|Trail Type||Linear||Trail Markers||None but easy to follow|
|Distance||1.06 km||Scenery Rating||Beautiful|
|Estimated Time||1 hr 15 mins return||Mainteance Rating||Well Maintained|
|Trail Surface Type||Sand||Cell Phone Reception||Medium|
|Elevation Change||5 meters||GPS file||Available on request|
|Dog Friendly||On a Leash||Fees Required||No|
Enter the main entrance of the park and stay left on Long Pond Road. At the end of the Long Pond Road you will come to a junction just before the beach. Turn left at this junction and travel along Long Pond. At 1.2 km you will come to a parking lot at the end of the road. The trail starts beside the parking lot next to the outhouses.
The Ox Head Trail travels through a small patch of trees before emerging onto the grassy dune between the beach and the outlet stream of Great Pond. Be sure to look for waterfowl in the wetlands around the stream. At about 600 meters the stream crosses the trail as it pours out across the beach. On my last visit I could easily cross the shallow stream on the rocks without getting my feet wet (see the video below at the 11:28 mark).
After the stream the trail goes through another small patch of trees and once again travels through the grass on top of the dune. Eventually the trail comes to a small turning spot at the end of an access road. From here you can look back the beach towards the campground.
This trail is available in the Heritage Trails of Grand Manan book. The guidebook can be ordered below or purchased on the island at the Whale and Seabird Research Station, Island Arts and Crafts, Grand Isle Pharmacy, Harbour Gifts in Grand Harbour, and the Grand Manan Museum.
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Trail last visited June 24, 2017.
Page Last Updated December 4, 2017.