British Columbia, Canada
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This waterfall has been surveyed, mapped and measured in person by the World Waterfall Database.
The falls begin with a veiling plunge of about 140 feet, then cascade down a steep slope of boulders piled on top of the bedrock before hitting a small pool then cascading over a second cliff band for about 175 feet. The entire drop registers about 375 feet tall, with a much longer runout over more talus below the falls. During the summer the stream harboring the falls moves a substantial volume of water thanks to its large drainage area, so even from across Moose Lake the falls appear quite significant.
HISTORY AND NAMES
- Thunder Falls is the Official name of this waterfall
Thunder Falls is the officially registered name of this waterfall. In the past seen the falls referred to as both Rainbow Falls and Rockingham Falls, but the sources of these names seems to have disappeared, so the validity of this history is certainly in question.
Were Thunder Falls more closely accessible it would no doubt be a widely revered waterfall, but as it is it must be appreciated from afar. Waterfall hunters will no doubt want to seek the falls out and more casual visitors may crain many a neck peering across the lake at the falls, but because of the inaccessibility Thunder Falls simply isn't going to gain much respect.
Location and directions
Thunder Falls is best seen where the Yellowhead Highway crosses over the railroad tracks along Moose Lake in Mount Robson Provincial Park, approximately 11km east of Red Pass.
|Thunder 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|
|Moose River Falls||3.75 mi / 6 km|
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Because the falls face north the sun won't shine directly on the falls during the summer months, but rather over it. This will create problems with haze and make the falls difficult to clearly photograph under sunny conditions, so best options are to shoot early or late in the day or wait for passing clouds. A moderate to long telephoto is also necessary to get a good shot.
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