New Brunswick is a beautiful province on the east coast of Canada. These 10 hikes showcase the nature around the province’s capital, Fredericton.

 

Carrol Falls

Length: 1.8 km

Elevation gain: Minimal

This easy and short, out-and-back trail is located 60 kilometres from Fredericton. You’ll likely need a four-wheel-drive vehicle to get there. At the end of the trail, you’ll find the beautiful falls. This trail is great for all skill levels.

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Vultures Bluff Trail

Length: 2.9 km

Elevation gain: Minimal

If you’re looking for a beautiful hike, with great views, but you don’t want to go too far to get there, this is a great option. Vultures Bluff Trail is an easy loop trail near Fredericton and it’ll take you to the top of a hill that offers sweeping views of the area. The trailhead is located near Greenhill Lake, and there’s also a campground near the lake, making this the perfect hike if you’re camping in the area.

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Lindsay Falls

Length: 2.7 km

Elevation gain: Minimal

Located just outside the town of Fredericton, and close to the town of Burton, this easy loop trail features a waterfall. The trail is mostly gravel, but you’ll want to wear waterproof boots, as past hikers have said the bridge is out and you’ll need to cross a creek along the way. There are several other trails in the area, as well, if you feel like expanding on your adventure.

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Alex Creek Trail

Length: 2.1 km

Elevation gain: Minimal

A beautiful and easy trail through the woods, Alex Creek Trail is simple to access off Highway 105, not far from Fredericton. There’s a small lake along the way if you want to stop for a break or even lunch. The trails are well groomed and they’re great for all skill levels.

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Howland Falls Trail

Length: 0.1 km

Elevation gain: Minimal

A short trail with little elevation gain, this is an easy trail with a rewarding view at the end of Howland Falls. The trailhead is located off Scotch Lake Road. Getting down to the base of the falls is a steep descent.

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Split Rock Falls Trail

Length: 2.3 km

Elevation gain: Minimal

Another relatively easy hike with gorgeous falls at the end, this is a great trail option not far from Fredericton. The trailhead is located just off the Highway Of Heroes. The trail is great for all skill levels, and this is also a good option for bringing your dog along. You’ll trek through the forest for about 500 metres, and then you’ll have to do a bit of bushwhacking for another 100 metres. The last 100 metres is a steep descent to the falls, but it will be worth the effort.

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Woolastook Park Loop

Length: 5.5 km

Elevation gain: 133 m

With the trailhead situated just off Route 102, the Woolastook Park Loop is a moderate hike through the woods, along the water. There are a few campgrounds in the area, which make this a great hiking option if you’re also camping out. Only about 15 minutes from Fredericton, there are a few other trails in the area, as well.

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Dunbar Falls

Length: 1.6 km

Elevation gain: Minimal

This is an easy, out-and-back trail that will take you to Dunbar Falls. Previous hikers state the trail can become washed out in spots after rain, so be prepared by bringing proper hiking boots for this one. This is a quick hike with beautiful views.

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Hanwell Loop

Length: 4.3 km

Elevation gain: 91 m

A beautiful loop trail through the woods, this trail is easy and great for all skill levels. The trails are well maintained, and this can be a popular spot for hikers to bring their dogs along. Parts of the trail allow for dogs to be off leash, as long as they respond well to voice commands.

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Trans-Canada Trail: Fredericton to Oromocto

Length: 15.1 km

Elevation gain: 94 m

Completing a portion of the Trans-Canada Trail is definitely a bucket-list item, and you can do so right from Fredericton. With its well-maintained, long, flat stretches, this part of the trail lends itself well to walking or biking. You’ll follow the Saint John River for a ways and there will be views of forested areas and marshlands, as well.

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