Saturday, 26 July 2014

East Pennant, Halifax County
N 44° 28.692 W 063° 37.670 
UTM: 20T E 450070 N 4925179

RIVER: Pennant River
CLASS: multiple cascades
SIZE: 5ft-8ft
RATING: excellent (****)

TRAIL: established woods trails
HIKING TIME: 30 minutes
CONDITIONS: moderate

Geocache: GCQT6V

NS Atlas Page: 751
NS topo map: 011D05 (Sambro)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from Halifax, take EXIT1D southbound off HWY102, onto Northwest Arm Drive (signed for Sambro and Herring Cove).Drive south 3.6km, then turn right onto Old Sambro Road (HWY306). Continue 1.1km and turn right to remain on Old Sambro Rd (at St.Pauls United Church), and continue a further 16.9km and turn right onto West Pennanat Road. Follow this road 2.0km and park before the bridge where Pennant River flows beneath the highway.

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: follow the well established trail up alongside the right hand side of the river up to the falls, a short way along. Further beyond the falls, following the trail, you will arrive at Grand Lake, with many massive boulders lining its edges. Crystal Crescent Provincial Park, with many further hours of coastal hiking, is just south of this area, just follow the signs.It has three beautiful white sand beaches and a 10km hike from the park to Pennant Point.

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