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The Dobson Trail is a hiking-only section of the Trans Canada Trail that stretches 58 kilometres from Riverview to the northern boundary of Fundy National Park, near Alma. The trail is used by young and old. The trail surface includes some gravel, mud, sand, and lots of roots with 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 lookouts including Prosser Brook Ridge, the new Kent Hills power generating windmills, and the spectacular Hayward Pinnacle. Camping is permitted along the entire length of 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). 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.

Fundy Hiking Trails Association

The Dobson Trail is monitored by the Fundy Hikings Trail Association, a non-profit group made up of volunteers. The 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. 

 

Dogs

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.

 

I Speak Dobson Trail

Thursday, October 3, 7 p.m.
Riverview Community Hall, 145A Lakeside Drive

Celebrate NB Wellness Week and the 60th anniversary of the Dobson Trail by becoming a designated Dobson Trail Ambassador! This free, interactive, knowledge sharing workshop is for residents, business owners, hikers, non-hikers, trail enthusiasts, nature warriors and anyone who cares about the Dobson Trail! Participants will receive an "I Speak Dobson Trail" button upon completion of the workshop. 

Mini-topics will include:

  • History of the Dobson Trail
  • Healthy Eating on the Trail (how to dehydrate food)
  • Fundy Biosphere Reserve & Amazing Places Project
  • How to be a Trail Friendly Business
  • How to Prepare to Hike all 58 km
  • Points of Interest, Access Points, Campsites & Terrain

Pre-register here, so our organizers can prepare your button and dehydrated food samples!

This trail town inspired workshop is modeled after the Oakridge, Oregon "We Speak Oakridge" community button program.

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