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Region Map / Lower St. John River / Kirkpatrick Family Trail

Kirkpatrick Family Trail
(South Branch Oromocto Falls)

Quick Facts

Ratings Legend

Difficulty Easy Features Waterfall
Trail Type Linear Trail Markers None but easy to follow
Distance 1.03 km one way Scenery Rating Beautiful
Estimated Time 45 mins Mainteance Rating Well Maintained
Trail Surface Type Gravel Road Cell Phone Reception None
Elevation Change 31 m GPS file Available on request
Dog Friendly Yes Fees Required No


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On Route 101 about half way between Fredericton Junction and Welsford you will find Meadow Brook Road (on your right if coming from Fredericton Junction). Follow this road for 7.3 km and it will turn to gravel. After another 400 meters you will see the sign for the trail by a gated road on your right. Just past the trail on the left is a small parking area.


The trail follows a woods road through a stand of thinned out Red Pine Trees. There are many stumps that have been carved into different shapes and painted. After 500 meters you will come to a junction. Continue straight past a clearing. You will soon hear the roar of the falls.

The road takes a sharp turn to the right when it hits the ravine. A short distance after the turn you will see the lookout platform that takes you out over the large waterfall. Continue past the platform to a small bench at the end of the road. A trail continues by the bench and descends to the shore below the falls. You can see the falls around the corner of the cliff that leads up to the lookout platform. The river is quite deep below the falls.

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External Links

Waterfalls of New Brunswick - South Branch Oromocto Falls
Oromocto Watershed Association - Kirkpatrick Family Trail

Trail last visited December 26, 2015.
Page Last Updated December 27, 2015.