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Region Map / Upper St. John River / Grand Falls

Grand Falls Gorge Trails

Quick Facts

Ratings Legend

Difficulty Easy Features Dam, Falls, Gorge
Trail Type Linear Trail Markers None but easy to follow
Distance 0.73 km Scenery Rating Must See
Estimated Time 20 mins return Mainteance Rating Well Maintained
Trail Surface Type Crushed Rock and Forested Cell Phone Reception Not checked
Elevation Change 16 meters GPS file Unavailable at this time


Map Legend

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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.

Trail Description

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.

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Town of Grand Falls / Grand Sault

Trail last visited March 18, 2010.
Page Last Updated April 13, 2013.