Best Hiking in New Brunswick

This list represents the most popular hiking in New Brunswick. Use this list to plan your next New Brunswick hiking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Dobson Trial


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 Centennia…
From the guidebook "Trails of Greater Moncton"
Riverview, NB - Hiking - 1.5 miles Best Trail in nb - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. St-Anselme Rotary Park Trails


St-Anselme Rotary Park is the site of many community activities, including Dieppe en fête, the international kite festival that alternates between Dieppe, New Brunswick and Dieppe, France every second…
From the guidebook "Trails of Greater Moncton"
Dieppe, NB - Hiking - 4.25 miles Best Trail in nb - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Irishtown Nature Park Trails


Irishtown Nature Park is the park that serendipity brought us. The Irishtown Road Reservoir was formed when the Harris brothers dammed Ogilvie Brook in the 1870s. It served as part of the city water s…
From the guidebook "Trails of Greater Moncton"
Moncton, NB - Hiking - 7.5 miles Best Trail in nb - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#4. New Brunswick, Canada


New Brunswick, an Atlantic province, shares a common border with Maine, but once you enter the area you know you’re not in New England anymore. Of the approximately 34,000 Loyalists who fled America f…
From the guidebook "Great Family Vacations: Northeast"
Fredericton, NB - Hiking Best Trail in nb - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#5. Mapleton Park Trails


Mapleton Park was opened to take some of the pressure off Centennial Park, and to protect the flood plain of the west branch of Halls Creek, which winds through the park. It is another good example of…
From the guidebook "Trails of Greater Moncton"
Moncton, NB - Hiking - 4.25 miles Best Trail in nb - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#6. Centennial Park Trails


Centennial Park was the city’s first nature park. The park became known as Natural Park. shortly after the original 200 acres of land were donated to the city in 1910. The land remained “natural” for…
From the guidebook "Trails of Greater Moncton"
Moncton, NB - Hiking - 7.75 miles Best Trail in nb - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#7. Jones Lake Trail


In 1927, Moncton city limits ended at Jonathan Creek, where there was a tourist campground on the western bank off Milner Road. When a torrential downpour caused Jonathan Creek to overflow its banks a…
From the guidebook "Trails of Greater Moncton"
Moncton, NB - Hiking - 1.25 miles Best Trail in nb - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#8. Dieppe Linear Park System Trail


Keeping its residents active has always been a priority for Dieppe. The town was one of the original “Participation” communities. Today, the city is working to implement a linear park system that will…
From the guidebook "Trails of Greater Moncton"
Dieppe, NB - Hiking - 1.25 miles Best Trail in nb - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#9. Riverfront Park, Riverview: Trans Canada Trail


Riverfront Park, Riverview’s portion of the Trans Canada Trail, is a great place to river watch in the middle of an urban environment. Over the years, the Petitcodiac River has shifted towards the Riv…
From the guidebook "Trails of Greater Moncton"
Riverview, NB - Hiking - 3.75 miles
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#10. Millennium Ecological Park Trail


The Millennium Ecological Park at the Université de Moncton is another park that could eventually be hooked up to the Millennium Trail network. This 3-4 hectare park is a new concept in urban parks wh…
From the guidebook "Trails of Greater Moncton"
Moncton, NB - Hiking - 0.5 mile
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#11. Bridgedale Trials


Most people know the trails behind the Bridgedale Community Centre as cross-country ski trails that are maintained by the Bridgedale Ski Club. However, the rough trails can also be hiked during the su…
From the guidebook "Trails of Greater Moncton"
Riverview, NB - Hiking - 2 miles
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#12. Dieppe Linear Park: Trans Canada Trail Portion


The Trans Canada Trail is a multi-use trail that will span the country some day. New Brunswick is one of the leaders in the trail’s construction. Here in the Greater Moncton area, the trail runs along…
From the guidebook "Trails of Greater Moncton"
Dieppe, NB - Hiking - 4.5 miles
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#13. Riverfront Promenade: Trans Canada Trail


Moncton’s portion of the Trans Canada Trail, known as Riverfront Promenade, runs along the Moncton side of the Petitcodiac River. The mighty Petitcodiac was a major influence on the city’s development…
From the guidebook "Trails of Greater Moncton"
Moncton, NB - Hiking - 2.5 miles
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#14. Sugarloaf Summit Trail


The main feature of this trail is the truly amazing view from the 283 m (929 ft) summit of Sugarloaf Mountain. There is a picnic site at the first section of the trail. Trail Condition: dry, groomed t…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of New Brunswick"
Campbellton, NB - Hiking - 3.2 miles
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#15. Mount Carleton Trail


Mount Carleton is the highest peak in the Maritime provinces, and, on a clear day, the views from there are excellent. When the peak and the firetower are blanketed by fog, they appear eerie. Near the…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of New Brunswick"
Campbellton, NB - Hiking - 6.2 miles
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#16. Third Vault Falls Trail


The main attraction of this trail is the waterfall. At 16 m (53 ft), these are the highest falls in the park. Trail Condition: dry, rocky in parts.…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of New Brunswick"
Cardwell, NB - Hiking - 4.6 miles
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#17. Laverty Falls Trail


Beautiful features of the trail are the hardwoods it leads through, as well as the many wildflowers found here, especially in spring. The Laverty Falls are remarkable, as are the unspoiled Haley and L…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of New Brunswick"
Cardwell, NB - Hiking - 3.1 miles
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#18. Coppermine Trail


This is a shady trail through an older-growth forest. The main features of the trail are the remains of an old gold and copper mine. Prospectors were first lured here after they found gold in quartz v…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of New Brunswick"
Cardwell, NB - Hiking - 2.8 miles
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#19. New Brunswick - Insiders' Guide


New Brunswick, the gateway to Atlantic Canada, is a province of brilliant contrasts. It is truly bilingual; both French and English are taught in public schools. And it is bicultural as well, with tow…
From the guidebook "Guide to Eastern Canada"
Fredericton, NB - Hiking
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#20. Coastal Trail, Fundy National Park


The main features of this trail are the frequent lookouts across the Bay of Fundy, including the Squaws Cap sea stack formation. A few benches are placed at some lookouts. There is access to Herring C…
From the guidebook "Hiking Trails of New Brunswick"
Cardwell, NB - Hiking - 12.6 miles
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