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 kilometres of trails, there's bound to be something for everyone. Fundy's trails range from easy half-kilometre loops to a demanding 50-kilometre circuit around the park.

The key to a safe, memorable hike is advance planning. A sweater and windbreaker are good insurance against Fundy's variable weather, and we recommend footwear with good traction and support, such as running shoes or lightweight boots. Please pack out what you pack in and avoid heavy lug-soled boots as they tear up the park's shallow soils.

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
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

Looking for a real challenge? Try one of these multi-day hiking experiences!

Hiking outside the Park

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.

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.