Sunday, 12 August 2012

TUMBLEDOWN FALLS
Blackett's Lake, Cape Breton Regional Municipality
46N04.665   60W18.012
20T E708755 N5106229



RIVER: unnamed brook
CLASS: plunge
SIZE: 35'
RATING: average (**1/2)

TRAIL: improved trails
DISTANCE: <100m
HIKING TIME: 30 min
CONDITIONS: moderate

GEOCACHE: none

NS Atlas Page: 14/X4
NS topo map: 011K01 (Sydney)



DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from Sydney, take Exit6W south along Kings Road (HWY4) and drive 5.8km to Blacketts Lake Road. Turn right and drive 1.7km to its conclusion, where it meets up with Coxheath Road. Park in the church lot.



TRAIL DESCRIPTION: follow the well marked trail, run by the Coxheath Hills Wilderness Assosciation, up the hill. When you reach the bench where the trail momentarily levels out, the falls are just off trail. Make your way into the gorge to the base of the falls.


The Coxheath Hills Wilderness Trails are an extensive community-driven hiking area, and following the trail further up will lead you to Pittman's Lodge and panoramic views of Cape Breton.


photo by Rob Romard (2014)