This is a small (1.67km-return) unofficial trail to a very big waterfall on the upper reaches of the Musqodoboit river. I saw the name Phantom on a piece of board nailed on a tree by the fall. This is a very massive waterfall and there are also some smaller ones downstream of the main one.
Looking on GoogleEarth there seems to be some other big white areas on the stream close by (looking upstream) and these could be other falls that I did not get the time to get to. The unoffcial trail is flagged and starts into a logged area before entering a mature evergreen forest which in the summer would shaded. At the top of the fall there is lots of space for a tent and by the looks of it, it has been used by locals in the past as such.
Make you way to Upper Musquodoboit. From the corner of where highway 224 and 336 meet, continue 4.5km on highway 336 to a dirt road on your right. Take dirt road for about 1.8km (drive over a bridge at mid point). Park and try to finf some flagging tape on your right which will lead to the falls..about 800m from the road. Not sure if that road is plowed in winter.
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Posted By: AndrewD
- Tue May 14 00:49:50 UTC 2019
UpsideSigned very well Good sized fall Short and easy hike DownsideIn order to get to the "designated parking area" you are going to want to be driving an SUV at the very least. It is a rough rocky road going in for about 1.5 km, however you can park and opt to walk in and it would be a very easy walk. CommentThis fall is only about an hour from Halifax and is very accessible. When you are in the area be sure to check out Gleason Brook Fall!
Posted By: nic_ashley
- Mon Dec 03 01:01:56 UTC 2012
UpsideEasy to get to falls, neat, someone has installed rope guides to get down steep areas DownsideHard to find in the winter (sign is facing the wrong way down the road) and the road is awful (unless you have an ATV/SUV) CommentAt some point past the bridge you will see some coloured arrows tacked onto the trees. They will lead you to the falls. There is a slight "parking area" on the right hand side but the sign is facing UP the road, not toward you. We missed it the first time we drove down the street.
Posted By: Matthew_the_explorer
- Sat Apr 03 03:20:18 UTC 2010
UpsideAmazing! The trail was cleared very well to the water fall. The picture does not show this water fall complete justice. I recommend this hike to anyone! DownsideThere was no real path to the bottom of the water fall, however it is not that hard to bush whack a little bit until you are able to climb down the hill to the water. (do this with caution!)