Osprey trail

Kouchibouguac National Park

Hiking Parc Bench Snowshoeing Parking

Distance: 5.1 km loop
Time: 1.5 to 2 h
Difficulty: Easy
Habitat: Forest, fresh water, lagoon, salt marsh

This trail starts near the group camping parking lot at the end of the Loggiecroft road. The trail runs alongside the group campground for a while and then follows the meanders of the Rankin Brook.

The view at the end of the Black River Peninsula is outstanding. It is an interesting trail with stands of various tree species enhancing the scenery along the way. In a few locations, the trail runs along the shore offering a view of the estuary.

In season, several bird species share neighbouring habitats. Ospreys and bald eagles can sometimes be seen diving for fish. Not many people hike this trail, but it’s worth exploring! This trail is marked for snowshoeing during the winter.

Be Prepared!

Know your physical limits
Kouchibouguac’s wilderness is famous for its hiking and bicycle trails. 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.

Stay on marked trails
For your own safety and to preserve the ecological integrity of our park.

Leave no trace
Please carry out all garbage, yours and any you may find on the trail.

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