Bennett Brook Trail

Fundy National Park

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Distance: 13 km round trip
Time: 5 to 6 h
Difficulty: Difficult Difficult
Steep Section(s): Yes
River crossing(s): Yes
Habitat : Forest, river

The roar of Bennett Dam quickly fades into the quiet of the Acadian forest along this 13 km return trail. The main trail is wide and rolling, perfect for hiking, trail running, or mountain biking.

However you’re travelling, be prepared to change pace as you begin to descend into the Point Wolfe River valley. This section of the trail is steep and challenging, bringing you to the heart of the Fundy’s wilderness.

Explore the river valley, noting Bennett Brook Falls and its deep, clear swimming pool.

Unlace your boots and cross the river to connect with Marven Lake Trail and its backcountry campsites.

River Crossings

Several trails in the park have river crossings. When water levels are high, crossing the river can be dangerous. Water levels are monitored and crossings are closed when conditions are hazardous. At these times, signs are posted at the trailhead to indicate the closure. If you are unsure about water conditions, don't take a chance.

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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