Friday, 10 August 2012

CHRISTIE BROOK FALLS
Murrays Siding, Colchester County
45N22.237 63W11.169
20T E485424 N5024139

photo Robert Pierrynowski (2008)

RIVER: Christie Brook
CLASS: multiple, plunge, plunge/cascade
SIZE: 15',20'
RATING: excellent (***1 /2)

TRAIL: woods trail, stream
DISTANCE: 600m
HIKING TIME: 1 hour
CONDITIONS: moderate

Geocache: GCW0C1

NS Atlas Page: 39/Y3
NS topo map: 011E06 (Truro)

photo Benoit Lalonde (2010)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from Truro, take Exit17 off HWY104 and, if coming from the east, drive along Pictou Road about 300m and turn left onto Salmon River Road. If from the west, merge from the exit onto Brookside Road and continue straight onto Salmon River Road. Drive 1.2km and turn left onto Valleydale Road. Take the second left off this road onto Old Greenfield Road at 700m then drive 1.7km to the first right onto Greg Road. Follow Greg Rd approximately 750m to a trail on your right hand side, just past Charmanac Road on your left. 

photo Sylvia Fisher (2012)

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: follow the trail down to the ravine and brook. The hike is fairly level and the slope into the ravine is not very steep, which makes accessibitily easy. There are two signifigant falls on this brook, one upstream from where the trail leads you to the brook, the other downstream.

Both have deep pools at their bases and flat areas surrounding. 


photo Sylvia Fisher (2012)