Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Boularderie East, Victoria County
45° N 58.285 061° W 14.472
UTM:  20T  E 636245 N 509292

RIVER: MacPhee's Brook
WATERSHED: MacPhees Brook
CLASS:  small cascade
SIZE: 5'
RATING: excellent (****)

TRAIL: roadside
HIKING TIME: 2 minutes

CONDITIONS: moderate, steep sections


NS Atlas Page: 14/V1
NS topo map: 011K01 (Sydney)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from downtown Sydney, (basepoint intersection of Prince St and the Esplanade), follow Kings Road (HWY 4) south towards Sydney River, 4.8km, merging onto HWY125 WEST(Peacekeepers Way) at EXIT6. Drive 19km, taking EXIT1W onto HWY105 WEST (TransCanada Highway) towards Baddeck. Drive 17.1km and turn right onto Old Route 5. Follow this road approximately 500m, parking well off the side of the road before the guard rail.

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: follow the evident trail alongside the guardrail down into the ravine. MacPhees Brook Falls are fairly small, but the real draw here is to see them flowing from beneath a massive stone wall, from what i understand, was a bridge over MacPhees Brook.