The Most Definitive Guide to Hiking in New Brunswick
|Estimated Time||20 mins return|
|Elevation Change||14 meters|
|Trail Markers||pink ribbons|
|Maintenance Rating||well maintained|
|GPS File||available on request|
The Saint Paddys Falls Trail is a short, but nice hike. The trail cuts through deep moss, in a mostly cedar forest, passing by some very large boulders along the way. After going up over a small ridge you will descend into the wide valley where you will find the falls. The falls is not visible at first because it's hidden behind a large boulder that protrudes from the cliff face. The boulder provides a bit of a lookout platform overlooking the falls. There are trails all around the falls but use caution.
Saint Paddys Falls drops 6 metres (18 feet) over a jagged rock face. There are small falls at the top that feed into the main falls. The valley wall is steep on the far side. The area below the falls is quite wide and flat and includes a swing and a firepit. The highway is visible through the trees from the falls.
On Route 1 near Bocabec, take exit 39 and turn towards Basin Road (away from Saint Andrews). After a very short distance turn left onto Basin Access Road. Drive for 2.5 kilometres and the road will turn to the right away from the highway. Park along the road after this turn, just past the guardrail on the right. You should be able to see the trail enter the woods on the other side of the road.