Clayton Falls

Bella Coola

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Clayton Falls in Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada is a recreation site on the shores of the North Bentinck Arm, west of Sutlej Point and the BC Ferry Terminal. The day use only park is a popular sightseeing destination in the central coast community because of the ocean views, short hiking trail, picnic sites and the viewpoint over looking Clayton Falls.

From the waterfall viewpoint, Clayton Falls is set back in the trees. The river feeding the falls originates from the slopes of Mount Moore. At the falls the water froths over polished boulders, tumbling into a pool of white water, eventually settling down and continuing its journey to the ocean.

The day use park includes a short 150 metre hiking trail exploring through a forest along the shores of Bentinck Arm to some picnic sites. From the picnic tables the trail circles back to the gravel road. Pick up the trail on the opposite side of the road and continue to the viewing platform and Clayton Falls. The trailhead is located in the main parking lot where there is also some information signs.

The region around Clayton Falls and Mount Moore is also home to many species of wildlife. Some of the birding wildlife in the region, best seen from the trail, include Bald Eagles, Blue Herons and Trumpeter Swans. Other wildlife in the region, best viewed from a far distance, include the Grizzly Bear, deer and mountain goat.

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Clayton Falls
Highway 20
Bella Coola

How To Get ToClayton Falls

From the community of Bella Coola travel west on the main road to the BC Ferry Terminal. Continue driving past the ferry terminal and the Bella Coola Government Wharf. Soon later the paved road then turns to gravel and continues to the Clayton Falls Recreation Site main parking lot on your right. From Bella Coola the distance tot he falls is about 5 kilometres.
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