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Friar's Nose Trail

Quick Facts

Ratings Legend

Difficulty Moderate Features Peak
Trail Type Linear Trail Markers None but easy to follow
Distance 1.75 km one way Scenery Rating Must See
Estimated Time 1 hr 45 mins Mainteance Rating Well Maintained
Trail Surface Type Old Road, Forested Cell Phone Reception Variable
Elevation Change 216 meters GPS file Available on request
Dog Friendly Yes Fees Required No


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Directions

From Sussex Corner take Route 111 towards St. Martins. After 550 meters keep left on Waterford Road. After 5.7 km turn right onto Parlee Brook Road. After 2.5 km the road changes to gravel and at 4.9 km you will find the sign for Arnolds Hollow Road climbing the hill on the right. Park somewhere past this road and don't block the local driveways or houses.


Description

Near the start of the Arnolds Hollow Road you will find a small house that looks like an abbey. The abbey looks like it belongs in the Swiss Alps and not in the woods south of Sussex. If you look above and behind the abbey you should be able to see the rocky outcrop of Friar's Nose.

The Arnolds Hollow Road is a steady climb for about 1 km. The road passes several other unique buildings in the woods behind the abbey. The trail comes to a clearing as the hill plateaus. Continuing straight on the trail will take you down into Hidden Valley and to the Parlee Brook Amphitheatre.

To get to Friar's Nose take the trail that climbs the hill on your left. This ATV trail steadily climbs along a ridge. After about 700 meters you will see a trail enter the woods on the left. This short trail climbs up to the rocky outcrop of Friar's Nose. The rocky outcrop drops off in steep cliffs on three sides. Use caution and don't go too close to the edge. The peak provides unfettered views towards Sussex, Poley Mountain, and the Parlee Brook valley below.


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Parlee Brook Amphitheatre and Friar's Nose - January 31, 2016


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Trail last visited February 1, 2016.
Page Last Updated February 7, 2016.

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