Friday, 3 August 2012


WHITTIER BROOK FALLS
Upper Rawdon, Hants County
N 45° 05.01 8 W 063° 42.524
20T E 444222 N 4992485



RIVER: Whittier Brook
CLASS: multiple cascades
SIZE: 10', 15', 10'
RATING: excellent (***)

TRAIL: none
DISTANCE: 500m
HIKING TIME: 1 hour
CONDITIONS: difficult

Geocache: GC2ZE4H

NS Atlas Page: 58/X4
NS topo map: 01 1 E04 (Kennetcook)



DIRECTIONS: from Windsor, take Exit 5 off HWY 101 , heading
west on HWY 14. Follow this road approximately 24km to the
community of Upper Rawdon, then turn left (north) on McCarthy
Road (HWY 354, towards Noel). Follow this paved road
approximately 1 km, parking at a small roadside pulloff at
45N04.935 63W42.549.

Trail Description: head across the field into the woods and down
to the stream. There is no discernible trail thru, so you will have
to bushwhack thru and around the deadfall and trees down to
the gorge. When you reach the brook, head upstream to the
falls.



A series of three distinct waterfalls over a 300m distance, you
will have to pick your way upstream, climbing the sides of the
falls to proceed from one set of falls to the next. Although not
tall, the beauty of the small canyon they waterfalls are found in
makes this excursion worth the trip.