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Region Map / Upper St. John River / Gibson Falls

Gibson Creek Falls Trail

(Kilmarnock Falls)

Quick Facts

Ratings Legend

Difficulty Easy Features Waterfall
Trail Type Linear Trail Markers Red Blazes
Distance 0.5 km Scenery Rating Beautiful
Estimated Time 20 mins Mainteance Rating Well Maintained
Trail Surface Type Forested Cell Phone Reception Variable
Elevation Change 47 meters GPS file Available on request
Dog Friendly Yes Fees Required No


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From the town of Woodstock cross the Grafton Bridge over the St. John River. At the intersection on the other side of the bridge turn right onto Route 105. Travel for 1.9 km and turn left on Parker Road. Just after turning keep left on Upper Kilmarnock Road. The road will soon turn to a gravel road. Travel on this road for 9.3 km and you will cross a small bridge. Park on the left just past the bridge. The trail is an ATV trail on the right and is identified by an arrow sign.

The Upper Kilmarnock Road is hard, flat and wide but it is full of potholes so rough. Drive slowly and you should have no problem.


The Gibson Falls trail follows Gibson Creek below the bridge. After a short distance the ATV trail turns away from the stream to go around a rocky area. A walking trail continues through the rocky area along the stream. The trail then comes out into a clearing near the top of the falls.

Cross the clearing and you will find a rocky cliff that protrudes out over the falls and the pond below. Be carefull because its a long way down. Continuing on the trail to the left will take you along the cliff tops down along the stream. After a short distance you will find a steep trail down to the base of the pond below the falls. After another short distance there is another trail that is a little less steep. The trails down to the stream may be too steep for small children.

The pond at the bottom of the falls is large and deep and makes a great swimming hole. The stream is fed by a large deadwater above the bridge. Try not to spend much time in the shallows or around the edges to avoid leeches.

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Waterfalls of New Brunswick - Gibson Falls (Carleton County)

Trail last visited June 20, 2015.
Page Last Updated July 18, 2015.