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Fundy National Park of Canada

A man seen walking on East Branch trail
This loop trail is a true voyage into Fundy’s Acadian forest.
© Parks Canada / M. Smith

East Branch Trail

Hiking Bicycle Snowshoeing Parking
Distance: 5.6 km loop
Time: 2 - 2.5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Habitat: Forest

On this trail, you may find artifacts remaining from the region's logging past. Although more than 5 km long, it is easy walking on flat terrain. The old logging road is a wider section of the trail open to mountain biking.

Highlights Throughout the Year

  • In summer the lovely Black-throated blue warbler calls East Branch home. Listen for its distinctive call – zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zee.
  • This trail is particularly beautiful in the fall. The mix of deciduous and coniferous trees renders the colour palette varied and bright.
  • Tall red spruce first attracted lumbermen to Fundy in the early 1800s. As it reaches the stream, this trail visits the disappearing remains of that era – the flush dam and log yard.
  • Explore this trail again in winter – on your snowshoes!

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.

Fundy National Park Hiking Trails



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