Friday, 10 August 2012


MacINTOSH MOUNTAIN FALLS
West Bay, Inverness County
45°N44.431  61°W12.101
20T E 0639897 N 5066790

photo: Amanda MacLoed (2013)

RIVER: Red Brook
CLASS: plunge/cascade
SIZE: 20', 1 5'
RATING: average (**1 /2)

TRAIL: bushwhacking
DISTANCE: 150m
HIKING TIME: 15 min
CONDITIONS: moderate

GEOCACHE: none

NS Atlas Page: 33/Y1
NS topo map: 011F11 (Port Hawkesbury)



DIRECTIONS: from Port Hawkesbury, follow Old Route 4, to the
northeast, from the town. Drive 9.5km and turn right on County
Line Road, at Cleveland. Follow this winding highway 3.5km
north to West Bay, and continue north on Marble Mountain
Road. Turn left at the next intersection, onto Cenotaph Road.
Watch for the dirt road to your right, approximately 2.5km along.
Turn onto this road and follow it along the side of the ravine and
down to the hairpin turn, about 1 km in. Park off the road at the
hairpin.



Trail Description: follow the brook, upstream to the falls. They
arent very far but there will be a lot of rock-hopping involved
going up the brook. A difficult set of falls to photograph, they
plunge 1 5 feet and then cascade a further 1 5 feet before the
stream turns abruptly to the right, hiding them from view. I f you
climb halfway up the opposite bank, you can get full view shots
of the falls, but it is very steep terrain.