Spahat Falls, Clearwater

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#3 of 6 in Parks in Clearwater
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. Take a look at our Clearwater travel route planner to schedule your visit to Spahat Falls and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The Spahat falls are in two stages in a valley which is clearly visible volcanic activity. The River meanders further in an incredibly Green Valley - just beautiful. Should you not neglected this waterfall on the way to the Helmcken falls.
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  • This is the first waterfall on the road to Clearwater lake. Loses out a bit to Helmcken, as it is not as tall or powerful, but still worth a visit. A short walk from the car park.  more »
  • Also, this waterfall is simply beautiful. Could the little brother of the Helmcken be falls. Located directly at the parking lot. Should you consider also definitely if it is already there.
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  • Good viewpoint over a great waterfall and canyon. There's really not much more they can do with it, although perhaps a view down into the canyon above the pool with waterfall comes from would be cool. Also, the carpark and access road are not cleared in winter - do not drive down unless you have the car for it!
  • Beautiful waterfall. A bit jarring having a food kiosk in the parking lot.
  • 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.
  • Easy access and stunning in the winter!
  • 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!

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