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Tumbler Ridge, Hiking
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Tepee Falls is one of many waterfalls near Tumbler Ridge. As a friend and I were driving home (to Tumbler Ridge) from Dawson Creek we decided to stop at the pullout and hike the 6km long trail. After walking up a set of stairs, we followed the trail through an old cutblock and into the forest. It was a fairly calm afternoon and we were definitely glad we brought insect repellent! There were quite a few boardwalks along the trail, and other spots where we had to skirt around the wet ground caused by the recent rain. After continuing through the forest I noticed more light coming between the trees and we could soon hear the rushing water of Tepee Creek.
We headed towards the middle viewpoint first. After climbing down a staircase we were rewarded with an amazing side view of Tepee Falls. The trail to the upper viewpoint led us to a steep drop and another impressive view, this time of the lip of the falls. The final viewpoint we stopped at before returning gave us a panoramic look at the Murray River Valley. It made me wish we had time to stop and hike the Murray Canyon Overlook trail before heading home... next time!