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Second Branch Humes River Falls


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Second Branch Humes River Falls

Height: 15 m

Distance (one way): 4.8 km

Difficulty: Moderate to difficult

Elevation: 300 m

Hiking Time: 3 hours

Cellphone Coverage: Yes

Finding the Trailhead: From the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 105) between St. Patrick’s Channel and Nyanza, turn onto Humes Rear Road, located 1 km southwest of the bridge over Middle River. Drive on the Humes Rear Road for 750 m and park near the school and baseball field.

Trailhead: 46º04’22.5”N, 60º55’26.4”W     Waterfall: 46º03’49.5”N, 60º58’35.8”W

The Hike: From where you parked, start walking on the continuation of the Humes Rear Road. There is a loss of elevation at first to a large wooden bridge over MacNaughtons Brook. After the first bridge, you cross another smaller brook and then walk uphill to an intersection after walking 1.5 km from your car. Turn to the right at the intersection and hike uphill to the narrow, wooden trail head (2.7 km from the parking lot).

There are lots of markers in the trees on the left of the road, and the narrow woodland Trail really begins here. The trail passes by an old rock wall and rock foundations, then it ascends a small hill. As of September 2020, the trail has been completed all the way to the fall with signage provided by the Wagmatcook First Nation. The route goes down one small valley, goes back up hill, and finally makes it to the falls on the Second Branch Humes River.

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