Foster Brook Trail
|Estimated Time||2 hrs|
|Elevation Change||188 meters|
|Trail Markers||hiker signs|
|Maintenance Rating||well maintained|
|Dog Friendly||on a leash|
The Foster Brook Trail starts by climbing a hill. At the height of land you will walk through a beautiful spruce forest. The trail travels through a few small brook valleys and through a beautiful hardwood forest before starting the descent down to the Point Wolfe River. Once down at the river you can access the shore or continue on the trail. From here the trail follows along the river. It crosses a few streams that you can usually cross without getting your feet.
The trail passes by a side trail down to a backcountry campsite. The campsite is down in the floodplain near the river. A short distance past the campsite you will come to the river crossing. The river is usually less than knee deep. It is best to check at the visitor centre for water levels before doing this hike. It is also important to have some type of hard soled water shoes for the crossing.
Once you cross the river you will begin the long climb up out of the river valley. Once you get to the top of the hill you will travel a short distance through a mixed wood forest before coming to the Marven Lake Trail.
From the Sign
Backcountry Camping Regulations
You must have a valid backcountry permit to camp at one of Fundy National Park's backcountry campsites.
Pitch your tent on the designated tent pads.
Pets must be kept on a leash at all times. Pets are a threat to wildlife, and wildlife can hurt pets. Clean up after your pet.
Never store food in your tent. Raccoons, bears, and other animals are attracted to food and food waste.
Boil or filter all surface water for drinking purposes.
Firepits are provided at all campsites. Open fires may be built in these fireplaces only. Build small fires to conserve firewood and to protect the forest. Firewood is available for purchase from Campground Kiosks and Visitor Reception Centres.
Do not burn garbage, and do not dispose of garbage in the pit privies. You must bring all your garbage back out with you. Sorting stations are available at the trailhead.
Help us protect the park. Thank you.
From the Sign
Hike through a shady mixed forest of spruce, red maple and yellow birch into the Point Wolfe River valley. You will cross several small footbridges over tumbling brooks. You will have to cross the Point Wolfe River to continue up out of the valley and on to the end of the trail.
For directions to the park go to the Fundy National Park page.
From the main visitor center near Alma turn onto the Point Wolfe Road. Drive for 6 kilometres and you will see the sign for the Foster Brook Trail on the right (just before Herring Cove Road). Turn into this road and climb the small hill. The road turns sharply to the right and then comes to a small parking lot. The trail head is on the edge of this parking lot.
The other end of this trail can be accessed from about the midway point on the Marven Lake Trail.
Trail Last Hiked: September 18, 2021.
Page Last Updated: October 17, 2021.
Other Trails in the Park
- Bennett Brook Trail
- Black Hole Trail
- Black Horse Trail
- Caribou Plain Trail
- Coastal Trail
- Coppermine Trail
- Dobson Link
- Dickson Falls Trail
- East Branch Trail
- Goose River Trail
- Herring Cove Beach
- Kinnie Brook Trail
- Laverty Falls Trail
- Marven Lake Trail
- Matthews Head Trail
- Maple Grove Trail
- Moosehorn Trail
- Point Wolfe Beach Trail
- Shiphaven Trail
- The Forks Trail
- Third Vault Falls Trail
- Tippen Lot Trail
- Tracey Lake Trail
- Upper Salmon River Trail
- Whitetail Trail