The Fundy Footpath and The Dobson Trail
Fundy Footpath (Fundy National Park’s Goose River Trail to Big Salmon River: 49.3 kms)
- Completed in the fall of 1994, the Fundy Footpath has quickly garnered attention as a world-class wilderness hiking experience.It is a rugged, 49.3 km trail with steep changes in elevation that runs from the Fundy Trail Parkway in Big Salmon River to Fundy National Park in New Brunswick, Canada. In 2012 over 500 people hiked the trail end to end. In 2015, Explore Magazine named the Fundy Footpath as one of the 50 best hiking trails on the planet!
Dobson Trail (Riverview to Fundy National Park’s Eastern Boundary: 57.75 kms)
- The Dobson Trail is a continuous footpath through the Albert County wilderness stretching 57.75 km from Riverview, NB to the northern boundary of Fundy National Park near Alma, NB. It is an all season trail traversing a variety of woodland terrain. It follows along brooks, crosses meadows, and travels along some older and new roads for some periods. The trail winds through soft and hardwood stands, crosses a beaver dam, touches a lake, and ascends slopes, some gradual and some steep, to reach Magnificent look-outs including Prosser Brook Ridge, the new Kent Hills power generating windmills, and the spectacular Hayward Pinnacle. The Dobson Trail meets Fundy National Park at the Old Sheapody Road and joins the Park’s Laverty Falls Trail just west of the Broad River via the Dobson Link Trail.
Fundy Trek (Riverview to Big Salmon River: 140 km)
- The Fundy Trek is the name given to the continuous trail that is made possible by hiking the complete Dobson Trail, through Fundy National Park to connect and hike the full Fundy Footpath.
For a sample of what the Fundy Footpath has to offer watch the amazing video below showing one man’s novice journey, hiking the Fundy Footpath with a good support crew of course. After watching this video you will most definitely watch the rest to see if Bruce makes it out.
The Fundy Hiking Trail Association is a non profit group of volunteers that maintains the Dobson Trail and the Fundy Footpath. All trail maintenance, development, and promotion is done through the work of volunteers. If you enjoy the outdoors and are looking to find some place to donate some of your time or expertise to help improve these wonderful trails we would love to have you join our team. If you are looking to give a monetary donation in lieu of your time please contact us or use the Paypal link on the left. Tax receipts are available for larger donations.
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