Grand Falls Gorge Trails
|Estimated Time||20 minutres return|
|Surface Type||crushed rock, forested|
|Elevation Change||16 metres|
|Features||dam, falls, gorge|
|Trail Markers||none but easy to follow|
|Scenery Rating||must see|
|Maintenance Rating||well maintained|
|Cell Reception||not checked|
When heading north on Route 2 take exit 77 onto Madawaska Road (Route 108). Travel 2.3 km to downtown Grand Falls and find the tourist information parking on the right before the bridge. This is where you will find many views of the dam. Continue on past this parking lot and stay right to cross the bridge (Broadway Street). The parking lot you are looking for is just to the left on the south side of the bridge but you can't turn into the first one-way street. Continue up the hill to either Victoria or Church street and turn left. Turn left again on Sherriff street and again at Laforest road. You will come to the parking lot just before you get back to the bridge.
When heading south on Route 2 take exit 75 and turn right on Route 108. Travel 1.3 km and at the stop sign turn left towards Grand Falls Centre. Travel 3.9 km to downtown Grand Falls and find the tourist information parking on the right before the bridge. From here the directions are the same as above.
Grand Falls is the largest waterfall east of Niagara Falls, dropping from 23 m (75 feet) into a sheer faced gorge. The gorge is over 1.5 km in length. On the north is the visitor information center with a large lookout of the falls. There is also a small paved trail to views of the gorge below the falls. There is a small trail on the south side of the gorge running along the top of the cliffs from the dam to the first large bend in the gorge. There are several small lookouts along the trail that give you a good view of the gorge.
Trail Last Hiked: March 18 2010.
Page Last Updated: April 13, 2013.