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Dickson Falls Trail


Dickson Falls gallery


Store Lower St. John River

Quick Facts

Difficulty moderate
Trail Type loop
Distance 1.4 km total
Estimated Time 30 mins
Surface Type crushed rock, boardwalk
Elevation Change 79 metres
Features waterfall, gorge
Trail Markers signs
Scenery Rating must see
Maintenance Rating well maintained
Cell Reception not checked
Dog Friendly on a leash
Fees yes


The trail starts at a large lookout platform that provides a beautiful view of the Bay of Fundy coastline. The lookout platform has many interpretive signs describing the environment, landscape, plants and animals in this area (see gallery). The trail then descends from the lookout platform and into the woods.

Dickson Falls valley at Fundy National Park

The trail is the most popular in the park because its a short hike to a beautiful waterfall. The trail is two loops that come together at the falls. The trail is mostly wide and crushed rock. A boardwalk takes you up through the deep, mossy valley below the falls. The centre trail that overlaps both loops takes you along the stream above the falls. The rest of the trail loops through a mixed wood forest. On our visit we got to see a partridge in a spruce tree just as we were finishing one of the loops.

The stream above Dickson Falls at Fundy National Park

Dickson Falls is 9 metres (26 feet) high and tumbles over a mossy rock face. A lookout platform juts out into the valley just below the falls giving an optimal view of the falls. The stream then tumbles down through the steep sided valley on its way to the Bay of Fundy.


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For directions to the park go to the Fundy National Park page.

Take Point Wolfe Road from the Visitor Centre near Alma. After 2.3 kilometres you will find the parking lot for Dickson Falls on the left. Park here. The trail leaves from the lookout platform at the end of the parking lot.

Parking lot for the Dickson Falls Trail at Fundy National Park

Trail Last Hiked: January 2, 2017.

Page Last Updated: January 5, 2023.