In June 2016, we stayed in Alma, New Brunswick for a couple of days, using the cute town as a base for some hiking in the national park. The trails in the park are very well marked and maintained; even the parking lot bathrooms are stocked and not too pungent.
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Here’s our take on the trails we did.
This is a moderately difficult 4.4 km loop trail that takes you mainly through the forest, but with a peek or two at the coast. While the hike description says it takes you to the site of an old copper mine, don’t expect anything cool here. The mine site clearly underwent full reclamation ages ago so you’ll just see nice forest by the sign “Mine Tailings”. Overall, there are better hikes to do in the park so we’d give this one a pass.
Similar to Coppermine, this is listed as a moderately difficult 4.5 km loop trail. But this trail has everything that Coppermine doesn’t – several excellent view points of the coast. We highly recommend this trail if you want to do a decent hike, seeing some nice views of the coast, but don’t have time to do the much longer out-and-back coastal trail.
The Moosehorn trail is listed as a difficult 4.8 km one-way trail with a waterfall. This is a fantastic hike that takes you through a forest trail to the river, where you’ll need to climb/scramble along large rocks until you see the trail resume in the woods. What the trail guide doesn’t tell you is that Moosehorn links up with the Laverty Falls hike, making it a great loop trail to do – there is no need to do an out-and-back!
The Laverty Falls trail is a 2.5 km one-way hike through the forest to a waterfall. The trail starts from the same parking lot as the Moosehorn trail and the two trails meet up at the river – do as a loop!