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Crooked Falls
   British Columbia, Canada

This waterfall has been surveyed, mapped and measured in person by the World Waterfall Database.
Photo of Crooked Falls This very aptly named waterfall has sort of screwed itself out of notoriety by carving so deeply in to the mountainside that full views are difficult, if not imppossible to achieve. Sigurd Creek “crooks” several times, jumping east below each major tier of the falls, creating a sort of zigzag shape to the falls and as a result the upper and lowermost portions of the falls can’t be seen in tandem with the middle, and vice versa. The falls have a total drop in the order of 650 feet (200 meters) or so, but because it remains largely concealed by the gorge, it’s difficult to tell exactly how far down the mountainside it extends.

Plans for a hydroelectric facility at Crooked Falls have been looming overhead for several years now, and it would be in our humble opinions, a travesty for a waterfall this spectacular to be ruined by reducing its volume. Recent expansion of Tantalus Range Provincial Park has placed the bulk of the waterfall within protected lands but upstream portions of the creek aren't so lucky, so development, while less likely, is still an option.


  • Crooked Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall

Location and directions

The falls can be easily seen from the Squamish Valley Road, about 20 kilometers north of Squamish, right before the road turns to dirt. A trail also leads to the falls from the Ashlu Main, starting at the 2km mark.

Crooked Falls is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.

Additional Nearby Waterfalls

Name of Waterfall Distance
Madden Falls 0.66 mi / 1.06 km
Mawby Creek Falls 1.56 mi / 2.5 km
Cassetta Creek Falls 2.84 mi / 4.54 km
Ashlu Falls 2.96 mi / 4.74 km
Zenith Creek Falls 3.11 mi / 4.97 km
High Falls 3.48 mi / 5.57 km
Tantalus Creek Falls 3.88 mi / 6.2 km
Pokosha Creek Falls 4.18 mi / 6.69 km


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