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Rattling Brook Falls is north of King's Point. Take Highway 390 north from the Trans Canada towards Springdale. Turn left onto Highway 391 and follow it to King's Point. The name changes to Main Street. Follow the road north out of Kings Point along the shore.
The path to the Falls is on the west side of the road while on the east side there is a small park with additional parking. From the start you begin to climb sets of stairs connected by well maintained trails and boardwalks. Along the way there are lookouts that provide great views of the face of the mountain, the falls and Green Bay on Notre Dame Bay. The water flow over the falls depends in part on the weather. A lot of recent rain will add to the visual drama. The views on the way up and from the top are really worth the climb.
If you drive a little further up the road you will come to the community of Rattling Brook. It is a small community nestled between the mountains and the Bay. You will see fishing stages and other evidence of a fishing heritage.
Hikes of Western Newfoundland by Katie Broadhurst and Alexandra Fortin is an excellent guide if you like to do trails. The book covers Western and Central Newfoundland as far east as Twillingate. They don't cover every trail, that's almost impossible. You'll find information on a good range of trails that you should consider.
You start with the area map where they show the trails that are covered by the book. The pages about each trail include GPS co-ordinates of the trailhead and a good map of the trail. They also tell you the level of difficulty and distances.
We bought a copy ahead of our June 2015 trip to scout out the trails we wanted to do ahead of time. The book is available on Amazon and you can purchase it through this link.
Before you head to Newfoundland, you may want to consider one or more of the great field guides that are available. We have done short reviews of the following: