Saturday, 8 September 2012

WHITE ROCK FALLS
White Rock, Kings County
45N02.672 65W25.839
20T E387330 N4988893


RIVER: unnamed tributary of the Gaspereau River

CLASS: steep cascades
SIZE: 15', 10', 15'
RATING: average (***)

TRAIL: old road
DISTANCE: 200km
HIKING TIME: 20 minutes
CONDITIONS: moderate

GEOCACHE: none

NS Atlas Page: 47/V5
NS topo map: 021H01 (Berwick)

lower falls

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from Kentville, downtown, travel south on HWY12 (Chester Road) 3.8km to Exit13 and turn left to merge onto HWY101. Drive down this road another 3.8km to Exit12 and take this exit, turning right onto New Canaan Road. Follow this road for 250m, taking the first left onto Highbury School Road. Drive down this road 2.4km and turn left onto White Rock Road. Follow this road another 2.4km and watch for a clearing on your right hand side, pull in here and park.


TRAIL DESCRIPTION: follow the trail from parking towards the brook approximately 200m. This parallels the brook. When you can hear the falls to your left, bushwhack down to the brook. This two tiered cascade drops about 15 feet and ten feet again after that.

Aside from the main falls, there are long and steep cascades downstream and a further 15 foot fall as you approach the Gaspereau River. The stream bed is fairly choked with deadfall making the hike downstream a slow one.


full shot of upper falls