Egypt Falls is located in the Upper Margaree area of Cape Breton Island. The best way to reach this area is to follow Hwy 105 towards Whycocomagh, then turn onto Route 395 north, following the shores of Lake Ainslie towards Scotsville. A couple of kms past Scotsville there is a dirt access road on your right. Follow this road as it winds up into the hills... after a few kms look for the Egypt Falls trailhead on your right. It is marked by flagging tape and a survey marker (there may also be a sign?)... at the top of a sharp left bend in the road. Park here, off to the right of the main road.
Follow the well-defined trail as it descends sharply to the waterfall area. The trail is not long but drops steeply to the brook... beware the vertical climb back out. This is a beautiful (and wide!) waterfall, nestled within the Cape Breton highlands. A lovely spot for a picnic or to soak in the fall colours.
Category: Backcountry Hike
Region: Cape Breton Island
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Nova Scotia Scenic Destinations: Egypt Falls
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