Friday, 6 February 2015

CAMP CARTER FALLS
New Harris Settlement, Victoria County
N 46° 13.645 W 060° 30.922 
UTM: 20T E 691598 N 5122316


 photo by Don Gillis (2011)
RIVER: Gunns Brook
CLASS: steep cascade
SIZE: 30 ft
PITCH: 60deg

RATING: excellent (****)

PK: 46N13.602 /  60W30.893
TRAIL: woods trail/brookslogging
DISTANCE: 115m

HIKING TIME:10 minutes
CONDITIONS: moderate, some steep sections

Geocache: 
GCJPB8

NS Atlas Page: 13/Z1
NS topo map: 011K02 (Baddeck)

photo by Adam Kirk (2012)

DRIVING DIRECTINS: from BADDECK, at EXIT9, travel northeast (towards Sydney) along HWY105, the TransCanada Highway for 32km and turn right onto New Harris Rd, just before the Seal Island Bridge. (at the KOA Campgrounds). Follow this road for 2.1km and park off the right hand side of the road at the pull-off, just before the metal bridge over the brook. 

photo by Don Merritt (2010)


photo by Gwen Rudderham (2014)

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: either follow the brook upstream to the falls, which will require some rock scrambling and stream crossings, which in the summer is quite pleasant, or follow the trail along the higher ridge above the brook on the left hand side of the brook. 

These falls are very popular, and in the summer you may find groups of Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and the like frolicking nearby, as the namesake for these falls, Camp Carter, is a popular Boy Scout camp in Cape Breton. 

photo by Debbie Moffatt (2011)