The Dobson Trail is a continuous footpath through the Albert County wilderness stretching 58 kilometres from Riverview to the northern boundary of Fundy National Park near Alma.
It is a hiking-only section of the Trans Canada Trail. The trail surface includes some gravel, mud, sand and lots of roots with a difficulty rating of some challenging sections and lots of intermediate and easy sections. The trail winds through soft and hardwood stands, crosses a beaver dam, touches a lake and ascends slopes to reach magnificent look-outs including Prosser Brook Ridge, the new Kent Hills power generating windmills and the spectacular Hayward Pinnacle.
The trail is used by young and old, and individuals in various stages of health who wish to remain physically active and have access to the natural beauty of the Dobson Trail.
The Dobson Trail meets Fundy National Park at the Old Shepody Road and joins the Park's Laverty Falls Trail just west of the Broad River via the Dobson Link Trail. Camping is permitted along the trail.
The official Riverview trailhead is located off of the Pine Glen Road (across from the Cross Creek mini home community). There is also a new side trail access from Winter Wonderland Park (end of Quinn Court).
Fundy Hiking Trail Association
The Dobson Trail is part of the Fundy Hiking Trail Association which is a non-profit group made up of volunteers. The Fundy Hiking Trail Association maintains the Dobson Trail, Fundy Footpath and the Catamount Trail. All trail maintenance, development and advertising is done with the help of volunteers so please consider donating some of your time, knowledge or expertise to help improve these wonderful trails.
The Fundy Hiking Trail Association is always in need of volunteers. For more information please visit http://fundyhikingtrails.com/.
Dogs on the Dobson Trail
For the safety of other users as well as wild animals and your own dog, all dogs must be on a leash at all times on the Dobson Trail.