• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    4.6 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    500 Feet

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic
Waterfall

Third Vault is the highest waterfall in Fundy National Park, and offers spectacular views. 

The hike begins as a flat path through dense forest. About 1.5 miles in, the trail steepens to go almost straight down. There are several manmade steps to make it a bit easier. Near the bottom you walk through the river a bit until turning a corner to see the gorgeous, cascading falls on your left. We happened to have the entire place to ourselves which made an already magical place even better. The trek back up was definitely difficult, which is why Fundy National Park rates this hike as difficult. There is about 500 ft of elevation in a 0.5mile, but the most difficult part about it was being swarmed by bugs. So seriously do not forget the bug spray. In total, it took us about 2 hours. So grab your camera and enjoy!

Pack List

* Camera/tripod

* Bug Spray

* Rain coat

* Hiking boots

* 1L water pp

* Snacks

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The Third vault trail is one of our favorites in Fundy National Park and we have done it several times. As being said, the trail is fairly easy except for the last part that goes down to the gorge (and back up!). It's magical to have lunch by the biggest waterfall in the park and the trail can be completed in a couple of hours. If you are into trail running, it might be a great trail to try out.

11 months ago
11 months ago

Danielle Tourigny Explorer

Maine resident and Physician Assistant student with a love of all things nature. Traveling around to find the most beautiful spots and most delicious eats.

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