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.

DISTANCE
9.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
462 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

views

1 month ago

Went yesterday (Oct 13/2018) with a good friend of mine. Didn't know the park was closed. So we decided to walk the 13km from the front gate to the base of the trail head. Then, since we had made it that far, we decided to go up the mountain. And it was spectacular! Safe to say we had the whole mountain to ourselves. Altogether we ended up hiking/walking approximately 37-38 kilometers. Ran into some moose on the 13km walk back to the car. And it got dark, really fast. Physically and mentally exhausted today, however, worth every second. It was a long day, and was a little scary being totally alone in the woods at night. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat.

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2 months ago

I dont think this trail is difficult by any means. There isnt much of an incline other than the last stretch up to the very top. It has a beautiful trail in the forest, nicely maintained. There is a range station at the top & theres even a dog dish so you can fill it up for your pup, or someone elses. This is the highest mountain in the maritimes and amazing to see the surrounding area from above.

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3 months 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.

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4 months 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.

5 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.

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6 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.

7 months ago

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

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

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

Monday, September 04, 2017

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 !

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

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

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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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