Friday, 31 May 2013

Arlilngton, Kings County
N 45° 11.296 W 064° 27.106 
UTM: 20T E 385954 N 5004890

RIVER: Resevoir Brook
CLASS: steep cascade
SIZE: 35',
RATING: average (***)

TRAIL: woods trail, some steep, rocky areasa
HIKING TIME: 20 minutes
CONDITIONS: moderate 

Geocache: none

NS Atlas Page: 47/V2

NS topo map: 021H01 (Wolfville)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from Kentville, travel east on HWY101 to Exit12, turning north towards New Minas. Follow the New Minas Connector Rd (which eventually turns into Middle Dyke Rd) 8.5km, then turn left onto HWY341, driving less than 100m and turning right, back onto Middle Dyke Rd. Follow this road 2.4km and turn right onto HWY221 (signed for Baxter's Harbour) and drive 1km. Turn left onto Black Hole Rd (also signed as above) and drive 4.9km, climbing the face of North Mountain. Just after the top of the hill, turn right onto Gospel Woods Road. Follow this road 3.4km, watching for a small turn off on your left, at 45N11.349 64W27.051, just before Resevoir Brook crosses under the road. Park in here, off the road.

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: from the parking area, walk down alongside the side of the road to Resevoir Brook. Follow the trail along the left hand side of the brook, downstream, following along the ridge of the ravine as it forms. When you come to the end of the trail, recognizable by a large tree, bent over perpendicular and having three large trunks growing from it, pick your way down the steep and rocky slope to the base of the falls.

(looking down the hill from the base of the falls)

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