Hiking Mountain bike Swimming Parking

Distance: 11 km return trip
Time: 4 h
Difficulty: Difficult
Steep Section(s): Yes
Habitat: Forest, River

A classic trek through the Fundy highlands, the Black Hole Trail is a wide gravel cart path that travels through mixed forest and stands of pure sugar maple, perfect for hiking, trail running or mountain biking.

This 5.5 km trail leads you to the Upper Salmon River and its namesake, the ‘Black Hole’: a deep pool gouged out through the log drives of yesteryear.

Today, the Black Hole is a favourite place to swim and picnic on a hot summer day.

In the fall, it is used as a resting place for the inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon that make their way upriver to spawn.

Overlooking the river, the Black Hole Cabin was built in 1968 by Park Wardens to protect these fish against poachers during their journey.

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.