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Dry Brook Trail

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Ratings Legend

Difficulty Strenuous Features Waterfalls
Trail Type Linear Trail Markers Yellow Squares
Distance 5.84 km Scenery Rating Must See
Estimated Time 3 hrs one-way Mainteance Rating Well Maintained
Trail Surface Type forested Cell Phone Reception None
Elevation Change 355 meters GPS file Available on request
Dog Friendly Steep sections Fees Required Yes


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Directions

For directions to the park go to the Mount Carleton Park page.

From the park entrance travel 1 km on the main park road then turn left towards the Armstrong Campground. Travel 12 km and you will come to a small loop road on the right. Park around this loop. You can access the road to Bathurst lake behind the gate at the back of the loop. Follow the access road for 250 meters and you will come to a small field overlooking Bathurst Lake. The trail enters the woods on the right.

You can access the other end of the trail on the Mount Head Trail, about half way between Mount Head Peak and Mount Carleton Peak.


Trail Description

The Dry Brook Trail travels through the woods before meeting up with Dry Brook. In this lower part of the trail beavers are hard at work. On our last visit parts of the trail were under due to flooding from beaver dams.

The trail enters a steeper sided valley and passes by progressively larger waterfalls. The valley sides become steeper as you climb higher. Look for old pots and pans or other relics that are the only signs left of the camps that used to be in the area.

Small bridges cross the stream back and forth. Water rushes around the large mossy boulders on its way to Bathurst Lake. Eventually you reach the largest waterfall. It drops through a chute in the 40 foot cliff face. The trail climbs the cliff next to the waterfall. Above this waterfall are a few small ponds at the stream's headwaters. The trail then meets up with the Mount Head Trail in the plateau between Mount Head and Mount Carleton.

Note the name of this trail. I visited this trail in the spring so there was lots of water. It might not have as much water in the dryer summer months.


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Trail last visited May 22, 2017.
Page Last Updated October 19, 2017.

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