The Birch Bluffs Rim Trail is a side trail from the official BC Parks Moul Falls Trail. Just above Moul Falls is a bridge that crosses over onto private property owned by the Neaves. Hikers may cross the bridge and then veer west to the brink of the falls and beyond to the Birch Rim. Mindful that the first section is across private property, we should tread lightly and respectfully.
The trail goes out to the top of edge of the cliffs overlooking the Clearwater River and follows it north to Coal Creek Falls and beyond. A junction goes down to McDiarmid Falls lower down on Grouse Creek and to the Clearwater River.
The Birch Bluffs Rim Trail stays on top of the cliffs all the way to Coal Creek Falls. From the bridge to the falls and back is about 9km of hiking and if we start at the Moul Falls trailhead, the whole route would be about 14km, but it is fairly level and quite scenic, a good choice for a hike on a nice day.
The trail is a bit rough, it follows close to the cliffs’ edge, and there may be some fallen trees along the route so it may not be suitable for children or pets. We were fortunate enough to have Roland Neave lead us on the trail. For more information, check out Roland’s book Exploring wells Gray Park.