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Address: Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
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The falls, in the northern half of Yoho park, drop 833 ft -- making it one...

The falls, in the northern half of Yoho park, drop 833 ft -- making it one of the highest waterfalls in Canada. The falls are spectacular in early summer, when melting snow and ice provide ample runoff.

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Majestic! and Easy!

The Takakkaw Falls are nice and very accessible. The drive up passes by about 3 tight switchbacks but unless you have a bus or a long RV it should be no problem. After that you... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
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Machida, Japan
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

The Takakkaw Falls are nice and very accessible. The drive up passes by about 3 tight switchbacks but unless you have a bus or a long RV it should be no problem. After that you are nearby. We had no trouble parking we were there in the afternoon on a weekday in Mid-September. -To get close to the falls it... More 

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Hinton, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

the falls are ok, it's water, a great walk, paved paths for the most part, a great hike to the falls themselves even though a few people have been injured trying to get the best selfie. however, please be aware that the road to the parking lot is open for a few months only, so check before you plan on... More 

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North Mackay, Australia
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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We actually enjoyed the 14 km drive along windy Yoho Valley Road to view these falls. Once in the car park it is an easy 10 minute walk across the bridge and up to the base, up into the spray if you like. Visited late on a sunny afternoon and were lucky enough to see rainbows in the spray of... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

I didn't enjoy this waterfall when it was raining. I did not enjoy it at all. Fortunately, I went again the next morning, when it had stopped raining and my clothes weren't soaking wet. This made it more enjoyable. It was also less crowded on Sunday morning as opposed to Saturday late afternoon. I had originally planned to hike to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Brewster's gave us fifteen minutes here which was ridiculous as it takes ten minutes to walk from the carpark to get there,subsequently we didn't get to cross the bridge with either.The falls are narrow in width but fall from a great height.The paths are flatish but the rocks leading to the base take some navigating.

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

As many others mentioned, the road in is quite dramatic,so be slow in taking the way in. The parking lot is large, there are washrooms and good signs. We enjoyed the well kept path towards the Falls. It was well worth it, they are really impressive and we got a good number of beautiful fall photos taken.

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Lennox Head, Australia
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

This waterfall is a little drive from the highway but it is totally worth it. Amazing thundering falls that you can feel and hear from a long way away. The road out can be dangerous so drive carefully!

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We visited the Takakkaw Falls on the last day of our six day visit of the Jasper, Banff and Yoho national parks. After driving along the Icefield Parkway in both directions, and seeing so many lakes and water falls, we expected this to be JUST another water falls, and we were SO wrong! It was an easy 30 min walk... More 

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Fort Collins, CO
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Still lots of water shooting from this waterfall in late September. It's a very impressive waterfall that does look very tall because it is, about 830 feet. Take the side road off the main highway (Hwy 1), and it's only about a 20 minute drive on the Yoho Valley Road to the falls parking lot. The road has steep, tight... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

The area is crowded, but it's an easy walk to the base of the falls. You get an opportunity to get some up-close photos with minimal exertion. The falls are probably the largest you'll see in the area and are quite impressive.

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