A man standing at the bottom of Third Vault Falls, looking upwards.
© Department of Tourism and Parks, Province of New Brunswick
Hiking Waterfall
Distance: 7.4 return trip
Time: 3-4 hours
Difficulty: Difficult
Steep Section(s): Yes
Habitats: Forest, Brook

Rugged and remote, Third Vault Falls plunges 16 m down a rocky ravine in its rush to join the Upper Salmon River. This is the largest waterfall in Fundy National Park and a perennial favorite destination amongst our guests.

To get there, the 3.7 km Third Vault Falls Trail meanders slowly downhill through mixed stands of hardwood and softwood.

This diverse forest is home to Black-throated Blue Warblers, Blackburnian Warblers and many different species of woodpeckers. Give yourself plenty of time to be awed and inspired at the falls, and don’t forget your camera!

Be Prepared!

  • Know your physical limits; Fundy’s wilderness is famous for its rugged cliffs and river valleys. Choose a trail that is challenging but enjoyable for you.
  • Pack for comfort and safety: A sweater and a windbreaker are good insurance against variable weather. We recommend footwear with good traction and support. Pack fresh water and a snack, even if you’re planning a short hike.
  • Plan your route and stick to it. Let someone know where you plan on hiking and your estimated time of return.
  • For your own safety and to preserve the ecological integrity of our Park, stay on marked trails.
  • Leave no trace! Please carry out all garbage, yours and any you may find on the trail.