbow is visible in the spray from the platform at the Lower Viewpoint. Osprey can sometimes be seen fishing in the pool below the falls. A great whirlpool traps, sculpts and polishes many of the logs that go over the falls.