This route leads onto the southeast slops of Mount Babcock, passing through a landscape of towering rock pinnacles. It passes through an other-worldly landscape strewn with rock pillars, slabs, and boulders. The route climbs gently to Boulder Tarn, a small lake nestled in between the bluffs. The pancake rocks area has larger boulders with thing beds of sandstone.
2-3 Hours/4KM Return
Rating: Moderate, steep and rocky in places.
A short trail leads through pine forests and wetlands to 8 Metre high Babcock Falls. The wet sections have wooden boardwalks thanks to donations from the Peace River Regional District. Some unique wetland flowers are found along the trail. The developed trail ends overlooking the falls, but a short steep path leads to the pool right at the base of the falls, which are formed from a lip of resistant sandstone. A permanent rope has been installed to help hikes on this section. Fossilized logs can be found in these rocks, especially around one small overhand with a good view of the falls.
1-2 Hours/2KM Return
Extra clothing is one of the 10 essentials. Weather can change quickly, and you may be out longer than planned. In every season, be prepared with additional waterproof layers, fleece jacket or warm layers, extra socks, gloves and toque and buff.