The Most Definitive Guide to Hiking in New Brunswick
|Estimated Time||15 mins|
|Surface Type||forested, wood chips|
|Elevation Change||33 meters|
|Features||wetland views, rocky peak|
|Trail Markers||none but easy to follow|
|Maintenance Rating||well maintained|
|Dog Friendly||on a leash|
|GPS File||available on request|
The trail climbs up to a rounded cliff at the top of a hill. The cliff is unique and a fun place to explore, but be careful since it's about a 10 foot drop from the top. It is also quite crumbly. There is a shelter near the cliff. The trail then descends the other side of the hill in large switchbacks with log railings. At the bottom of the hill there is a long bridge that crosses a stream valley just before it flows into Hampton Marsh.
The trail then takes a sharp turn and follows the marsh passing by several lookout platforms. Make sure you take the time to stop and look for ducks in Ossekeag Creek. After a short distance the trail returns to the Main Trail. There are several access trails along the way that cross over to the Main Trail.
For directions to the park go to the Dutch Point Park page.
When entering the park from the ballfields, climb the hill on the Main Trail. At the top of the hill the trail will turn sharply to the right. Just past this turn you will find the Coleman's Trail enter the woods on the left. The next three trails on the left are all access trails.