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We hiked this trail last year just after it opened from wildfires. We loved being the only ones on the trial with the exception of seeing two people the first day. There were several places where we hiked and could NOT find the trail, which was disappointing but we struggled on and found our way. Several spots were poorly taken care of but so much of it was excellently cared for! The lake was beautiful and had a nice spot for our tent. Definitely worth the time to hike this trail. Took us 4.5 days but we hiked right to headquarters in Fundy National Park. My husband and two friends are hiking it again this fall so I guess that tells what we thought of it! Try it if you’re in for a challenge!

Mount Sagamook hike is very vertical hike. We took the counterclockwise route which is the shortest route to the top. If you like doing stairs then this hike is for you. The hike quickly gains attitude as you climb through a very steep path through a mixture of soft wood and hardwood trees. Once near the top there is a must take 0.3 km detour to the look off. From there you get s fantastic view of lake Nicteau and heart island below. Hikers beware however as a slip here and it’s a nasty fall. Also the gusty winds could cause issues near the cliff edge. These views are the highlight of the hike! The trail continues shortly to the top. The top of Sagamook is underwhelming as it is mostly treed . Continue the trail counterclockwise down the path to the bottom. Your legs will be burning as you try to slow your decent. A great hike that tests your cardio

backpacking
20 days ago

Cross from Grand Manan at end thoroughfare rd on low tide. You can either walk the perimeter or the road through the middle of the island. At the end of the road on the Southern end there is a red trail to the East that is well maintained and makes a nice loop. Either stay the night or hike over 3 hours before low tide and be back before 3 hours after the lowest tide.

hiking
20 days ago

Some road walking on the little fishing village secluded island. Some beach and rock scrambling as well. It is a loop, but we did not complete the whole loop. 17+ km, probably 20-22 if whole loop completed.

backpacking
26 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Strenuous at points given the drastic ups and downs but well worth the climbs. And every spot to camp is a 10 out 10 for sure. Everything from sandy beaches to riverside coves.

Great trail ! Awesome workout

backpacking
1 month ago

Fantastic Trail. Started at Big Salmon River, and finished in Fundy National Park, and that took us 3.5 days. Trail is well marked with white blazes although white moss on many trees made it interesting at times :). Lots of ascents and descents as you successively go from brook at sea-level to hill-top over and over throughout the journey. Great views and significant hiking in the woods to shield from the ocean winds. Next time I intend to try reverse direction.

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely day hike and overnight on rural island.
It is easy to spend the day watching the tides, bird life and rock hounding.
Bring all your drinking water with you and food as the island does not currently have a store or place to stock up. Locals are extremely friendly!
It makes a loop, but we didn't record the last section.

A bit boggy in the riverview end but all in all a great trail for a multi-night hiking n camping:)

backpacking
1 month ago

Great hike ! Do it soon before it’s gone !

Nice trail. Great landscapes and views.
Trail marking is perfect but some part of the trail are not well maintened.

backpacking
9 months ago

The Fundy Footpath is recognized as one of the longest stretches of uninhabited coastline in eastern North America. The trek includes 41km from Big Salmon River to the western boundary of Fundy National Park, and an additional 8km through the park to finish. This rugged 50km hike takes you through a dozen ravines from sea level to 250m.

backpacking
11 months ago

awesome trail . not for everyone . 73 hrs . try a little faster next time . people say its harder to go one way than the other . dont be fooled it is not easy either way .

hiking
11 months ago

Trail frequently used from Bennett lake to Tracey lake and very easy to hike. Tracey lake to Laverty lake is a bit different as it's a younger trail but very enjoyable nonetheless.

11 months ago

Best trail you're gonna find in the maritimes outside of Newfoundland hands down. Very strenuous though.

backpacking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

A tough hike that allows you to feel like you've earned every view and every campsite.

backpacking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

You need land owner permission to access the private road past the white gate. If you do not have their permission it is about 15 km in and back.
We love this trail and try to do it yearly. It is a lovely walk through the woods for the majority of the walk. It is not until the last km or so that you are walking up a steep granite dome. However once you reach the top it is magnificent! We heard loons in all throughout the evening and early morning . It was magical. The light pollution is little, so perfect for night photos. You can see the city of St John and the Bay of Fundy in the distance.
For more info go tohttp://www.hikingnb.ca/Trails/LowerSJRiver/GrandBayWestfield/TurtleMountain.html

backpacking
Thursday, August 10, 2017

My girlfriend and I backpacked planned on taking 4 days to finish the trail (Wolf Pointe to Interactive Center), yet finished in 3. We camped at Goose Creek the 1st night and Little Salmon the 2nd. We noticed that every camping spot seemed like a great option.

I could go on at length discussing strategy for this feat but there is plenty of literature provided by the Fundy Hiking Trail Association (http://fundyhikingtrails.com/). I would recommend getting there guide as it also helps them out.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

We walked the section from Long Beach to Seely Beach along the beach then took the footpath back to where were began. Do not attempt the beach walk if you have less than an hour and a quarter! The Bay of Fundy tides are not a force to tempt. They are strong, swift and you can get stuck unaware if you are not vigilant! That said the rock outcrops are magnificent.
We walked back along the footpath the hardwood and softwood, mosses and lichens, Brooks and waterways were all such a treat. The climbs and descents (yes plural ;) are steady and hiking poles are recommended as well as sturdy footwear.
There will be a few river or brook crossings.
Take shoes off or get wet. Two spots were knee deep. There are two Fundy Biosphere Reserve Amazing Places on the trail as an added incentive

Sunday, March 19, 2017

We did this in 3 days but it was crazy hard and I was incredibly sick the last day. We had bad weather also but for some reason I still loved it.

hiking
Saturday, April 23, 2016

I hiked the trail as part of the fundy footpath. hiked it with a friend over 3 days. we camped of various beaches throughout. not sure I would consider the trail easy as it is pretty steep in places but the climbs are well worth it once you see the views.

road biking
Saturday, July 13, 2013

We attempted to ride the Fundy Trail with our hybrid bikes. We didn't make it too far as the trails are extremely steep and we were not in good enough condition to ride them. We packed the bikes back on the truck and drove the trail instead as the road follows the trail along the ridge. We did enjoy breathtaking views of Fundy Bay.

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