Gaff Point Trail

 2 votes

2.9 Miles 4.7 Kilometers

 

100% 

Runnable

Singletrack

123' 38 m

Ascent

-79' -24 m

Descent

65' 20 m

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2' 0 m

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1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

All Clear

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A beautiful trail of rugged coastline, cliffs, and forest along with wildlife off Hirtle's Beach.

Elaina Varner

Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Views — Wildlife

Runner Notes

Can be quite soupy/muddy in places - wear proper footwear. Lots of roots to be aware of. Trail can be quite narrow in places. You must walk/run on loose rock for a long way at high tide to get to the trail. At low tide, you can run on the sand to get to the trailhead.

Description

A beautiful trail of rugged coastline, cliffs, and forest. There is the possibility of seeing wildlife on land such as wild rabbits, as well as sea life such as seals and sea birds.

This trail gives you views of the LaHave Islands, along with West Ironbound Island. It can be difficult running to get to the trailhead at high tide because you have to run on top of rocks for about a kilometer and a half. At low tide you can run on the sand beach. Hirtle's Beach is popular among swimmer, and surfers alike.

Flora & Fauna

Rabbits, seals, seabirds.

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