Trip Planning on the Dobson Trail

Trip Planning

We recommend all hikers use the On Foot to Fundy: Hiker’s Guide when planning their trip. Use of the Dobson Trail is at your own risk. This is a wilderness trail and it is not maintained to Provincial or Federal Park Standards. The Dobson Trail is conveniently laid out in sections so as to cross over several secondary roads. Hikers can either traverse the entire trail, camping out along the way, or take short day hikes on one or more sections any time of the year.   Back country hiking skills are necessary, as the majority of the trail is far from urban centres.

Sections

There are nine sections of the Dobson Trail. Please see the On Foot to Fundy: HIker’s Guide for more detailed information necessary for proper trip planning.

  1. Pine Glen to Tower Road…………………………………14.6 km

1a. Mill Creek Loop Trail ……………………………………….0.7 km

  1. Sand Hill Side Trail…………………………………………….1.2 km
  2. Tower Road to East Turtle Creek Culvert……………….2.0 km
  3. East Turtle Creek Culvert to Berryton…………………..8.6 km
  4. Berryton to Prosser Ridge………………………………..7.1 km
  5. Prosser Ridge to Kent Road………………………………9.9 km
  6. Hayward Pinnacle Side Trail……………………………….2.1 km
  7. Kent Road to Elgin-Fundy Road………………………..10.5 km
  8. Elgin-Fundy Road to Old Shepody Road………………..5.8 km

Winter

The Dobson Trail is a four-season trail. The On Foot to Fundy: Hiker’s Guide identifies which backcountry sections are best for winter activities. The access roads, paved and secondary, are plowed throughout the winter season.

Pets

The first four kilometres of the Dobson Trail in Riverview are very popular with dog owners. We insist that all dogs be kept on leash, to comply with Province of New Brunswick Animal Control regulations and to ensure the safety and comfort of all trail users.   We ask that owners please pick up after their pets as well. Thank you for being considerate trail sharers.

Gateway Towns

  • Town of Riverview
  • Village of Alma / Fundy National Park

Access Options

  • Please see On Foot to Fundy: Hiker’s Guide for section access options.
  • The end of the Dobson Trail is still in the wilderness. You should arrange transportation to meet you on the Old Shepody Road. Another option is to start or end your hike at the Laverty Trail. This will add 5.1 km to your trek. If you are using this route you will have to notify the Fundy National Park Office, and also indicate if you are parking a vehicle at Laverty Road, otherwise your vehicle will be ticketed.