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Games Trail

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Trail

3.4 mile 5.4 kilometer loop
94% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 350' 107 m
Descent: -363' -111 m
High: 288' 88 m
Low: 34' 10 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Betty Anne Fequet

Awesome hills and scenery.

Betty Anne Fequet

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Need to Know

There is ample parking and a fully serviced chalet is open during the winter. A trail pass is required for using the ski trail. For off season hiking, there is no charge but donations are appreciated.

Runner Notes

The trail has been excavated and is surfaced with wood chips.

Description

Doing the clockwise circuit, there is a gradual climb to the top of Oh My God Hill, then a fast descent with a hair pin turn at the bottom and then another good climb by Brook Trail. It's fast through the birches before another good climb just past Birches Run intersection and then there is a fun down hill bit and an easy cruise back to the finish. Go counter clockwise to take advantage of the flattest land and use Fox Trot as a short cut back.

During off season, it's a wonderful and popular hiking trail with a profusion of wildflowers and berries.

Flora & Fauna

There are areas of mature birch and spruce but much of the vegetation is secondary regrowth following a massive burn in the 1980's. There is a succession of wildflowers through the summer and a bounty of berries in the fall.

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Games Trail is beautiful in every season.
Feb 28, 2019 near Happy V…, NL
Beautiful birch grove on Snowshoe trail D2 off Games Trail.
Jan 18, 2019 near Happy V…, NL
It's a pleasant short hike to Daredevil Rock on E4 accessed via Games Trail.
Feb 28, 2019 near Happy V…, NL
Snowshoe Trail E1 showing Aspen Lookout in the background.
Jan 18, 2019 near Happy V…, NL
Snowshoe trail E1 by Games Trail quarry
Feb 10, 2019 near Happy V…, NL
Beginning of Birches Run just off Games Trail
Feb 20, 2019 near Happy V…, NL

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