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Fundy Footpath

Quick Facts

Ratings Legend

Difficulty Difficult Features Coastal Landscapes
Trail Type Linear Trail Markers White Blazes
Distance 41 km Scenery Rating Must-See
Estimated Time 4 days Mainteance Rating Well Maintained
Trail Surface Type Forested, Beach Cell Phone Reception Variable
Elevation Change 214 m GPS file Available on request
Dog Friendly Yes Fees Required Park Access


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The Fundy Footpath can be accessed from the Big Salmon River Visitor Center at the Fundy Trail Parkway. Park in the lower parking lot (P8) next to the river. Follow the crushed rock trail up towards the bridges and cross the footbridge. On the other side of the Footbridge turn right and follow the crushed rock trail down to the shore. Follow the trail along the shore until it enters the woods.

The other end of the Fundy Footpath begins at the end of the Goose River Trail at Fundy National Park. The Fundy Footpath Link Trail has been developed to provide access to the Fundy Footpath at high tide. The link trail can be found across from one of the campsites on the top of the hill from Goose River, just past a small bridge on the right.

The Fundy Footpath can also be accessed from the Walton Glen Gorge Trail and several other remote access trails. Directions to each of the access trails are included in their corresponding trail sections below.

Trail Description

Hiking the full Fundy Footpath is a serious undertaking. The terrain is strenuous with a lot of ups and downs. The Footpath is 41 km long from the Fundy Trail Parkway Visitor Center in St. Martins to the edge of Fundy National Park. You will need to hike another 9.3 km on the Fundy Footpath Link and Goose River Trails in Fundy Park to get to the Point Wolfe parking lot. The trail is on the longest contiguous undeveloped stretch of coastline south of Quebec. There are many backcountry campsites along the trail. The trail and the campsites are maintained by volunteers so do your part to keep the trail clean.

If you plan to hike the full trail make sure you pick up a Fundy Footpath Guidebook. It includes everything you need to know about hiking the Footpath including a waterproof topo map, tide chart, safety information and information on what to bring. It also has detailed descriptions of each section of the trail.

Waterproof topo maps are also available from Ultra Topo.

If you enjoy the Fundy Footpath please consider volunteering with Fundy Hiking Trail Association. You can also make donations to help keep this trail in great condition.

For more detail I have broken up the trail into four sections below traveling from east to west. Note: all distances are horizontal GPS distances. They do not take into account the many steep ups and downs which add distance.

For more information click on one of the trail sections below:


August 20, 2015 - 2 hikers rescued from rockface on Fundy Footpath


July 9, 2015 - CBC Shift NB - Hiking the Fundy Footpath

Blog Posts

Fundy Footpath - Rapidy Brook to Martin Head - July 10, 2016
From Walton Glen Gorge to the Fundy Footpath - July 4, 2015

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External Links

Fundy Hiking Trail Association

Trail last visited July 4, 2016.
Page Last Updated November 25, 2016.