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Snowshoe Trail D5

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.2 mile 0.3 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -19' -6 m
High: 260' 79 m
Low: 241' 74 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Trail shared by Betty Anne Fequet

A moderate/easy trail with exceptional views.

Betty Anne Fequet

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

Need to Know

The fully serviced chalet is open during ski season. Snowshoe trail passes are required for winter use of trails. There is no fee for off season use but donations are appreciated.

Runner Notes

This would be a challenging cross country run with frequent obstacles along the trail.

Description

This is one of Birch Brook's best trails through beautiful birch forest and the views are breathtaking. It is best starting from the higher part of A2. The bit of climb to get there from the chalet via C1, D1, D2 will be over and then it is then slightly downhill and level all the way back to rejoining D2 near Games Trail.

A new D5-D1 connector allows the portion of the trail that is parallel to Games Trail to be incorporated into several new route configurations.

Flora & Fauna

The trail as it branches off the higher part of A2 goes downhill through a mature mixed forest of balsam fir and birch and then a birch grove in the portion of trail that is parallel to Games Trail. The part of D5 near Games Trail is one of the best locations around for picking squash berries in late summer.

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Beautiful birch grove on Snowshoe trail D2 off Games Trail.
Jan 18, 2019 near Happy V…, NL
Snowshoe trail D5.
Feb 3, 2019 near Happy V…, NL
Higher part of D5.
Feb 26, 2019 near Happy V…, NL

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