Sunday, 26 August 2012

Wentworth Valley, Cumberland County
45N35.271  63W33.943
20T E455871 N5048412

RIVER: Higgins Brook

CLASS: plunge
SIZE: 55
RATING: excellent (****)
TRAIL: old road
HIKING TIME: 30 minutes
CONDITIONS: moderate

Geocache: GCVEC8

NS Atlas Page: 28/Z4
NS topo map: 011E12 (Oxford)

photo Benoit Lalonde

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from Oxford, travel east on HWY104 8.5km to EXIT7. Take this exit and follow HWY4 southeast 26.6km to Wentworth Valley Hostel on your right. Park here.

photo Sylvia Fisher

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: walk down the highway a few hundred meters further and watch for a wide, clear logging path on your right. Hike up this trail about 400m to the falls. They are also called Higgins Falls or Sylvia Falls.

photo:Catherine Shand (2013)

A beautiful steep cascade that tumbles in many directions across the bedrock, this is an interesting fall in that at the top of the plunge there is a high, clear tunnel that was blasted thru the mountain as a river diversion when they were puttin gin the railroad tracks above. Easily traversed, this tunnel offers a unique viewpoint over the Wentworth Valley.

photo Dennis Rycroft

photo by Tammy Aucoin (2014)

Nearby you will find Ski Wentworth, with over 20 runs of varying difficulty, a half-pipe, moguls and terrain areas. There are also over 10km of groomed cross-country ski trails on top of the mountain. During the summer camping is available at Wentworth Provincial Park nearby.

 photo geoscotians

 photo Robert Pierrynowski

photo Phil Wilkinson

photo:Catherine Shand (2013)

 photo by Tammy Aucoin (2014)

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