East Branch Trail

Fundy National Park

Hiking Mountain bike Snowshoeing Parking

Distance: 5.6 km loop
Time: 2 to 2.5 h
Difficulty: Moderate Moderate
Habitat: Forest

This trail is a genuine trip to the Acadian Forest of Fundy. It derives its English name from the fact that it leads to the East Branch tributary of the Point Wolfe River that originated at the southern tip of Wolfe Lake.

This is the domain of large trees such as sugar maple, yellow birch, red spruce and balsam fir.

Although more than 5 km long, it is an easy flat terrain walk. The old logging road is a wider section of the trail open to mountain biking.

On this trail, you may find artifacts remaining from the region's logging past.

Highlights Throughout the Year

  • In summer the lovely Black-throated blue warbler calls East Branch home. Listen for its distinctive call – zoo, zoo, zoo, zoo, zee.
  • This trail is particularly beautiful in the fall. The mix of deciduous and coniferous trees renders the colour palette varied and bright.
  • Tall red spruce first attracted lumbermen to Fundy in the early 1800s. As it reaches the stream, this trail visits the disappearing remains of that era – the flush dam and log yard.
  • Explore this trail again in winter – using your snowshoes!

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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