Sylvia Falls | Clearwater, BC

Hiking Down to the Base and Standing Under Sylvia Falls along Mahood River in Wells Gray Provincial Park in Summer - Clearwater, BC, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

July 30, 2012: Hiking to the base of Sylvia Falls


Wells Gray Provincial Park is a large wilderness park located in east-central British Columbia, Canada. The park has many volcanoes, mineral springs, glaciers, and waterfalls. One of such waterfalls is Sylvia Falls on Mahood River, located 3.5km above the joint junction of Mahood River and Clearwater River. Sylvia Falls is 20m (66ft) high and 90m (295ft) wide and cascades across a glacial moraine. The falls is noticeably eroding upstream and changing its appearance faster than other waterfalls in the park, since glacial deposits are fairly soft. Only 100m (328ft) downstream is Goodwin Falls which is 10m (33ft) high and 60m (197ft) wide. Read below for map and driving direction.

Hiking Down to the Base and Standing Under Sylvia Falls along Mahood River in Wells Gray Provincial Park in Summer - Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

July 30, 2012: Sylvia Falls is actually pretty big. It is 90m wide x 20m high. I wasn't able to hike all the way down to the base and stand directly under the falls, because the water level was still pretty high. Already I look small in this photo!! I'll probably vanish if continuing further upstream. Pretty cool. :D

Hiking Down to the Base and Standing Under Sylvia Falls along Mahood River in Wells Gray Provincial Park in Summer - Clearwater, BC, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

July 30, 2012: Sylvia Falls and Goodwin Falls are so amazing after 4km hike. I didn't take any photos of Goodwin Falls because I couldn't find a good viewing spot. I'll try it next time during autumn season when water level is low.



Hiking Down to the Base and Standing Under Sylvia Falls along Mahood River in Wells Gray Provincial Park in Summer - Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

July 30, 2012: Want a quiet vacation for a family trip and adolescent kids? This can be on your list. Because there are so many waterfalls in Wells Gray Provincial Park that are more easily accessible by car, most visitors neglect this spectacular waterfalls. Actucally not just one waterfalls; there are TWO waterfalls on this trail!

Hiking Down to the Base and Standing Under Sylvia Falls along Mahood River in Wells Gray Provincial Park in Summer - Clearwater, BC, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

July 30, 2012: This can be a romantic secluded trip for couples, too.

Hiking Trail Map & Driving Direction

Read Sylvia Falls Hiking Trail for more info.

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