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.
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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Posted By: colin142
- Mon Jan 28 13:07:35 EST 2013
UpsideIncredible view, amazing natural rock walls, and minimal litter and garbage.
DownsideCouldn't access the cave.
CommentWe 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 :)
Posted By: Mikev63
- Sun Apr 29 20:02:44 EDT 2007
Upsidecool bats, nice cave, also there is good spots for rock climbing and a campsite to stay the night.
Downsiderisky going in without climbing gear
CommentThere 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
Posted By: Erika!!
- Wed Mar 01 20:38:30 EST 2006
UpsideBeautiful view from the top looking out to the water. Not to difficult of a hike.
DownsideGetting 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
CommentA 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!
Posted By: amicus
- Thu Feb 16 19:48:28 EST 2006
Upsidegreat for rock climbing. and a nice hole in the wall.
Downside there is never a downside to the great out doors.
Commentkeep on exploering St john.
Posted By: mingy
- Wed Feb 15 23:29:17 EST 2006
Upsidefeels like your away from everything when your really so close
Commentthe crazy bridge makes it so much more fun.