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Schoolhouse Mountain Falls

Description: 

These trails offer a moderately strenuous uphill effort to the tall, cascading falls. The first part of the trail goes through a unique and interesting forest swamp ecosystem and the trail is elevated on a pleasant 250 m long boardwalk. The west falls trail veers right and the east falls trail goes to the left. The trails are identifiable by ribbon and use. At the end of both trails, are great views of the Hagensborg area, lower Bella Coola Valley, the massive granite faces on the opposite side of the valley, including Saloomt Peak and Salloompt River valley opposite right, Mill Creek opposite left and Four Mile Ridge above the airport. The east trail is somewhat steeper and cruder but the falls are more impressive than the west falls. You can edge out at the bottom of the falls and this is a great finish if you do want to carry on and scale the steep rock near the top of the falls. The West Falls trail is a mixed difficulty trail with easy sections and a steeper climb at the end. The falls at the end of the trail is a series of small cascades.
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Trail Status: 
Imminent registration
Length, difficulty: 
East – 1.5 km West – 1.8 km East – difficult West – moderate foot
Maintenance requirements: 
Moderate Partial reroute Trail widening Obstacles Stairs/ladder Boardwalk Signage Hazards Safety rail View clearing
Importance: 
Moderate - 9