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Uisge Bàn Falls Provincial Park

715 North Branch Road

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Uisge Bàn Falls

Height: 15 m

Distance (one way): 1.3 km

Difficulty: Easy

Elevation: 30 m

Hiking Time: 1-1.5 hours

Cellphone Coverage: No

Finding the Trailhead: From the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 105) at Baddeck, take exit 9. Turn left onto Old Margaree Road heading north. After crossing the Baddeck River on a single lane bridge, turn right onto Westside Baddeck Road and drive 6.3 km. At the intersection, turn left onto North Branch Road and drive 3.5 km. The entrance to Uisge Bàn Provincial Park is on the left. Park here.

Trailhead: 46º12’11.2”N, 60º46’36.3”W     Waterfall: 46º12’37.8”N, 60º47’18.4”W

The Hike: From where you parked, follow the signage to the fall. The trail starts in an evergreen forest before reaching the Baddeck River and then Fall Brook. This is definitely one of the iconic and better known waterfalls on the island and the well-maintained trail leading to it means that this waterfall may be a bit more visited than most on the island.

Uisge Bàn Falls Provincial Park is a 1.5-hour round trip hike to a spectacular waterfall on Cape Breton Island, 14.5 km (9 mi) north of Baddeck (Highway 105, Exit 9). A 1.5-km (1-mi) trail leads to this spectacular 15-m (50-ft) waterfall in a granite gorge. A 2-km (1.5-mi) trail follows the North Branch River with beautiful hardwood stands along the cliffs. Parking, picnic tables (some with shelters) and vault toilets are on site.

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