Hike to Silvertip Falls in Wells Gray Provincial Park

Silvertip Falls Parking Area - Search Nearby - Added by Carrie Cole

Silvertip Falls is a lesser known falls in Wells Gray Provincial Park near Clearwater, British Columbia and definitely off the beaten path. Dropping 550 feet, this falls is the tallest waterfall in Wells Gray Provincial Park, coming off the shoulder of Trophy Mountain Plateau. The area is seldom explored, and so the secluded backcountry hike makes for a very special family friendly experience.

To get to Silvertip Falls, follow Clearwater Valley road north towards Wells Gray Provincial park for about 11km. Then turn right onto Spahats Creek Forest Service Road and continue to Silvertip Falls Recreation site which is about 6 km. Park near the outhouse, and you'll find the unmarked trailhead running along the creek. This is not a long hike to the falls at just 1 km but the scenery is beautiful so you will want to linger as you explore the area. The trail was a bit overgrown with devil's club so be careful where you step. Once you get to the foot of the falls it is possible to climb a little higher, but it does become rather steep. The cascading falls provide some beautiful shooting opportunities for the shutterbug.

The Strawberry Moose Snackery back in Clearwater is a great place for fresh baked goods and drinks after the hike.

Falls Coordinates: 51.755328,-119.9224728

Distance

0.6 Miles RT

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Waterfall

Nearby Lodging

Clearwater / Wells Gray KOA

331 Eden Road, Canada

Sicamous KOA

3250 Oxbow Frontage Road, Canada

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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