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Phantom Falls hiking

Halifax Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Phantom Falls ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Phantom Falls?

Phantom Falls or Coal Canyon Falls is a waterfall at Coal Canyon near Oroville, California, within the North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve. The waterfall is 164 feet (50 m) high and runs off the edge of Coal Canyon, in front of a grotto. A small pool at the bottom is home to a California newt subspecies, the Coastal Range newt. As a seasonal waterfall, Phantom Falls runs only during the rainy months, late autumn to early spring. It is named Phantom Falls because it disappears during the dry season. There is no trail to the waterfall, although a parking lot on Cherokee Road provides access for hikers. It is about 2 miles (3.2 km) from the parking lot to the waterfall, which is visible from the rim of Coal Canyon. A strenuous downhill hike then ends at the bottom of the waterfall. The falls can also be reached from Coal Canyon Road at the bottom of Coal Canyon, a hike of about the same distance but longer and more strenuous, over rocky terrain. The shaft of an abandoned gold mine in the grotto behind the falls dates to the California Gold Rush. Today, there is no gold there, but research still takes place in the mineshaft. Entering the mineshaft is difficult but not prohibited.

The Phantom Falls are a set of waterfalls located in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia. The falls are accessible by a short hike from the park's visitor center. The falls are named for their ethereal appearance, which is created by the mist created by the falls. The falls are a popular destination for visitors to the park, and are one of the most photographed locations in the park.


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Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-62.8872904
45.1572495

What are the coordinates and address of Phantom Falls?

Phantom Falls
Dean, NS B0N 2M0, Canada

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Starting Point

The trails at the Phantom Falls in Nova Scotia can be accessed from the town of Tatamagouche.

Why visit Phantom Falls

The Phantom Falls are a beautiful set of waterfalls located in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia. The falls are easily accessible and offer a great view from the bottom. There is also a short hike to the top of the falls that offers an even better view. The falls are a great place to visit for a picnic or just to relax and take in the natural beauty of the area.

Is Phantom Falls in Nova Scotia a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question since what may be a good place for one family may not be ideal for another. That said, Phantom Falls is a beautiful spot and likely enjoyed by all.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Phantom Falls in Nova Scotia are hiking and sightseeing. A bref description not to be missed would be the beautiful waterfalls and stunning views.

1. Hiking - The hiking trails near Phantom Falls are some of the best in Nova Scotia. There are plenty of routes to choose from, so everyone can find the perfect one for them.

2. Swimming - The falls are a great place to take a swim on a hot day. The water is refreshing and the view is stunning.

3. Picnicking - There are plenty of spots near the falls to set up a picnic and enjoy a meal outdoors. The scenery is beautiful and it's the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

4. Fishing - The falls are a great spot to fish, especially if you're looking for trout. The river is full of them and they're easy to catch.

5. Wildlife Viewing - The area around the falls is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, bears, and eagles. It's a great place to go for a nature walk and see some of the local animals in their natural habitat.

Where to eat?

1. The Lunenburg Foundry- This restaurant is located in the heart of Lunenburg and is known for its fresh seafood.

2. The Wooden Monkey- This restaurant is located in Halifax and is known for its local, organic, and sustainable food.

3. The Canteen- This restaurant is located in Dartmouth and is known for its fresh, made from scratch food.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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