Goose River

Goose River near Sussex, NB

This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
8 kms
Sea Kayaking, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Spring, Fall, Summer
Sussex, NB
The Goose River Trail is in Fundy National Park and starts at the Pointe Wolfe parking lot. The first 7km of the trail are along an old logging road and are quite moderate with some long hills.

This hike is about the destination not the trip though. At the end of the 1st Km you will come to a trail junction. Stay to the left here and continue along the coast. The road will take you all the way to the first campsite above the cliffs of Goose River. The upper campsites provide views of wonderful sunsets and a view down the coast to Martin Head.

Continue along the foot trail now to the beach. This roughly 1 km section is steep and challenging. Once on the cobblestone beach, the wear and tear from the hike are long forgotten as you look over the Bay of Fundy and the mudflats of Goose River.

To extend your hike you can join the Fundy Footpath at Kilometer Zero from the opposite bank of Goose River. But to do this, you need to skirt the mudflats, which is best done at low tide. If at high tide, you will need to bush whack. Stay close to the river and you can't miss the start of the Fundy Foot Path.

Editor's note:

A spur trail also leads to the near start of this end of the foot path, avoiding the need to travel the 8K (and associated fees)through the national park. This is called the White car trail.


From Sussex, take Route 114 to FNP, once in the park go to Pointe Wolfe, indicated on the park map. You're there.

Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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By Miss Lisa PPosted By: Miss Lisa P  - Mon Jun 08 17:02:37 UTC 2009 Not Rated Comment If looking to stay overnight on this trail try for Campsite 4, which has a great view of Martin's Head. Campsites 6&7 are also neat, they sit on the beach each with their own fire pits and surrounding rock walls.
By smburtPosted By: smburt  - Tue Aug 19 20:55:17 UTC 2008 Not Rated Upside It gets you to some backcountry sites and a swimming spot Downside A hateful cart road that runs in straight lines in nonstop downward and upward lines from creek crossings. Sworn to mtn bikers? Even they would hate this trail! Comment We finished off the Fundy Footpath by hiking this 8 K of cart path hell to get into the park to get picked up. the next time I do the FFP, i will definately skip this trail and use the white car trail instead.

We did see a neat nest right on the trail. Someone surrounded it with white stones, so that no one would stumble on it by accident.
shannon Burt
east coast editor

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