Mount Carleton Summit Trail

HARD 16 reviews

Mount Carleton Summit Trail is a 9.7 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Southesk, New Brunswick, Canada that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.7 km
462 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking

trail running


19 days ago

A fantastic hike up to the top of the Maritimes. We took the clockwise route taking the trail left out of parking area. Following the relatively flat trail by a brook. We even seen a mother moose and calf off in the woods. Once you get near the top the hike becomes much more challenging. Climbing over boulders and up over rock faces. The trail here is not marked that well. Follow the blue painted rocks. Once you’re at the top you get fantastic views into Maine, Quebec and of course New Brunswick. There is an old fire ranger house at the top. There is cell service at top but not on the climb. We continued the clockwise trip down the mountain. A much easier trip down the mountain as their is a four wheeler road down to parking lot. Advice bring lots of water, especially on a hot day and there is no cell service in the park.

1 month ago

Will take your breath away.
Best to hike early to mid October before the leaves are falling. I would recommend taking the hard trail up and come back the same side but with the easy trail this time. Coming back on the other side will be walking several KM on loose rock on a straight paths with only a 90 degree angle. Difficult on the ankles to come back on that side of the mountain.

2 months ago

Wonderful hike. Moderate difficulty on the hike up but the loop down is very easy and comfortable. Highly recommend. Also the camping lots are huge and beautiful and the lake is amazing.

3 months ago

My boyfriend and I hiked this trail in mid August 2015. I would say this is a moderate difficulty, not hard. The last leg requires a lot of climbing over tall rocks but it was otherwise just a walk up an inclined trail. Highly recommend.

4 months ago

Nice steady climb, the views are superb, well worth the effort!

10 months ago

Love the trails and the view from the top is a reward!! Definitely going back next year!

11 months ago

You don't really got that kind of view in the maritime it was a awesome trail lots of parking spot the trails was awesome and was well indicated !

11 months ago

Great trail! Some of the trail markers aren't as noticeable but otherwise it was fantastic

Monday, July 17, 2017

Great trail. Amazing views. It's a pretty steady incline but not overly difficult. The last 500 m climbs fast and can be a little tough.

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