Distance Hiked: 18 km
Walking Time: 4 hrs
Trail Rating: Easy and Moderate trails are available
Location: 4481 Forbidden Plateau Road, Comox-Strathcona
Nymph Falls resulted from the creation of a fish ladder on the Puntledge River, completed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and BC Hydro, in the early 1950s.
In 1992, the Comox Valley Regional District secured a 20-year lease over this Crown Land for park purposes. In 2012, this lease was extended for an additional 30 years. Part of this land was used as a labour camp for conscientious objectors during World War II.
Nymph Falls Park offers several different trails. The pathway to the waterfalls is 1/2 km from the parking lot and is wheelchair accessible.
The trails are generally well-groomed and include many recent upgrades. Trails link to the Comox Lake Dam and other areas, allowing you to walk a short distance or a much longer one. We had planned to hike 10 km but enjoyed the area so much that we stayed for 18!
This recreational area truly has something for everyone. Grab your boots or your bike. Bring your family and the dog (off-leash is allowed here). Pack a picnic, bring your swimsuit (if you’re brave) and whatever you do, don’t forget your camera!