If you are looking for a super easy hike near Clinton (BC, Canada), and you like good waterfalls, it is worth checking out Clinton Falls. This mini adventure will lead you to three waterfalls. It’s not a bad pay-off for less than half an hours walk!
Have you ever explored North of Lillooet and beyond the Sea to Sky Highway (99) to the Cariboo Highway (97)? This is part of BC’s Gold Rush Trail with plenty of historic sights and easy access to nature. We stayed in Clinton for a couple of nights to explore the area, and Clinton falls was our first cariboo hike.
Wait, where’s Clinton?
The village of Clinton in BC, Canada is a small community half way between Vancouver and Prince George. The settlement here was founded during the Cariboo Gold Rush; so it feels a bit like you’ve stepped into a cowboy movie, with cool heritage buildings and antique shops. Learn more about the area here. On our visit, we were keen to get outside and explore nature.
Clinton Falls Map
Clinton Falls – the basics
Distance: 1.6 km
Elevation gain: 70m
Time: 20-30 mins
What to bring: You don’t need much it’s a short walk. I brought the 10 essentials because I always do. It’s good to carry bear spray in this region.
Facilities: No facilities here.
How hard is it? Easy. It’s a quick walk to a pretty waterfall
Dog friendly: All trails mentions this good for off-leash dogs, but there are bears in the area, so it may be best to keep dog friends on their leash.
Clinton Falls – Getting started
Turn off Highway 97 (Cariboo Highway) onto Mount Road and drive east turning left at Fenton Road. Park after just over 2.3km by the road. There is space to park next to the wide pathway.
Clinton Falls views
It is only about 500m walk until you reach the middle falls. There is a fabulous view from the side. If you fancy it, you can climb up to the top and look down at the plunging waters.
Keep going to upper Falls
If you don’t mind hiking up a bit of a steep hill, there is another part of the waterfall 200m further along the trail. I LOVED this part.
You can look up to the rugged rocks… And peer down from just above Clinton Falls. It’s gorgeous.
This may be a bit of a short hike, but leads to impressive waterfalls! If you have time, you can retrace your footsteps and see a third waterfall lower than the two we visited.
Fancy more Waterfalls in BC?
We love finding waterfalls! Clinton falls was lovely, but if you are a huge waterfall fan, you may want to drive further to see the waterfalls of Wells Gray Provincial Park (which is basically waterfall heaven!) I’ll also share my waterfall map so you can find other amazing waterfalls. Green means you don’t have to walk, Blue is for waterfalls with easy walks and Dark Blue means you’ll need to do a slightly longer/harder walk to reach them.
If you are visiting Clinton or driving along the Cariboo Highway on your BC road trip, Clinton Falls is a great place to stretch your legs and see some waterfalls. It’s more of an easy stroll than a hike, but it is still fun to get outside! Click on the pins below to save this for later.