Diver’s Bluff and Eagle’s View
Posted on: July 9, 2019 11:35 pm
by: Doug Smith
We padded up Clearwater Lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park to the Diver’s Bluff Marine Campground, then hiked the Eagle’s View Trail. We launched our boats (canoes and kayaks) and headed up the west shore of the lake. With calm conditions we were at our destination in about 75 minutes.
From the boat launch at the end of the Wells Gray Corridor to Diver’s Bluff is 6 km. We got an early start for our paddle up the lake. The lake was calm and quiet. In the distance we could see Garnet Peak and Mt. Huntley at the end of the lake.
The deepest part of Clearwater Lake is at Diver’s Bluff, named after the cliffs where adventurer’s jump into the lake not far from the the campsite.
We landed on the shoreline then donned our hiking boots for a steep 3km return hike to the bluffs overlooking the lake.
This pleasant trail winds through a damp forest before climbing the ridges above.
From Eagle’s View the south end of Clearwater Lake stretches down to Osprey Falls.
To the southeast the Trophy Mountains rise above the hills of Wells Gray Park.
To the east Azure Peak stands above the lake.
We returned back to the shoreline and then paddled back down the lake. A light tailwind made the paddle back easier.
Clearwater Lake is a wonderful destination to paddle (and to camp) so we were pleased to return to do a 12 km paddle plus the 3 km hike, an all-day venture (with 2 hours of driving each way).