Onemile Creek Frozen Waterfall


There’s a scenic waterfall along Onemile Creek that can be spotted from the Richardson Highway just north of the Lodge at Black Rapids. The waterfall freezes over by November, and once enough snow settles over the creek it’s a relatively easy but rugged snowshoe to the base with interesting cliffs to look at along the way. The waterfall has three sections and the uppermost is the tallest and most impressive. To reach the middle and upper sections some tough but fun scrambling is required. Another easy scramble up snow will take you behind the ice of the waterfall, which glows like an electric blue curtain. If you haven’t quite had your fill by this point, you can bushwhack above the waterfall for impressive views looking over the Delta River valley. You’ll see signs of wildlife along this tour and quite possibly a moose or two…or several. (No ice climbing gear required.)

Route Length (half-day only): 1.5 miles (one-way), 700 feet elevation gain