The Most Definitive Guide to Hiking in New Brunswick
|Distance||600 meters one way|
|Estimated Time||20 minutes|
|Elevation Change||68 meters|
|Trail Markers||none but easy to follow|
|Scenery Rating||special features|
|Maintenance Rating||well maintained|
|Dog Friendly||on a leash|
|GPS File||available on request|
The Bradshaw Lookout Scenic Footpath is a quick and interesting way to descend to Melvin Beach. The trail starts high on the hill near the parkway and follows a stream valley down through a mixed forest. There are a few benches and staircases along the way with some interpretive signs about the surrounding vegetation. There are also a few places where there are cable railings to help in the steeper parts.
This is probably one of the least hiked trails in the park because it doesn't have any major features except for a different way to access Melvin Beach. If you are planning to access Melvin Beach and wanted something a bit more challenging than the Multi Use Trail then consider using this trail.
For directions to the Fundy Trail Parkway go to the Fundy Trail Parkway page.
From the west gate drive for 2.7 kilometres along the parkway and you will find the parking area for the Bradshaw Lookout Trail on your right.
Other Trails in the Park
- Big Salmon River Beach Loop
- Big Salmon River Cemetery Trail
- Cranberry Brook Loop
- Fuller Falls Trail
- Hearst Lodge Historic Footpath
- Long Beach Brook Waterfall Trail
- McCumber Brook Wetlands Trail
- McCumber Brook Access Trail to the Fundy Footpath
- McLeod Brook Falls Trail
- Melvin Beach Trail
- Multi Use Trail
- Pot Rock Scenic Footpath
- Sea Captain's Burial Grounds Trail
- Seely Beach Access Trail
- Walton Glen Gorge Lookout Trail
Trail Last Hiked: October 8, 2012.
Page Last Updated: March 14, 2020.