Eel River Falls Trail
|Distance||2.6 km one-way|
|Estimated Time||1 hr 45 mins|
|Surface Type||rail bed, forested|
|Elevation Change||40 metres|
|Trail Markers||none but easy to follow|
|Maintenance Rating||well maintained|
When you get on the old railbed turn left. Travel on this flat wide trail for about 1.5 kilometers and you will come to a power line. Look to the right and you can almost see the river down in a small valley. Continue on the trail for another 700 meters and turn right onto the first road. After a short distance turn right onto a second road. After 200 meters you will find the trail down to the falls on the left.
Eel River Falls is short falls at only 2 meters high but is impressive because it cuts across the whole width of the river. Part of the shelf that creates the falls extends into two flat rocks at either end of the falls. They make great viewing platforms.
From Route 2 take Route 122 to Canterbury. Soon after entering the village, past a graveyard, turn right onto Mill Street. Drive to the end of Mill Street and turn left onto Upper Skiff Lake Road. Soon after turn right onto Scott Siding Road. Continue on Scott Siding Road until you come to a junction. Turn right onto Dickinson Road. You can access the NB Trail (Old Railbed) anywhere on your right. There is a no trespassing sign at the farmhouse at the end of the road so park somewhere along the road before the house.
Trail Last Hiked: November 15, 2015.
Page Last Updated: December 2, 2015.