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Purple Trail

Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve


Purple Trail Gallery


Store Upper St. John River

Quick Facts

Difficulty moderate
Trail Type loop
Distance 1.7 km
Estimated Time 45 mins
Surface Type forested
Elevation Change 27 meters
Features waterfall, rocky outcrops
Trail Markers purple posts
Scenery Rating beautiful
Maintenance Rating variable
Cell Reception variable
Dog Friendly on a leash
Fees donations accepted


From Route 2 in Woodstock take exit 185 to Connell Street. Head west on Connell Street (Route 550) for 3.5 km and turn left on to Red Bridge Road. Drive for another 3.5 kilometres and you will find the trail entering the woods on the left. The trail is just past a small farm on the right and just before you come to fields on both sides of the road.

Trail marking pegs for the Purple Trail at the Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve

The Purple Trail can also be accessed at the end of the long loop of the Black Trail.


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The Purple Trail travels along the back of fields and loops down towards the river. The trail travels through several forest types from fir to hemlock to hardwood. It dips down through several stream valleys. The streams are the most interesting part of this trail. The streambeds are made up of vertical plated rocks. One of them has Vandine Falls that flows over some of these plated rocks.

Banded rocks on the Purple Trail at Meduxnekeag Valley Nature Preserve

Trail Last Hiked: September 27, 2012.

Page Last Updated: June 1, 2020.