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Reddin Falls Trail

Quick Facts

Ratings Legend

Difficulty Moderate Features Waterfall, Stream
Trail Type Linear Trail Markers Orange Ribbons
Distance 2.31 km Scenery Rating Beautiful
Estimated Time 2 hours Mainteance Rating Variable
Trail Surface Type Forested, Stream Crossings Cell Phone Reception None
Elevation Change 37 meters GPS file Available on request
Fees required: No Dog Friendly Yes


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Directions

Find the Kiersteadville Unite Baptist Church along route 850 in Kiersteadville. Park on the left side of the church at the back of the parking lot. There is a road that continues into a cow pasture at the back left corner of the parking lot. Walk on this road a short distance and you will come to an electric fence used to keep the cows in. There are two small white handles near the post that allows you to tempararily unhook the fence and pass through. Make sure you reattach both when you are through so that the cows don't get out.

Continue through the field past the shelter to the fenceline. Almost directly behind the shelter, and about midway across the fence, you will find a path through the long grass and two more handles on a post. Pass through the fence and once again it is important to make sure you securely reattach the handles.

The trail enters the woods on an old woods road. Follow the road down to the stream to the first stream crossing. The old road/trail crosses the stream ten times on the way to the falls. Make sure you bring appropriate footware. The trail is well beaten down in most places due to the many visitors, but there are sometimes choices to make. All branches of the trail follow the stream valley and are not far apart. If in doubt just follow the stream. Eventually you will start to hear the falls and soon after you will see them from a distance



When we visited in August the cow pasture was dry. There was also no signs of cows. The pasture may be muddier if wet and messier with cows. An alternative route may be to follow the stream from where it crosses route 850. From the church travel back towards the Bellisle Ferry (south-west) for 250 meters to where the stream crosses the road. Follow the stream until you come to where the old road crosses the stream and the main trail starts. It should be about 500 meters from the pavement to the woods road. Note: We did not have time to confirm this different access. If you attempt this access we would like to know about it.


Description

We were very pleased with Reddin Falls. This 7 meter high waterfall plunges into a beautiful pool. After hiking through the woods for almost an hour on a hot August day it was nice to see that the pool would make a great place to swim. The falls is surrounded by cliffs on three sides. Along one side is a nice gravel beach. We did not venture up to the top of the falls but we could see more cliffs rising up at least twice as high just behind the falls.

The waterfall is angled and has undercut the rock on one side. You could swim underneath the overhang and look up at the large trees clinging to the cliff edges above. The swimming was excellent with the nice gravel bottom. The water was cool (not too cool) and refreshing, and about 8-10 feet deep directly underneath the falls.


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Waterfalls of New Brunswick - Reddin Falls


Trail last visited August 16, 2015.
Page Last Updated August 18, 2015.

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