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Evan Thomas Waterfalls Hike


  • Evan Thomas Waterfalls



  • March 6, 2021



  • Ed, Jace, Craig, Rod, Shonda, Bauer, Ian, Lisa, Tomonori, Kirk, Diane, Kellie, Todd, Erin, Peter, Lisa, Dave



  • 27 km south on Highway 40
  • park in the Evan Thomas Day Use Area (east side of the road)
  • the trailhead is on the right-hand side near the end of the parking lot



Degree of difficulty:

  • 170 meters elevation
  • 12 km round trip to just past the Green Monster icefall
  • 3 hours total time on the trail
  • follow Evan-Thomas Creek trail (logging road groomed for skiing) to a junction at 1.6 km
  • turn right onto Wedge Connector (logging road, also groomed) and descend to the bridge over Evan-Thomas Creek
  • the foot trail leaves the near side of the bridge and heads up Evan-Thomas Creek
  • at 3.1 km, you reach Chantilly Falls, a popular beginner’s climbing route
  • farther on at 3.8 km is the super impressive Moonlight (110 m high) and its sidekick Snowline
  • at 4.7 km, you reach the mouth of the canyon
  • this is the end of the road for a lot of people as from here you ascend a narrow ridge on Rehab Wall and cross as well as descend it using ropes
  • after this tricky section, the trail continues up the creek bed with numerous smaller icefalls until you reach the spectacular Green Monster icefall
  • the hike is very flat and moderate other than the section through the start of the canyon along Rehab Wall
  • grippers were a good idea as it was slippery in the canyon



Interesting notes:

  • the rock formations and icefalls along Evan Thomas creek are spectacular
  • the trail offers views of Old Baldy Ridge, Mount McDougall, The Wedge, Limestone Mountain, and Mount Kidd
  • Evan Thomas was named in honor of Rear Admiral Sir Hugh Evan-Thomas, Royal Navy commander of the 5th Battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet during the Battle of Jutland in World War 1