Fundy National Park of Canada

A man and his dog enjoying the view on the Caribou Plains Hiking Trail
© Parks Canada / C. Reardon

Caribou Plain Trail

Hiking Interpretive Panel Accessible Bench Lookout Snowshoeing
Distance: 2.1 km loop
or 0.5 km loop
Time: 1 - 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Habitat: Forest, Wetland

Although woodland caribou once wintered in the area, you are more likely to see moose on this very popular trail. It is a cross-section through Fundy’s forest ecosystems with a thick evergreen stand, leafy hardwood groves, streamside alder thickets, and a bog. Small lakes add to the diversity of the scenery.

A short loop boardwalk, 0.5 km in length, is fully accessible to wheelchairs. A longer loop, 2.1 kilometres long, will take about 1 hour to walk with only brief stops.

Highlights Throughout the Year

  • Deafening chorus of Spring Peepers, the smallest frogs of Fundy, in May and June
  • Trout lily, Dutchman’s breeches, rose twisted-stalk, spring beauty, and purple trillium are all known as spring ephemerals; plants that must bloom and set seeds before the sunlight is obscured by a canopy of tree leaves
  • A beaver pond and dam
  • A place to see boreal birds such as Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, Red Crossbill, and White-winged Crossbill.
  • Beautiful fall colours
  • A great place to observe the night sky throughout the year
  • A great snowshoeing trail in winter

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.

Fundy National Park Hiking Trails

Easy Trails
Moderate Trails
Difficult Trails
Strenous Trails


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