Spahat Falls, Clearwater

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Through a narrow hanging gorge shoots a powerful rush of water that cascades freefalling some 75 m (246 ft) over the rocky cliff edge at Spahat Falls. The plunging waterfall owes its formation largely to deposits of volcanic rock and shifting icefields that chiselled gorges into the rock face. A brief, five-minute walk takes visitors from the parking lot to the main viewing platform; a longer, alternative hiking trail offers a slightly more scenic route. Using our custom trip planner, Clearwater attractions like Spahat Falls can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 14, 2017
    After a short hike I was surprised how this ravine just appeared. The waterfall, the narrow ravine, geological features were beyond the pictures that I took. The viewing area can be a bit scary for th...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    The beautiful Spahat falls is located almost directly to the parking lot. The water masses overthrow 75 meters in the deep gorge. You always wonder where all the water comes from and whether it will ever stop. There is a small trail, 2km to a lookout on the Clearwater River. This is easy to get and usually also lonely, because most take only a photo stop.
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  • August 8, 2017
    This was the first waterfall we saw in Wells Gray and probably our least favourite which is not a bad thing. The falls is quite far away so you can't really get up close and personal with it like othe...  more »
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  • March 7, 2017
    Just off the highway (and in winter, just a few minutes hike) for spectacular views of the canyon and falls. Be sure to walk to the main lookout for the best views. Very secure chain link fences will keep kids and dogs safe.
  • January 2, 2017
    Just a short drive and shorter hike from Clearwater is this gem. We came in the winter on our way home and because out Airbnb host suggested it as great spot just inside Wells Grey Park. Well worth the side trek!
  • February 23, 2017
    Great natural wonder a quick drive off the highway!
  • August 7, 2016
    Easily accessible and a glorious view. Super interesting volcanic landform and processes. Different than the usual glacial landforms seen around most of British Columbia.
  • February 9, 2017
    Beautiful location.short walk from the parking area, with a nice platform viewing area.

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