185 miles
Distance
7,506 ft
Climb
-6,994 ft
Descent
1,251 ft
High Point

This trail is part of the world famous International Appalachian Trail, which follows a chain of mountains in the U.S., Canada and more recently Greenland, Europe and North Africa.

Average Travel Time
Walking: 2.5 days
Cycling: 18 hours

*Please note, some sections are shared with ATVs*

As part of the NB Trail system, the International Appalachian Trail (IAT) enters New Brunswick at the border of Fort Fairfield, Maine and Perth Andover. It tracks northeast through Mount Carleton Provincial Park and up and over the highest point in the Maritimes. The trail then leads north to Tide Head and crosses into Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula at Matapédia.

Along the way you’ll see hardwood and softwood tree stands, an abundance of wildflowers, several meandering rivers and a glimpse into New Brunswick’s diverse wildlife population. Hikers have the option of canoeing the final portion of the trail down the Restigouche River. There are 18 bridges along this route that cross the Grog Brook.

The main source of water for the hike will be from nearby rivers. We recommend bringing water filters for the cleanest water.


While there are some campgrounds along the route, many hikers camp on the side of the trail as there’s enough clearance for a tent along most of the trail. Hikers should depend on camping during their adventure as there are no designated IAT shelters.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    International Appalachian Trail
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bikepacking
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC, Fat, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for IAT-SIA NB mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    512 ft
  • Altitude min
    11 ft
  • Altitude start
    40 ft
  • Altitude end
    552 ft
  • Grade
    0.053%
  • Grade max
    -13.039%
  • Grade min
    22.609%
  • Distance climb
    94 miles
  • Distance down
    85 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
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