Dawson Falls, Clearwater

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#4 of 6 in Parks in Clearwater
Embark on a short and easy, yet rewarding trail that leads to Dawson Falls. Bring your camera along to capture the lush wooded scenery at various points along your journey. A leisurely pace will take about one hour to the main attraction: an impressive cascade with a height of 20 m (66 ft) and width of 90 m (295 ft). If you want even quicker access to the falls, take tour bus, as the bus parking lot lies closer to the main attraction than the general parking lot. Add Dawson Falls and other attractions to your Clearwater trip itinerary using our Clearwater vacation builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Again like the other water falls in Wells Gray Park, words and pictures do not do it justice. Be prepared for a longer walk to get there. But the trail itself is very well groomed and very walkable. T...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    If you go here don't let the photos on the information board fool you. We almost didn't take the walk because of the picture but we did and the waterfall is really amazing. It does take about ten minu...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    If you already visited the other waterfalls (Helmcken, Spahat falls), the Dawson is no longer impressive. If so you have no time must not necessarily make the short hike from the parking lot. You can shoot him even from the bridge.
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