From the Recreation Site follow a forestry trail going east for about 1 km to where it joins the Indian pack trail overlooking the Blackwater River. A further 1.5 km reaches a fork where taking the right fork (Canyon Trail) continues near the river. Taking the left fork ascends grassy slopes to the escarpment for 1.3 km and an excellent viewpoint. Follow the escarpment east for 1.5 km where markers lead you down to the Canyon Trail. Follow the Canyon Trail west until it joins the main trail and back to the Recreation site with some impressive views along the way.
The trail is well trodden and dry with relatively gradual slopes in places, and an elevation gain of less than 300 meters.
Drive west on Highway 16 for 9.4 km from the Highway 97 junction and turn left onto the Blackwater Road. Drive for 70.8 km to the Blackwater Recreation Site. Drive time 1.25 hours each way.