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Snowshoe Trail E1

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Sample different types of terrain and enjoy great views on one of the longest snowshoe trails.


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

97%

Runnable

169' 51 m

High

50' 15 m

Low

50' 15 m

Up

141' 43 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

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Features 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.

Runner Notes

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.

Description

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.

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Betty Anne Fequet

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Photos

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
Rabbit Run
Feb 28, 2019 near Happy V…, NL
The old log cabin on Rabbit Run, the original trail.
Feb 19, 2019 near Happy V…, NL
Julian breaking trail on E1
Mar 5, 2019 near Happy V…, NL

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