|Trail Type||Linear||Trail Markers||None but easy to follow|
|Distance||2.55 km one way||Scenery Rating||Beautiful|
|Estimated Time||1 hr 45 mins||Mainteance Rating||Well Maintained|
|Trail Surface Type||Rail Bed, Forested||Cell Phone Reception||Medium|
|Elevation Change||40 m||GPS file||Available on request|
|Dog Friendly||Yes||Fees Required||No|
From Route 2 take Route 122 to Canterbury. Soon after entering the village, past a graveyard, turn right onto Mill Street. Drive to the end of Mill Street and turn left onto Upper Skiff Lake Road. Soon after turn right onto Scott Siding Road. Continue on Scott Siding Road until you come to a junction. Turn right onto Dickinson Road. You can access the NB Trail (Old Railbed) anywhere on your right. There is a no trespassing sign at the farmhouse at the end of the road so park somewhere along the road before the house.
When you get on the old railbed turn left. Travel on this flat wide trail for about 1.5 kilometers and you will come to a power line. Look to the right and you can almost see the river down in a small valley. Continue on the trail for another 700 meters and turn right onto the first road. After a short distance turn right onto a second road. After 200 meters you will find the trail down to the falls on the left.
Eel River Falls is short falls at only 2 meters high but is impressive because it cuts across the whole width of the river. Part of the shelf that creates the falls extends into two flat rocks at either end of the falls. They make great viewing platforms.
This trail is in the Hiking NB trail guide for the Lower St. John River Valley Region - Meductic to Fredericton. The guide is available for download below:
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Trail last visited November 15, 2015.
Page Last Updated December 2, 2015.