West Bass River Falls

West Bass River Falls

West Bass River Falls There is no easy way into this falls... the old Economy dirt road may require a 4x4 vehicle, depending on the weather and time of year. Getting to the falls itself requires hard bushwhacking upstream for a few kilometres on the river, and some vertical climbing.

Follow Hwy 102 from Halifax to Truro, exiting left (exit #15) onto Hwy 104 towards New Brunswick. Exit right onto Glenholme Loop, then turn right onto old highway. Follow a short distance and exit left on Route 2 towards Parrsboro. Drive to community of Bass River, then turn right at sharp left bend in the road (just past bridge). Follow road to sharp right bend, and exit left onto dirt road (Old Economy Road). Follow this dirt road until you cross the second small bridge (at the base of a big climb). Park here and walk right until you reach the river. Follow the river upstream for a few kilometres and you will be rewarded by the sight of a beautiful waterfall, cascading over 70 feet down a sloping cliff-face. There are two smaller (but equally beautiful) falls just above the big falls.

Category: Backcountry Hike
Region: Minas Basin


Nova Scotia Scenic Destinations: West Bass River Falls

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