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Lunch with a View

Twin Falls is definitely one of the more popular trails in Smithers (see past blogs on the hike to the falls!), but did you know that you can see these stunning falls without even breaking a sweat?

Recently I had the urge for a picnic with a view but was not in the mood to pack my mini BBQ up some slippery mountain trail for 2 hours! Instead, I headed out to Twin Falls. Many people hurry along to the end of the trail for the close-up views of the falls, but I decided to set up lunch at the picnic tables that are just to the right of the large map near the head of the trail. I would say that this is approximately a 45 second walk from the parking lot. Here, I sat at 1 of the 2 tables and enjoyed a panoramic view of the whole mountainside (including both waterfalls of course) and the sound of rushing water filling the air (good thing the pit toilets were only 45 seconds away in the parking lot!). This short walk was only minimally sloped and is well groomed, so it would be great for those folks with young kids or mobility difficulties.

Whether you're a hiking enthusiast or someone looking for a nice view without the workout, Twin Falls can offer something for everyone!

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Taken on June 18, 2011