Fundy National Park of Canada

End of Kinnie Brook Trail
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Kinnie Brook Trail

Hiking Interpretive Panel Dry Toilet Picnic Table Parking
Distance: 2.8 km return trip
Time: 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Steep Section(s): Yes
Habitat: Forest

The first part of the trail is on flat ground and travels through a typical Acadian forest dominated by maple, birch, spruce and fir. It skirts the upper edge of the Kinnie Brook valley before descending a long flight of stairs to the stream bed. You have to return the same way you came to get back to the parking lot. Walking back reveals new perspectives of the same place – really!

Highlights Throughout the Year

  • In the spring and after heavy rains, water laps at the foot of the stairs. At other times it seeps through the gravel to flow beneath the surface only to reappear 150 meters or so downstream – Kinnie Brook is the disappearing stream.
  • The lush floodplain is filled with water-loving plants among which are ostrich and sensitive fern, cow parsnip, jack-in-the pulpit, and red osier dogwood.
  • At some point along the trail, a microclimate environment was created by the local topography. We know it as “Frosty Hollow”. Here pockets of ice can be found well into August. The area resembles a small boreal forest.
  • Reaching the long flight of stairs, you will see the pointy rocky pinnacle at your right where the fragrant cliff fern grows.

Be Prepared!

  • Know your physical limits.
  • A sweather and a windbreaker are good for insurance against variable weather.
  • We recommend footwear with good tractiona nd support, such as running shoes or lightweight boots.
  • Plan your roue and stick to it. If you leave the trail, you may get lost.
  • Tell someone your plan and estimated time of return.
  • Bring water and food for longer hikes.
  • Leave no trace! Please carry out all garbage, yours and any you may find on the trail.

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