Fundy Footpath

Starting Location: Park at P8. Facing the river, proceed to your left along the river. Walk under the Mitchell Franklin Bridge on the Suspension Bridge Trail. Cross the suspension bridge and you will see the sign for the trail head. Follow the footpath to your right. Hikers are encouraged to register below or at the interpretive centre. 

The Fundy Footpath (recently listed in the “50 Best Hikes in the World by Explore Magazine) is separate from the Fundy Trail Parkway although part of it does fall within our park. The footpath is a challenging wilderness trail that starts at the suspension bridge at Big Salmon River and hugs the coastline to the boundaries of Fundy National Park. Four to five days is recommended. The distance for this trail is measured for one way.

You may wish to check out the Fundy Hiking Trails Association website here. 

A footpath kit may be purchased from our website or at the interpretive centre.


New to backcountry hiking? Checkout these links to Leave No Trace and to help keep parks and wilderness pristine.

Fundy Trail intro to hiking

Fundy Hiking Trail Association: Leave No Trace



We are a gated park and the gates do lock at closing time to help protect and preserve the park. Our hours do vary depending on the time of year. Click here for park hours.

Safety is the hiker’s responsibility. It is crucial that you leave a plan with your emergency contact and let them know when you are expected to be done hiking. This strenuous trail is done at your own risk.


Footpath Vehicle Registration

Are you leaving a car in the Fundy Trail Parkway while you are hiking? If yes, please fill out this form. If your car remains in the parking lot 48h after your indicated exit date, the authorities will be notified. Please note this is not a safety registration. Hikers are responsible for their own safety. Please leave your trip plan with a friend or family member who will assist you in non-emergency situations. In an emergency, call 911.
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Distance: 64.3 km
Level of Difficulty: Strenuous