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Great trail, lots of options for distances and difficulty

Beautiful streams and a lake along the way, then a stunning finish.

hiking
26 days ago

High recommend the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice day for a walk around the reservoir. Definitely need to wear ice cleats on footwear to get around it today which we had. First half of trail is through the woods. Last half of trail is on a woods road. With icy conditions all around took us 2.5 hrs to complete. Rate this between easy and moderate. Best part of the hike was listening to the ice moving in the reservoir. Sounded like someone beating a drum! Pretty cool. Will do it again in fall.

hiking
1 month ago

Only walked about 4km on this trail, but it was an easy stroll with beautiful views of the saltwater marsh. I think this trail would be most enjoyable taking a bike and covering more distance.

Great in the winter....I suspect a bit muddy in spots in the spring and fall

Summerville portion is being worked on with a portion in Summerville walking and cycling only with access to Summerville beach. Pleasant walk dress for the weather which can change quickly bring water to drink.

I love this trail for when you don't want to drive out of town.

Very nice view at the end. Worth the hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Fun hike with breathtaking views once you reach the top of the rock.

hiking
3 months ago

This was a perfect time of year. I wouldn't do this Itbe summer as the vegetation would be too closed in and I hate wearing bug sprays. I'd rare this as moderate with challenging spots of low difficult. A beauty of a high spot viewing the frozen lake.

hiking
3 months ago

Loved this. A bit hard to follow at times so had to rely on the map. But a great hike for me and the dog!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful panoramic look-off views. Very moderate level trail with narrow paths, and some steep climbs and rocky areas. Completed in about 3 hours.

Well marked, beautiful trail. Definitely hunters around in November, wear bright colours. Number of large trees down on trail that I had to navigate around, (over and under lol) because of high winds recently. Thankfully the trail markings where very clear to get me back on track. Thank you so much!

Great spot to get a hike in when pressed for time. The dogs love it and it is ready for use year round.

hiking
4 months ago

A quick early intermediate hike featuring well-maintained, clearly marked paths with a few different route options along the way. The colours of the leaves in the Fall are very nice!

backpacking
5 months ago

Second year completed in a row, did the trail in June both years I did it in two days next year will be doing it in three days

Love these trails! Great for mountain biking, trail running, and hiking.

trail running
5 months ago

walking
5 months ago

Beautiful view.

walking
5 months ago

I did only a small portion but what I did was easy and enjoyable

We loved this trail - the Great Oak Loop was a great little hike with our 3 year old! Lots of spots to stop and rest, take in the view and play in the lake.

on White Point Lookout

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome place

Lovely hike on a trail and lake I had never heard of. We didn’t see anyone the whole time we were there. It’s a fairly easy hike. Just be careful of loose boards on some of the footbridges. I suspect it’s longer than 2.4km but still very manageable.

Great trail system!! Very well marked / signed trail with clear paths. No cell service, but that wasn’t a big deal for us. We did the Red loop with a side trip to the shore on the Blue trail.. tide was on the way in so we didn’t complete the Blue trail, but scenery was beautiful!! Can’t wait to go back and do the complete Blue trail some time soon.

Pretty awesome east coast hike. A group of us did it in 2 night and 3 days. We stayed at refugee cove the first night, and Carey Brook Cabin the second night. The cabins are very nice compared to a campsite, but comes at a cost (Id recommend them if you are struggling to do distance, or if its cold). There are plenty of rivers to get fresh water from so just bring a water filter. The last part of the trail on the north side past eatonville road is rather dull as it is a walk in a forest with moderate elevation gain. In our group of 4, on the last day I left from Carey Brook Cabin and hiked back to the car at the HQ (20.7KM), while the other 3 waited for me on Eatonville road for a ride. Eatonville road is a gravel road, would recommend a SUV, Jeep, or a truck to drive back there our 2010 corolla did fine though.

Most of the trail is inside the forest, but some times popes out to rock beaches, and once to an open field area. There are some cliff jumping spots near the middle of the trail (10', 40' and probably ~60') jumps, but you have to time the tide just right so you dont get sucked out into the bay. During late August the mosquitos were fairly bad. There were plenty of people on the trail, and there is no sense of danger. Just follow Leave No Trace procedures and you should be fine.

Great trail. Though there is a long portion along the old railway (Rum Runner trail) to get to the base of Castle Rock Mtn it follows along a picturesque creek, ponds and Labrador Lake. If you cycle the rail trail part there is a bike stand to lock up your bikes before doing the Castle Rock climb.

Note the parking location is not signed on Hwy 329 and access to it is right where the trail crosses 329 and looks like you will drive down the trail on the east side. But if you use this map it will help you locate it.

backpacking
6 months ago

Super pretty and fun hike! Did it in 2 days, 3 nights (Seal Cove and Refugee Cove). Hike to refugee cove was beautiful and challenging. Between the two camp sites was a lot more flat than day 1, a long but steady hike. Seal cove to the trailhead is a bit boring, you follow along an old road. Found out later if you ask, there is a shuttle you can pay for and skip the less scenic part of the hike.

Enjoyable hike. The bottom paths are wider and flatter than the trails to the lakes. There are plenty of side paths to get yourself turned around. Very little in the way of trail marking but the paths are pretty easy to follow. The app was helpful, but you may lose cell reception at the far end of the trail.

The trail was quite clean with no litter and only a few rusted artifacts. I will be coming back.

walking
6 months ago

Easy walk, not much to see!

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