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Region Map / Lower St. John River / Howland Falls

Howland Falls Trail

Quick Facts

Ratings Legend

Difficulty Easy Features Waterfall
Trail Type Linear Trail Markers None but trail easy to follow
Distance 0.10 km Scenery Rating Beautiful
Estimated Time 15 mins Mainteance Rating Well Maintained
Trail Surface Type Rocky Cell Phone Reception Medium
Elevation Change 24 meters GPS file Available on request


Map Legend

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From the main gate at Mactaquac Provincial Park continue west of Route 105 for 18.8 km. Just past the Bear Island Community Center on your left you will find the Scotch Lake Road on your right.

The Scotch Lake Road is a gravel road and climbs the hill away from the river. After 900 meters you will come to a stone bridge. The waterfall is just below this bridge on the right. There is a parking area on the left just before the bridge. The trail down to the falls is just before that on the right. The trail starts at the back of a small turnout. You should be able to hear the falls from here. There is nothing to identify the trail but once you find it it is clearly identifiable.

Trail Description

Blog Posts

July 23, 2014 - Top 5 Swimming Waterfalls


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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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External Links

Waterfalls of New Brunswick - Howland Falls

Trail last visited June 29, 2014.
Page Last Updated August 17, 2014.