This hike will take you to a waterfall on the Tunnel Brook but I called the hike railroad falls since you are following the track for most of the journey there. This fall is located on a tributary of the Salmon River which flows through Truro. If it wasn’t for the track, this fall would be quite remote but now it is more accessible for most people including children.
You start the track by following the trail on the left from the main dirt road. This trail goes down a fairly steep hill but the trail is in great shape. At the bottom of the hill, make your way to the railroad track. Immediately you will cross another tributary to The Salmon River. Follow the track for about 1.7km to another tributary. Look upstream and if there are not a lot of leaves you should just about see this waterfall.
Go down to the stream and follow it up about 100m to the base of the 35 foot tall waterfall. There is a smaller fall at the top but it’s not worth the hassle of going up the side of the fall to see it. The forest is composed of evergreen and deciduous trees. There is some deadfall on the right hand side so best to avoid this side.
There is also a main set of rapids to see on the Salmon River at about the halfway point of the hike. You will hear the rapids before you see them. Just head into the woods when the roar is at its maximum to see them.
Go to Valley Station (near Truro) and take Old Greenfield Rd. Turn left on Greenfield Rd and then left on Union 1B road. Follow this road Union to a point at approximately (45.398996°N, -63.116021°W) just past a quarry.
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Posted By: Petebert
- Sun Jun 17 19:55:26 UTC 2018
Upsidea nice treat to find the water fall and pools of cool clear water above it! DownsidePlease note the last 1.5km - past the last house and collapsing barn on your left (45.393922, -63.123805) Very rough sharp gravel and is starting to wash out on the left side. Go very slow or park along this section and walk in. Commentwe parked right at the gravel pit and walked about 500m east to an obvious quad trail down to the railroad tracks. 2km of rail road track walking later you'll come to the Tunnel Creek culvert. We didn't find an easy way to the falls on the west side but followed some deer trails up the east side past the falls and down a steep bank just about the falls. nice little water pool right above the falls (our dog swam a bit in there). We crossed the creek and tracked NW through the clear cut area back to the tracks. Didn't venture down to the Salmon River due to time but it is easy to find ways down.
Posted By: Denisewest47
- Sun Jan 30 19:52:07 UTC 2011
QuestionTried to find this trail two different times, wasn't sucessfull. Found the quarry, went down two different trails, found the stream, but no railway tracks. Can you give me further instructions?ANSWERS are in this forum: Railway Falls near Truro, NS