Fundy National Park of Canada

 Hikers on the Dickson Falls trail
The hiking trails lead into the wilderness heart of Fundy where the essence of the park awaits discovery
© Parks Canada / C. Reardon

Hiking

HikingHiking is one of the most popular activities in Fundy National Park and with over 100 kilometers of trails, your favorite beach, river valley, or waterfall is just waiting to be discovered! Fundy's trails range from an easy half-kilometer loop to a demanding 50-kilometer circuit around the park.

Whether you’re a life-long hiker or new to the experience, the key to a safe, memorable adventure is to plan your trip in advance. Consult our website for tips on how to prepare for your hike, or contact our knowledgeable Parks Canada staff before your trip; they would be happy to recommend a trail based on your interests and to provide you with tips on what to carry. Share your experience with us! Post your favorite photos on our Facebook or Twitter pages, and report any wildlife sightings at the Visitor Centre using a species observation card.

Hiking Trails

TrailDistanceTimeHabitat
Easy trails
Caribou Plain 0.5 km loop 60-90 mins Forest, Wetland
Shiphaven 0.5 km 15 mins Forest, Coast
Moderate trails
Black Horse 6.2 km loop Forest
Coppermine 4.4 km loop 1.5 - 2 hours Forest, Coast
Dickson Falls 1.5 km loop 30 minutes Forest, Brook
Dobson Link 2.6 km 60 - 90 minutes Forest
East Branch 5.6 km loop 2 - 2.5 hours Forest
Herring Cove 1 km loop 40 minutes Coast
Kinnie Brook 1.4 km 45 minutes Forest
Laverty Falls 2.5 km 60 - 90 minutes Forest, River
Maple Grove 4.0 km 1.5 - 2 hours Forest
Matthews Head 4.5 km loop 1.5 - 2 hours Forest, Coast
Point Wolfe Beach 0.6 km 20 minutes Forest, Coast
Tracey Lake 7.0 km 2.5 hours Forest, Wetland
Difficult trails
Coastal 10.1 km 4 - 5 hours Forest, Coast
Goose River 7.9 km 2.5 - 3 hours Forest, Coast
Marven Lake 8.0 km 2.5 - 3 hours Forest, Wetland
Moosehorn 4.8 km 2 hours Forest, River
The Forks 3.4 km 1.5 - 2 hours Forest, River
Third Vault Falls 3.7 km 1.5 - 2 hours Forest, Brook
Tippen Lot 4.2 km 2.5 hours Forest, Wetland
Upper Salmon River 8.8 km 3.5 - 4 hours Forest, River
Whitetail 3.2 km 60 - 90 minutes Forest
Strenous trails
Bennett Brook 7.7 km 2.5 - 3 hours Forest, River
Black Hole 5.5 km 2 hours Forest, River
Foster Brook 4.4 km 2.5 - 3 hours Forest, River

Multi-day Hiking in Fundy National Park

Looking for a more challenging adventure in Fundy National Park? Try one of our multi-day hiking experiences!

  • The Fundy Circuit connects 48-kilometres of Fundy National Park’s hiking trails to showcase the very best of our river valleys, lakes, coastal forests and beaches.
  • The Fundy Challenge is brought to you by the Fundy Guild and tests your determination to hike 100 km in Canada’s National Parks. It imposes no time limit for reaching this goal, so day-hikers can participate as easily as avid backpackers. You only have to walk ten kilometers in Fundy; the rest can be completed in any national park.

Connect to Trails Outside of Fundy National Park

Plan to make Fundy National Park your base camp for exploration through southern New Brunswick’s coastal and upland wilderness!

  • The Dobson Trail is a continuous footpath through upland wilderness stretching 58 km from the northern boundary of Fundy National Park to Riverview NB (near Moncton).
  • The Fundy Footpath is a continuous footpath that follows the Fundy coastline for 49 km from the western boundary of Fundy National Park to the Big Salmon River near St. Martins, NB.

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.

River Crossings

Several trails in the park have river crossings. When water levels are high, crossing the river can be dangerous. Water levels are monitored and crossings are closed when conditions are hazardous. At these times, signs are posted at the trailhead to indicate the closure. If you are unsure about water conditions, don't take a chance.