Caribou Plain Trail

Fundy National Park

Interpretive trail Lookout Wheelchair access Park Bench Outhouse Parking Snowshoeing

Distance: 2.1 km loop or 0.5 km loop on boardwalk
Time: 1 to 1.5 h
Difficulty: Easy Easy
Habitat: Forest, river

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 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 ephemeral; 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; 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.
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