Sunday, 26 April 2015

BARREN HILL SLIDE FALLS
Grand River Falls, Richmond County
45° N 42.289 060° W 37.033
UTM:  20T  E 671136 N 5059386


RIVER: Barren Hill River
CLASS: slide/cascade
SIZE: 25'
RATING: average (***)

TRAIL: roadside 
DISTANCE: 50m
HIKING TIME: 5 min
CONDITIONS: moderate

GEOCACHE: none

NS Atlas Page: 34/Y2
NS topo map: 011F10 (St. Peter's)



DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from St. Peter's, travel easward along HWY4, 11.4km (through Potlotek First Nation) and turn right onto Soldier's Cove Road. Follow this fairly rough paved road 9.8km to the village of Grand River and turn left at the bridge, onto St.Peter's-Forchu Rd (the Fleur de Lis Trail). Drive 400m to the top of the hill and turn left again (at the graveyard) onto Loch Lomond Rd. Follow  this road for 7.9km, watching for the deep ravine on your left. Park off  the side of the road.



TRAIL DESCRIPTION:pick your way along the left side of the brook to the base of the falls. These are quite nice slide falls, the brook running over a singular sheet of bedrock, rippling as though it were lightly paved cobbles, over a drop of approximately twenty feet. At the base of the falls, the brook turns at an eighty degree angle, giving these falls a turbulent little cascade before the brook continues on to join the Grand River a few hundred meters downstream.