Trail Name: Whitecroft Falls
Distance: 2 km
Time: 30 mins
Cell Service: No
Trail: Single track through the forest
Highlights: A wonderful hidden waterfall on the way to Sun Peaks.
To get there: This hike is about a 40 minute drive from Kamloops or 10 minutes from Sun Peaks. From Kamloops, take Highway 5 North towards Clearwater. Continue for 20 kms, and keep an eye out for signs for Sun Peaks. Exit right on Old Highway5, towards Sun Peaks Resort. Take your first left onto Tod Mountain Road which turns into Heffley Louis Creek Road. Continue following for about 23 kms. After crossing the cattle guard that brings you into Whitecroft, take your second left onto Cahilty Crescent. Park along Cahilty Crescent. Or get directions from Google here.
There are a number of access points for this trail, but we preferred starting on Cahilty Crescent as it offers the safest parking. After parking on Cahilty Crescent, continue back across the main road. The trail is directly in front of you, to the right of the cattle guard sign. From here, follow the trail as it climbs up alongside the creek.
Whitecroft Falls, also known as the McGillivray Creek Waterfall, is a great pitstop on any trip to Sun Peaks. This trail climbs on a gentle incline and towards the end becomes a bit rocky and full of roots, however still easy to navigate. This trail is suitable for most including young children, and pets. Be aware of possible wildlife in the area. Enjoy the falls!