Green Head Cave

Green Head Cave near Saint John, NB


This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
3 kms
2hours
moderate
Hiking, Mountain Biking
Spring, Fall, Summer
Saint John, NB
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Once parked go over the gate and take the path (keeping to the left each time it splits). At about 675m from where you parked you will come to an opening where the power lines intersect the path. Now turn left and take the path along the power lines. When you reach the second power line tower (I think its number 67) you should see a path into the woods to your right. Take this path to the top of the cliff (it will turn into a footpath from a ATV path after awhile). If you now try to find a path to your right it will take you down the hill to the valley below so you can look up at the cave in the cliff wall. BE VERY CAREFUL. The cliff is VERY HIGH and the edge is some places gradually slopes towards the edge with loose gravel.

According to Don McAlpines survey of the cave in 1978 the cave's length is 64m and depth, 26.7m. Most of those folks who have explored it have entered using rock climbing gear due to it's entrance halfway up the cliffside. There is a homemade cedar pole bridge that leads to it but I personally wouldn't want to trust it. The cave is located at N45 16.842 W66 7.515

For more information on this cave go to the New Brunswick Museum on Douglas Ave. in Saint John and ask for this publication: (1) Arseneault, S.P., Schroeder,J., Berube, D., and Albert,R. 1997. The Caves of Southwestern New Brunswick. New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy Open File 97-7.

Directions:

To get to the cave and find your way to Green Head on the West Side of Saint John. Take Green Head road to the "island" and then keep to your right. Park at on the right next to a rusted metal gate about 220m after the road split (the co-ordinates are N45 16.346 W66 7.047)




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By colin142Posted By: colin142  - Mon Jan 28 18:07:35 UTC 2013 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Incredible view, amazing natural rock walls, and minimal litter and garbage. Downside Couldn't access the cave. Comment We took the trail from the power lines, and actually ended up missing a turn in the trail, which led us deeper into the woods, but to some incredible scenery! My friend ended up climbing a cedar to get us in the right direction and we did end up finding this gorgeous set of cliffs! The cave was inaccessible due to ice build up around the cedar bridge. Oh well maybe this summer :)
By Mikev63Posted By: Mikev63  - Mon Apr 30 00:02:44 UTC 2007 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside cool bats, nice cave, also there is good spots for rock climbing and a campsite to stay the night. Downside risky going in without climbing gear Comment There is an easier way to get to the cave than this, if you stay on the path (not turn off to the powerlines) it will bring you right to the beach where you can see the cliffs where the cave is if you walk along the beach and rocks it will bring you onto a path tha lead right to the bottom of the cliff with the cave in it. hope this is more useful for people
By Erika!!Posted By: Erika!!  - Thu Mar 02 01:38:30 UTC 2006 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Beautiful view from the top looking out to the water. Not to difficult of a hike. Downside Getting into the cave, that bridge was to risky for me so I wasn't able to go in, no rock climbing gear either so that was a downside Comment A wonderful hike and if your feeling crazy take the bridge in the cave! I know many people who have taken the bridge ...but be very very very careful!
By amicusPosted By: amicus  - Fri Feb 17 00:48:28 UTC 2006 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside great for rock climbing.
and a nice hole in the wall.
Downside there is never a downside to the great out doors. Comment keep on exploering St john.
By mingyPosted By: mingy  - Thu Feb 16 04:29:17 UTC 2006 Not Rated Upside feels like your away from everything when your really so close Downside BATS! Comment the crazy bridge makes it so much more fun.


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