The trail to Stokes Falls has a number of very attractive features besides the waterfalls themselves. There is a very dense Vancouver Island third growth forest at the start of the trail, a charming but wobbly little moss-covered bridge over a tumbling creek, then mature second growth forest before a steep climb to some groves of old growth forest. A fork in the trail leads to a small camas meadow and then Highway 4. Also of interest, there are a few signs of human habitation along the hike as well. For example, you can find some garden flowers in the area in the spring. If you take the other fork it leads downhill to a second fork. Go right to get to the falls on a steep downhill grade. You will enter a secluded little dell of old growth forest, with one specimen being truly magnificent. There is a small footbridge to cross a second creek just before the falls.
Begin by heading half a kilometer up Highway 4 from Coombs Country Candy toward Cathedral Grove. There is a gravel road on the right. Turn onto it and you'll see a big orange gate. Sometimes it is open. If you feel lucky, drive through and take the first left through the plantation. Keep turning left at every fork until you come to a dead end. Look carefully for the trailhead. If you don't feel lucky you can walk this distance. It is only 610m.