Kouchibouguac’s family-friendly hiking trails take you through a mosaic of salt marshes, peat bogs, freshwater systems, Acadian woodland and sandy beaches.

Whether you’re a lifelong 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.

Hiking trails

Kouchibouguac National Park trail system
Name Distance/Time Habitats Facilities and services
Easy trails
These trails are somewhat flat and have a hard packed surface. They are suitable for all visitors, regardless of hiking experience.
Pines 0.9 km loop
30 min
Forest Interpretive trail Parc Bench Snowshoeing Recreational vehicle parking Parking
Beaver 1.4 km loop
1 h
Forest, fresh water Interpretive trail Parc Bench Recreational vehicle parking Parking
Mi'gmaq Cedar 0.9 km loop
30 min
Forest, estuary,
salt marsh, fresh water
Interpretive trail Parc Bench Tepees Picnic area Beach Outhouse Parking
Salt Marsh 0.9 km loop
30 min
Salt marsh, forest,
estuary
Interpretive trail Parc Bench Recreational vehicle parking Parking
Kellys Beach Boardwalk 1.2 km one-way
30 to 45 min
Salt marsh, lagoon,
dunes
Interpretive trail Parc Bench Beach Picnic area Snack bar Showers Men women toilet Outhouse Wheelchair access Recreational vehicle parking Parking
Bog 1.8 km one-way
1 to 1.5 h
Forest, bog,
fresh water
Interpretive trail Observation tower Lookout Parc Bench Recreational vehicle parking Parking
Tweedie 1.1 km loop
45 min
Fields, forest,
fresh water
Hiking Parc Bench Parking
Osprey 5.3 km loop
1.5 to 2 hours
Forest, fresh water,
lagoon, salt marsh
Hiking Parc Bench Snowshoeing Parking
Claire-Fontaine 3.3 km loop
1 to 1.5 h
Forest, fresh water,
lagoon, salt marsh
Hiking Parc Bench Parking
Moderate trails
Moderate trails will have some elevation gain with short steep sections. We recommend that you have some basic hiking experience for these hikes.
Kouchibouguac River 11.3 km one way
4.5 to 5 h
Forest, fresh water,
fields
Hiking Backcountry camping Lookout Parc Bench Outhouse Snowshoeing Recreational vehicle parking Parking

We recommend submiting a trip plan using AdventureSmart and someone will check to make sure you arrive safe.

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