Bristol

17 reviews
hiking
1 month ago

Hiked the trail July 2018 with my wife and dog. The trail was breathtaking in several areas. The vistas spectacular. I took Peter's advice and stopped at the brewery when we finished, he is right the ginger beer is fantastic! It's non alcoholic and considered a soda, the sour beer on tap was also great and tasted good after a day on the trail. We brought our own picnic lunch and stopped at Squeaker Cove to eat and look over the Atlantic, there were several other spots to picnic if you wanted.
My Garmin 60CSx GPS showed slightly longer than the 4.4 miles stated above at 4.7, but that could be I turned it on at the town center and not at the trail head. More importantly I showed 989 vertical feet of ascent over the trail compared with 538' stated above and it felt like a lot more than 500' of ascent. Some of the trail is rugged and steep in places but you don't get the great vistas on mild trails, other areas were quite easy. Well worth the time and effort if you are on the island.