This is a nice and short hike to a beautiful waterfall deep in the woods near Maitland. I set off from the end of Selma Rd and although the road appears in topo maps and in google earth..it soon becomes more or less a logging road with deep pools and muddy centres....probably good if you like going off road in jeep or own an atv.
I followed the road for a while until I saw a secondary branch leading north and towards the stream where I thought there might be a waterfall. The stream has carved a nice lyle ravine with some exposed banks...I decided to follow it upstream as there seem to be better contour lines that way. I followed it for a while bu it was difficult because it was winter and the stream was half frozen...After a while, I emerged from the tight ravine and was discourage to see some small one footer fall.
I did the smart thing and pushed another 200m or so and bam there it was a beautiful multi tier waterfall of about 12-15ft. The height is not important here as the fall is quite picturesque and has a large pool in front so you can probably go for a dip in summer.
I noticed that the pool was almost too perfect..and it was someone has taken out all the small shrubs on the sides and there s no deadfall in the way. At the top of the north side, I saw a large atv rack that probably links up to the old Selma logging rd. My track doesn't get back to the car immediately has I was looking for another potential fall on a secondary brook...dont bother, its not worth it.
The funny part about this exploration is that when I came back home and downloaded my gps track in google earth...it showed another track I made a long time ago leading to the exact same fall....I didn't remember it at all!
Go to Maitland and continue to Selma. Take Selma Rd until it becomes a muddy track. Continue on it and make your way to the fall at; 45.290331, -63.547463.
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