Boulder Gardens/Babcock Falls

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Boulder Gardens/Babcock Falls

July 8 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm


Boulder Gardens

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.

Babcock Falls

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

Rating: Easy

What’s included?

  • Guided Day Hike
  • 2 Experienced Guides
  • Bear Spray Mini Course
  • Northern Rockies Fitness Sticker
  • Plant Identification
  • Proper Fossil Handling
  • Visitor Centre Visit – Check out the local hand-made crafts. 
  • $5 from every booking will go towards the Wolverine Nordic & Mountain Society. 
  • First aid kit, emergency supplies, and a communication device will be carried by guides. It is a great practice to carry your own emergency supplies.

Packing List:

  • 20-30L Daypack
  • Trekking poles
  • Sturdy Hiking footwear
  • Hiking shirt – long sleeves help with sun protection
  • Hiking shorts or pants
  • Rain gear – waterproof
  • Snacks
  • Water – Bladder & Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip Balm
  • Head Lamp – Extra batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Matches
  • Fire Starter
  • Emergency Shelter – Emergency Blanket
  • Bug Spray
  • Multi-tool/knife
  • Change of clothes waiting for you in the car.
  • Toilet Paper

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.


  • Rain cover for daypack.
  • Gaiters (Great for creek crossing)
  • Bear Spray


July 8
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


Tumbler Ridge Visitor Centre


Jocelyn McDonald