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Ross Brook Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
93% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 306' 93 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,837' 560 m
Low: 1,531' 467 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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A fairly easy trail that follows along Ross Brook.

David Smith

Features River/Creek · Wildlife

Tannery Road isn't maintained during the winter.

Need to Know

There aren't any bathroom facilities at the Tannery Falls Trailhead. Tannery Road isn't maintained during the winter. Balanced Rock Road isn't accessible by vehicle. There is a logging operation underway on the west end of Tannery Road. Tannery Road is in rough condition; consider using an alternative road to access the other trails.

Runner Notes

This trail is overgrown in parts. The tread is narrow near the brook.

Description

Parking for this trail is at the Tannery Falls Trailhead. To access the trail, follow along the west spur of the parking lot loop and cross Tannery Road. Here, the trail enters the woods and crosses over a snowmobile bridge. Balance Rock Trail turns left and Ross Brook Trail continues straight. It follows blue plastic triangles. While the maps show this trail crossing over Ross Brook (a few times), it only crosses the brook over the snowmobile bridge. The trail follows the brook, closely.

There is one tricky spot where the trail seems to disappear. When you start to see tires in the brook, the trail takes a left turn into some spruces and hemlocks. Here, the trail turns right and begins ascending the slope. The trail ends at Balanced Rock Road. Don't let the name fool you... it's hardly a road, anymore.

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