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Mount Sagamook, Mount Carleton Provincial Park

East Branch Trail

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East Branch Trail

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Quick Facts

Difficulty moderate
Trail Type loop
Distance 5.5 km
Estimated Time 2 hrs
Surface Type old road, forested
Elevation Change 68 meters
Features dam, stream
Trail Markers none but easy to follow
Scenery Rating beautiful
Maintenance Rating well maintained
Cell Reception none
Dog Friendly on a leash
Fees yes
GPS File available on request

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Description

The East Branch Trail travels along an old road through an old mixed forest. At the first junction keep right and continue on an old road all the way to the stream. At the end of the road you will find a picnic table overlooking the stream. In the stream you will see many old logs sticking out of the stream and still forming a small dam. In the past log drivers would have made a larger dam here in order to drive cut logs down stream. The stream is not very big here so it's hard to imagine how much water they would have to dam to be able to drive logs down through the woods.

East Branch Trail

When you climb up the first hill from the stream you will find another junction you would have passed on the way in. Keep right at the junction and follow a trail back that meanders through the woods and past many large spruce and birch trees.

Directions

For directions to the park go to the Fundy National Park page.

From the north gate of the park near Wolfe Lake drive for 3.5 kilometres and you will find the entrance to the East Branch Trail on the right.

Trail Last Hiked: July 1, 2018.

Page Last Updated: May 8, 2019.