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Egypt Falls - Cape Breton

Short drive from the Cabot Trail .Short steep trail to get to Falls. Somewhat rugged with a rope... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Allan M
Short, Strenuous, Worth It

This is a short little hike, but it's steep. You almost have to use the ropes to stable yourself... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Margaree Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
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All reviews steep incline private property trail head decent shape beautiful waterfall visitor center take your time cape breton short legs wear proper shoes ropes glen descent forks trek trailhead piper
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short drive from the Cabot Trail .Short steep trail to get to Falls. Somewhat rugged with a rope line to hold on to , but well worth the effort. We saw children as young as 3 at the Falls. One of the finest waterfalls in...More

Thank Allan M
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This is a short little hike, but it's steep. You almost have to use the ropes to stable yourself as you go up and down the last little bit of the hike. Even on a warm day, this hike is mostly under cover of trees,...More

2  Thank amarchant313
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Egypt Falls (aka Pipers Glen) is a beautiful wide waterfall, well worth the hike. Near the end of the hike it is a bit steep, but there are ropes to hang on to. I think it is a good idea to go slow and take...More

2  Thank Denise W
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

I’d recommend this short hike to anyone who craves a little adventure and is in half decent shape. Steep descent to get to the falls , using ropes to manoeuvre your way down. Well worth the trek , the falls are spectacular ! The climb...More

Thank Cat M
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Warning. Extreme incline especially at the bottom where you have to hold onto a rope. It's worth the decent down and the climb back up though

Thank 752snailm
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I tried everything to get to the Egypt Falls, but we ended nowhere. No one knew, neither did my GPS. I asked the clerk at the Visitor Center in Inverness and this were her directions: The start is from the Visitor Center in Inverness. 4...More

1  Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Easy hike 3/4 down to the water, then ropes are there to help get you all the way down to the river. Beautiful Falls at the bottom with cool refreshing water. Take Pictures, sit and take in its beauty and swim in its pools. Climbing...More

Thank 69cynthiab
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Egypt Falls, should be a National Treasure. It is a little known and tucked away, but a majestic waterfalls on the west coast of Cape Breton. The short 1 km hike is very treacherous and a steep decent, perhaps that is why it is less...More

2  Thank AndrewD2122
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We were looking for a place where we could swim in a waterfall, and were recommended this place. Now, I'll say that a local told us it was steep, but that was the understatement of the century. We set off with our towels, and one...More

2  Thank Megan C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This place has been on my bucket list for a couple of years and we finally made it. The tourist information booth in Margaree Forks provided both written and map directions which were easy to follow. Once we arrive at the top of the falls,...More

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sharon s
26 April 2016|
Response from Capergal51 |
Once you turn off the main road the trail is only a few minutes down. There is a not-so-well-marked parking area at the trail head. You shouldn't have any problem doing the hike, but the climb down using the ropes (there... More