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Interactive Map Of Our Trail

Detailed Maps Of Trail Sections, Access Points, Camps, Teepees And More.

A - B (Daly Point - Pumphouse)

 Distance

9 km

 Sponsor

Adopt a section

 Parking

Daly Point Nature Reserve or Green Belt Lane

 Manager

Collège de Technologie forestière des Maritimes

 Trail Difficulty: Easy

From Daly Point’s Nature Reserve off Caron Drive in Bathurst, the trail starts across the street from the parking lot. It goes over an old beaver dam, across Bridge street and through a forest of aspen and ferns for two kilometers before turning right on the multi-purpose / cycling NB Trails. The trail follows this old railroad bed for 5 km across St-Mary’s Street and Miramichi Avenue, until you reach highway 11. Before the highway, it turns right and runs parallel to it for 1 km until it reaches Rough Waters Drive. For lack of a better alternative, the trail turns left and shares the Rough Waters Drive for 2 km. Your first destination follows the Green Belt Lane for a few hundred meters to the old Pumphouse site. For a longer stay, we recommend parking your vehicle at the fire station across the corner of Rough Waters and Gloucester Junction, on the dirt parking and not the paved driveway to avoid blocking access. 

B - C (Pumphouse - Red Brook Road)

 Distance

8 km

 Sponsor

Adopt a section

 Parking

Green Belt Lane or Red Brook Road

 Manager

Adopt a section

 Trail Difficulty: Moderate

With some shared route with dirt roads around private properties. Nice views of the Nepisiguit River. The trail goes past some giant pines and a tamarack patch before crossing Green Belt Lane, after which you follow the Nepisiguit River on a high narrow ridge. It is somewhat of a rough trail with short ups and downs, but awesome views on the river. The trail goes by 2 big flat rocks on which you can admire the powerful rough waters a little closer. There is a little rope bridge across a stream. The trail goes past the railway and around some private camps, sharing a dirt road for about 1 km. Be careful to look for turtle signs as there are a few road crossings along the way. At km 17, the trail avoids another set of private properties by going left on Red Brook Road.

C - D (Red Brook Road to Teepee above Pabineau Falls)

 Distance

7 km

 Parking

Red Brook Road

 Manager

Pabineau Chief and Council

 Trail Difficulty: Moderate

From the corner of Red Brook Road and Gloucester Junction, turn right (south) on Gloucester Junction road for about 1 km. Look again for the turtle signs to get back in the quiet forest on the right and over Red Brook on a log bridge. As it reaches the Nepisiguit River again, the trail turns left toward the famous Pabineau Falls, going past many giant pine trees again. The view from the south bank of Pabineau Falls is outstanding. It’s the site of a sport fishing lodge that burned down in early 1970s. From the falls, the trail goes through cedar patches before arriving at a teepee by the river. That site is across the river from a few private camps. Gorgeous spot to have lunch on the rocks or swim in the deep water pools of the river.

D - E (Teepee above Pabineau Falls to Middle Landing)

 Distance

7 km

 Parking

Middle Landing

 Manager

René Vienneau renevienneau@live.ca

 Trail Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Starting from the teepee site, the trail runs past a huge hemlocks and pines. If you look up, you should be able to spot bald eagles circling above. On one of the river island, there is an eagle’s nest big enough to sit 4 adults. You will have to test your balance somewhat walking on the edge of two beaver dams, between dead water and the river, on your way to Middle Landing.

E - F (Middle Landing to the Chain of Rocks)

 Distance

9.5 km

 Parking

Parking is available on either side of the bridge.

 Manager

René Vienneau renevienneau@live.ca

 Trail Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

⚠️ Le pont du ruisseau Gordon Meadow est ouvert. Traverser à vos propres risques!

⚠️ The bridge at gordon meadow brook is open. Cross at your own risk!

The trail crosses route 360, on the East side of Middle Landing (or Key Anacon) Bridge. From there, it follows the river through a cedar patch, for 1.5 km to Gordon Meadow Brook (an ancient portage route bridging the Nepisiguit to Miramichi River). There is 3 options from there: Cross the brook at the mouth and catch the trail on the other side, turn left and go up Gordon Meadow Brook for about 400 meters until you reach the long suspended rope bridge to get across, or go all the way up Gordon Meadow for 2 km, across the gravel pit’s bridge and back down the brook on the other side for another 2 km until you reach the trail at the mouth. There is an amazing maple grove with ferns near the west side of the mouth of the brook. The trail then turns left and follows up the Nepisiguit River again, for 3-4 km until it reaches the loud rushing waters flowing at the Chain of Rocks. It’s a beautiful site with a teepee, camping platforms and a fire pit on a fine gravel base by the river.

F - G (The Chains of Rocks - Nepisiguit Dam)

 Distance

7 km

 Sponsor

Adopt a section

 Parking

Middle Landing or Nepisiguit Falls

 Manager

Adopt a section

 Trail Difficulty: Moderate

From the Chain of Rocks, the trail crosses a few streams which might make it a challenge during high spring or fall water levels. The trail mostly hugs the river until it reaches the higher banks close to the Nepisiguit dam gorge. The trail goes in a tight young spruce forest to avoid a few private lands before arriving on the service road that turn right for a few hundred meters to the Nepisiguit Dam and left towards the Taylor Brook Road to continue the trail. There is a locked gate on the dam, so don’t count on crossing it from the south side of the river. Only from the North Side, you can ring the office for someone to unlock the gate.

G - H (Nepisiguit Dam to above the Narrows)

 Distance

8.5 km

 Sponsor

Le Camping

 Parking

Access G and H locations (room for a few cars)

 Manager

André Roussel, Julie Walton andre@lecamping.ca

 Trail Difficulty: Moderate

From Access point G, the trail shares the service dirt road for 2 km on the left, before turning right just past another service road. The trail has a few steep ascents and descents, but runs along the high banks of the Narrows. If you think it’s impressive up on a trail, try to imagine running those rapids by canoe with the powerful sound of rushing waters echoing on the high rock faces for about 1 km.

H - I (Above the Narrows to above Nepisiguit Brook)

 Distance

4 km

 Sponsor

Adopt a section

 Parking

See access H and I locations (room for a few cars)

 Manager

Adopt a section

 Trail Difficulty: Moderate to Hard

The trail goes up and down the banks of the river, through a mixed forest of spruce, pine and maple.

I - J (Above Nepisiguit Brook to across 9 mile Brook)

 Distance

5 km

 Sponsor

Adopt a section

 Parking

See access I and J locations (room for a few cars)

 Manager

Rod O'Connell roconnel@rogers.com

 Trail Difficulty: Moderate

That section of the trail runs mostly up the high bank of the river through a spruce forest. On the last stretch, it has its share of ascents and descents in valleys of big cedars and maple trees.

J - K (Across 9 mile Brook to Coles Brook)

 Distance

7 km

 Parking

see access J ank K locations (room for a few cars)

 Manager

Samuel Daigle (shopdaigle@gmail.com)

 Trail Difficulty: Moderate

The trail has several steep ascents and descents in brook valleys, which makes it a strenuous hike, but the views of the big beautiful trees in the valleys more than makes up for the workout.

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