The hike to the bottom of the four falls is quite easy as it flows an old clearing and then an old cart path. The forest around the fall is a mature evergreen forest with a high canopy. the first three falls are about 15, 5 and 5 feet each with the last and hidden one being at lest 70ft. To get to the last one you have to climb a very steep slope and then follow the contour lines before dropping back at the base of the falls. there seems to be enough depth at the base and between fall 2 and 3 to have a good soak in the summer time.
NEW: there are two more waterfalls upstream of the traditional hidden fall. Basically follow the brook upstream. the first fall is accessible either through he river at a narrowing of the stream or you have to climb up on the left hand side (facing upstream) and then carefully find the one spot that you can actually climb down to the river...it is doable without a rope. Afterward climb back p and make your way more upstream and drop back don to the stream side right ayer the waterfall and then follow it to the next 40-50ft fall!. Afterward head up the steep slope on a western heading and drop down the tributary on the west side for some more smaller falls.
Highway 2 to Parrsboro. The stream to follow upstream bisects the highway at 45.428013, -64.255917
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Posted By: lmesheau
- Sat Oct 19 22:51:46 UTC 2019
QuestionI would love to try this trail. I am confused.... is it 6 km total and 1 hour each way?
How can it be 6 km and a one hour hike, unless you are trail running at a very high pace?
I am 66 and would love to do this trail. However, I'm not up to 12 km return. But 6 km return would be great.
Any thoughts? Has anyone done this trail, and could advise me? Thanks!ANSWERS are in this forum: 6 km = 1 hour? can someone clarify this?
Posted By: lauraahawkins
- Sat Jan 26 22:16:37 UTC 2019
UpsideThis is my absolute favourite waterfall in Nova Scotia (and I've visited many!). While there isn't a big hike involved, this spot has a magical energy about it. Watching the water flow from pool to pool in the 3 tiers is such a treat. Climbing up to the top is well worth it as you can dip into the pool in the summer. DownsideIt is quite steep and takes a climb and some scaling to get to the upper fall. Not accessible for all. CommentMy favourite waterfall in Nova Scotia, among the 10 I've listed. Will always come back! http://lauraahawkins.com/local-adventures/10-nova-scotia-waterfalls-to-chase/