Upper Myra Falls

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Upper Myra Falls
Upper Myra Falls / rbergsma, Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Myra Creek has two significant waterfalls – the better known Lower Myra Falls and somewhat lesser known Upper Myra Falls.

Visitors can easily reach the falls: there is a fine, approximately 4 km long trail. This hike leads through the pristine forests and hills of the central part of Vancouver Island. At the end of the walk, hikers are rewarded with a sight of a beautiful, powerful waterfall gushing down along the cliff into an emerald-colored plunge pool.

This waterfall is somewhat less impressive than the better known Lower Myra Falls – but it is somewhat less touristy as well.

Upper Myra Falls
Upper Myra Falls, end of the trail / rbergsma, Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

References

  1. Upper Myra Falls Hike, 10 Adventures, last accessed in 9 Nov 2019.

Upper Myra Falls on the map

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Location, GPS coordinates: 49.5689 N 125.6508 W
Categories: Waterfalls
Values: Geology, Visual
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars (2 / 5)
Where is located? North America, Canada, British Columbia, central part of Vancouver Island, Strathcona-Westmin Park, trailhead of Upper Myra Falls hike
Total height: 23 m
Drops: 1 drop
Stream: Myra Creek

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