Dogs No Dogs
Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Need to Know
The fully serviced chalet is open during ski season and snowshoe trail passes are required for winter trail use.
Most of the trail surface is not suitable for running but the section between Dogberry Lane
and Fox Trot
and from there to the next intersection of Games Trail
is an interesting hike.
Snowshoe Trail E1 is made up of abandoned parts of the old Games Trail
linked with more recently cut sections to make a popular route that trail users enjoy equally from either potential starting point.
In this case, start opposite the entrance to Dogberry Lane
and Snowshoe Trail C6
to take advantage of a relaxed descent from the highest point so that views can be totally appreciated. Early in the season, there is a small wet patch to cross over with a less than substantial bridge but deeper snow eliminates that obstacle.
The trail becomes very close to Games Trail
in the Fox Trot
area and then rises slightly to reach the turn off to E2 and Aspen Lookout. Soon after, the trail crosses Games Trail
and then it is mostly flat with a just a bit of undulation right to the crossing of Fox Trot
and on to the hill above the Games Trail
quarry. Cross the quarry and follow an undulating trail right back to Rabbit Run
by the old log cabin. The trail continues just a bit farther to join Brook Trail
at the intersection with C3.
The trail is well sheltered in the intact areas of forest between Rabbit Run
and Games Trail
quarry and then again from Games Trail
through Fox Trot
and a bit beyond. There are also several aspen groves that provide protection but other areas that were previously burnt are quite exposed on a cold windy day. Fox Trot
is often used as a shortcut back when there is some reason for not completing the entire route.
Flora & Fauna
The intact areas of forest are mature black spruce. Between Dogberry Lane
and Fox Trot
and again from Fox Trot
to the intersection with E2 there are some fine groves of trembling aspen.
Shared By: Betty Anne Fequet