The Most Definitive Guide to Hiking in New Brunswick
|Estimated Time||25 mins|
|Surface Type||crushed rock, forested|
|Elevation Change||16 meters|
|Trail Markers||none but easy to follow|
|Maintenance Rating||well maintained|
|Dog Friendly||on a leash|
|GPS File||available on request|
The Haden Hill's Loop Trail is my favorite in the park. It travels along the shores of Hampton Marsh out to a point. When at the point you are met with unfettered views of the Hampton Marsh. You can also see the hills that surround the Kennebecasis River Valley in the distance.
The trail travels through a hardwood floodplain with beautiful maples, yellow birch and oak trees. There is a bench along the trail, and a picnic table and shelter near the point. On the return the trail crosses a small bridge over an inlet, providing even more views of the marsh. Climbing a small hill takes you back to the Main Trail.
For directions to the park go to the Dutch Point Park page.
From the ball fields follow the Main Trail for 800 metres until you see the first school access trail climb the hill on the right. Just past this trail you will find another trail (Pendergrass' Trail) on the left. Continue past this trail on the Main Trail for another 170 metres. The Main Trail will take a sharp turn to the right and another trail continues straight. This trail that continues straight is one side of the Haden Hill's Loop. Continue on the Main Trail and the next trail you come to on the left is the other end of the loop.