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Silver Falls Trail, Saint John

Silver Falls Trail

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Lower St. John River Valley Region

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Silver Falls in Saint John

Quick Facts

Difficulty easy-difficult
Trail Type loop
Distance 600 meter return
Estimated Time 30 mins
Surface Type field, old road
Elevation Change 25 meters
Features waterfall
Trail Markers none but easy to follow
Scenary Rating beautiful
Maintenance Rating well maintained
Cell Reception strong
Dog Friendly yes
Fees none
GPS File available on request

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Description

The trail starts by following an old road along the top of the hill. The trail overlooks a field down to the stream and a large wetlands below the oil refinery. Not your typical nature views but still a nice walk. After a short distance a trail leaves the road and crosses the field on the right. This is the most direct way to the falls.

The trail comees out to a rocky point on the stream. Looking up the stream you will see a small rapids but not the main waterfall. To see the falls climb up the hill and then carefully descend the steep, sharp cliff with the help of a rope. Once down you are on another point that provides views of the falls, the pool that it pours into, and the surrounding cliffs.

Climb back up the cliff and continue on a narrow trail that follows along the top of the falls. Careful because the trail is narrow with no protection from the drop. Another trail follows along this trail but further up in the field. The field trail continues in a loop and returns to the old road. Turn left on the old road and continue back to the parking area.

Directions

Drive east on Loch Lomond Road past the oil refinery. After 850 meters from the entrance to the oil refinery you will find a church on the left. Just past the church on the right is a small parking area. Park here. The trail follows and old road off the end of the parking area.

Trail Last Hiked: May 9, 2018.

Page Last Updated: March 22, 2019.