Dobson Trial

Riverview, New Brunswick

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It seems fitting to end the book with one of the first trails ever constructed in the area. In 1960, the trails we hike today (Mapleton, Irishtown, the Trans Canada Trail) did not exist, and Centennial Park was still very much a wilderness park. But Dr. Arthur Dobson, and a group of hard working volunteers, who shared his vision, had already blazed and cleared a hiking trail through the wilderness from what would become Riverview to Fundy National Park. Dr. Dobson is the nephew of Byron Dobson, the man who built most, if not all, of the homes in Riverview Heights, before it was amalgamated into the Town of Riverview. Dr. Dobson had read about the Appalachian Trail in National Geographic and wished for something similar in this area. The rest is history. This trail guide includes information and descriptions for Main Trail and Mill Creek Loop Trail.

Dobson Trial Professional Review and Guide

"It seems fitting to end the book with one of the first trails ever constructed in the area. In 1960, the trails we hike today (Mapleton, Irishtown, the Trans Canada Trail) did not exist, and Centennial Park was still very much a wilderness park. But Dr. Arthur Dobson, and a group of hard working volunteers, who shared his vision, had already blazed and cleared a hiking trail through the wilderness from what would become Riverview to Fundy National Park.

Dr. Dobson is the nephew of Byron Dobson, the man who built most, if not all, of the homes in Riverview Heights, before it was amalgamated into the Town of Riverview. Dr. Dobson had read about the Appalachian Trail in National Geographic and wished for something similar in this area. The rest is history. This trail guide includes information and descriptions for Main Trail and Mill Creek Loop Trail."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Riverview
Distance: 1.5
Trail Type: Shuttle
Duration: 40 minutes
Season: Best spring through fall
Driving Directions: Directions to Dobson Trial

Recent Trail Reviews

5/2/2007
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I have hiked this trail a few times now and this latest trip was my most enjoyable. It is not my favorite trail to hike though. Therer is a great deal of woods roads that the trail uses and I think it would be better to stay in the woods. I am hoping as some of the cut areas grow back up the trail can be adjusted. There are a couple of nice view points and nice lakes and small cascading streams to see and the hardwood stands in sections is enjoyable. I will likely do this trail again but only because I live close by and therefor I can use it to get a hiking fix.



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May 2018