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Saint Paddys Falls Trail

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St. Paddys Falls

Quick Facts

Difficulty moderate
Trail Type linear
Distance 400 metres
Estimated Time 20 mins return
Surface Type forested
Elevation Change 14 meters
Features waterfall
Trail Markers pink ribbons
Scenery Rating beautiful
Maintenance Rating well maintained
Cell Reception strong
Dog Friendly yes
Fees none

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Description

The Saint Paddys Falls Trail is a short, but nice hike. The trail cuts through deep moss, in a mostly cedar forest, passing by some very large boulders along the way. After going up over a small ridge you will descend into the wide valley where you will find the falls. The falls is not visible at first because it's hidden behind a large boulder that protrudes from the cliff face. The boulder provides a bit of a lookout platform overlooking the falls. There are trails all around the falls but use caution.

Boulder on the St. Paddys Falls Trail

Saint Paddys Falls drops 6 metres (18 feet) over a jagged rock face. There are small falls at the top that feed into the main falls. The valley wall is steep on the far side. The area below the falls is quite wide and flat and includes a swing and a firepit. The highway is visible through the trees from the falls.

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Directions

On Route 1 near Bocabec, take exit 39 and turn towards Basin Road (away from Saint Andrews). After a very short distance turn left onto Basin Access Road. Drive for 2.5 kilometres and the road will turn to the right away from the highway. Park along the road after this turn, just past the guardrail on the right. You should be able to see the trail enter the woods on the other side of the road.

Saint Paddys Falls Trail Head

Trail Last Hiked: April 10, 2021.

Page Last Updated: November 27, 2021.