Tuesday, September 13, 2011 – 1:30pm
Our scouts/guides rave about this trail and the view at the top. The trail follows a ‘wood’ road up to a communication tower and building. From here the trail is steeper and follows a dirt path through second growth spruce. The next section – the path goes straight up through an exposed clear field to the top of the mountain. The trail is very steep and the footing is loose gravel. CAUTION is required not to slip particularly on the way down. Note that the elevation change is 117 meters over a 350 meter trail. The look off from at the end provides a view to MacIntosh campground (morning hike) on the Cabot Trail and to the community of Red River. The trail is a challenging climb. You get an incredible view of the Gulf and of the Pleasant Bay community. This trail is on private land and we have permission to go on this trail by the landowner Tanya Thompson, owner of Windsweep B&B. We thank her for her support of this festival. Caution: The exposed portion of the trail can be windy and cool. The trail has no switch-backs. It is steep and parts are gravelly and require care not to slip. Dress in layers and wear good hiking boots. Elevation 350 meters.
Time/Distance: 2.5 hrs / 4 km
Difficulty Rating: 5C
Trail head/Starting Point:
Take the turnoff – going to Red River in Pleasant Bay. approximately 2 kms down the Red River road just past Windswept B&B.
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