Location: Northeastern British Columbia.
Turn onto Sanctuary Road off Highway 29 approximately seven kilometers Northwest of Tumbler Ridge,
then drive for eight kilometers on a gravel road to the trailhead.
mountain, and valley views. "Under cliff rest spot" side trail. Shade.
Interpretive signs. Relatively benign trail.
Steep unbarricaded drop-offs. Hiking poles and
boots are recommended.
Northern BC Backroad Mapbook (3rd edition)
44 (Tumbler Ridge) D1. The latest edition of Backroad Mapbook for this and other regions, as well as GPS maps, are available at
094 - Bergeron
Falls Trail Hike.
Map and Brochure of Bergeron Cliffs Hike - PDF file from wnms.ca.
Other Trips in Tumbler Ridge Area:
Bootski Lake Trail Hike,
Mount Clifford Trail Hike,
Trail Hike, Windfall
Lake Trail Hike,
Stone Corral Trail Hike,
Monkman Falls Hike,
Knee Falls Trail Hike,
Barbour Falls Trail Hike,
Hiking Route, Babcock Falls Visit,
Titanic Trail Hike,
Boulder Gardens Route
Hike, Town of Tumbler Ridge,
Tepee Falls Trail Hike,
Pinnacle Peak Route
Mine Road & Windfall Creek FSR,
Bergeron Cliffs is a rather short but quite an enjoyable trail,
leading to four viewpoints and one brief side trip to an "under cliff
rest spot," where you can see various layered stones piled into several
attractive configurations. Bergeron Falls and Bergeron Cliffs hikes
share the same trailhead, and split shortly thereafter. There is also a
connecting trail between the two. If you do decide to hike both trails
in one day, it is probably better to start with Bergeron Falls and then,
time and stamina permitting, spend another 2.5 hours or so on the
Bergeron Cliffs trail.
1. For directions to the trailhead, please see the
Trail Hike report. We start with the split where Bergeron Falls
trail is on the right, and Bergeron Cliffs is on the left. This is the
same photo as on photo #11 of the Bergeron Falls Trail Hike report.
Bergeron Falls and Bergeron Cliffs Trail Split
2. Bergeron Cliffs trail after the split.
Bergeron Cliffs Trail near Tumbler Ridge BC Canada
3. Half an hour after the start of the hike, the first attraction is a
very short side trail called "under-cliff rest spot."
Bergeron Cliffs Trail Under-Cliff Rest Spot Side Trail
4. Here is the rest spot under the cliff.
Under-Cliff Rest Spot Bergeron Cliffs Trail BC Canada
5. And this is just a neat view.
6. Moving on.
Bergeron Cliffs Trail in the Province of British Columbia Canada
7. Fifteen minutes after than under-cliff rest spot side trail, the
first viewpoint arrives, with this warning message.
Bergeron Cliffs Trail First Viewpoint Warning Message
8. The first viewpoint. And the drop-off, indeed, is quite steep.
View from Bergeron Cliffs Trail near Tumbler Ridge BC Canada
9. That's a big valley, with the
Town of Tumbler Ridge
barely seen in the far middle of the photo.
First Viewpoint Bergeron Cliffs Trail
10. The trail then continues.
Bergeron Cliffs Trail Hike
11. The second, most impressive viewpoint also comes with a warning
sign. It takes about 1.5 hours from the trailhead to get here.
Coordinates: N 55'10'635 W 121'01'367. Elevation: 1,115 meters.
Bergeron Cliffs Second Viewpoint Warning Sign
12. Looking to the right from the second viewpoint, there is this
Cliff Seen from Bergeron Cliffs Trail Second Viewpoint
13...which looks like a face...
Cliff looks like a face on Bergeron Cliffs Trail BC Canada
Face-looking cliff Bergeron Cliffs Trail British Columbia
15. A bit more to the left.
View from Bergeron Cliffs Trail near Tumbler Ridge British Columbia
16. Looking straight. Town of Tumbler Ridge can be seen far ahead.
Town of Tumbler Ridge in the distance as seen from Bergeron Cliffs Trail
17. And more to the left.
Bergeron Cliffs Trail - view from second viewpoint
Here is our video of the view from the second viewpoint:
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18. After the second viewpoint, the views don't get any better. So, if
you are pressed for time, or are too tired after visiting Bergeron
Falls, you won't miss much by turning around and heading back to the
parking lot. Should you consider going further, though, this is the
trail, featuring the remains of a snow dump which occurred several days
earlier and, likely, killed all the mosquitoes (not a single bloodsucker
on this hike, eh!).
Bergeron Cliffs Trail Province of British Columbia Canada
19. Soon, a third viewpoint provides for the same valley views, but no
"stone-faced man" cliff, as you are possibly right on top of it by this
point of the hike.
Bergeron Cliffs Trail Third Viewpoint
20. Looking left.
View from the third viewpoint of Bergeron Cliffs trail by Tumbler Ridge
21. Walk a bit further and...
Photo of Bergeron Cliffs trail in Northeastern British Columbia Canada
22...here is the end.
Coordinates: N 55'09'301 W 120'56'393.
Elevation: 1,168 meters.
End of Bergeron Cliffs trail
23. Looking right.
View from the end of Bergeron Cliffs trail
24. A neat stone formation below.
View at the end of Bergeron Cliffs trail BC Canada
Bergeron Cliffs is definitely recommended, especially the second