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Seely Beach Access Trail, Fundy Trail Parkway

Haden Hill's Loop

Return to Dutch Point Park

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Quick Facts

Difficulty easy
Trail Type loop
Distance 800 metres
Estimated Time 25 mins
Surface Type crushed rock, forested
Elevation Change 16 meters
Features Point lookout
Trail Markers none but easy to follow
Scenery Rating beautiful
Maintenance Rating well maintained
Cell Reception strong
Dog Friendly on a leash
Fees none
GPS File available on request

Description

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.

A shelter near the point

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.

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Directions

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.

Trail Last Hiked: June 4, 2020.

Page Last Updated: April 2, 2021.