Egypt Falls

Length Duration Difficulty Cell Service
13.58 km 3-4h 3 No

The Egypt Falls (originally Appin Falls) trail offers a quick descend down to the widest waterfall (~60 feet) on Cape Breton Island. The road you park on, is also the road that takes you into Pipers Glen. This is a great 12 km or more addition to this hike to make it even more worth the drive out.

Please note the 13.58 km distance includes the walk into Pipers Glen as a warm up before going down to the falls. While we recommend this, it is entirely optional. You can head directly to the falls which is a very short and steep trek.

– sometimes referred to as Pipers Glen Falls or Appin Falls.
– the locals often refer to it as the Curtains.


Trail Head


Parking is available along the road near the trail head.


Egypt Falls & Pipers Glen

Egypt Falls & Pipers Glen




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  1. Hello,

    I am originally from Egypt and I have recently moved to Halifax, NS. I am really curious about visiting “Egypt Falls” and also to know the reason why this place was named so. Do you have an answer?

    • Hi Mostafa, we believe the answer may simply be because it is located on Egypt Road, but have not found any concrete information for you. Egypt Road may have gotten its name from/based on Egypt Brook. Will let you know if we find out anything else. Thanks!