New Trail Bridge at Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area!

May 7, 2021:   Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area is now open for the season with a new trail bridge to lead you to the Gorge lookout!

NBMCA's Adam Whyte talks about the new trail bridge at the Eau Claire Gorge.


The most spectacular scenic feature is the Gorge itself, where the Amable du Fond flows between steep rock walls in a dramatic series of rapids and waterfalls. Below the Gorge, the river widens and winds its way through a cluster of islands before flowing into Smith Lake. A self-guided 1.9 km interpretive trail details the natural and human history of the area, including a log slide and dam built on the property in the 1870s for the Mackey Lumber Company. A logger's cabin, found along the trail, was reconstructed in 1989. Please note the cabin is for day use only - overnight stays and campfires are not permitted.

Trails identified on the map link below.

Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area Trail Map

Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area Trail Brochure

Directions:  From Highway 17, travel east towards Mattawa. Turn on Highway 630 and follow the signs. Entrance to Eau Claire Gorge is on the right (Graham Rd).