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Mount Sagamook Trail, Mount Carleton Park

Mount Bailey Trail

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Mount Bailey Trail

Quick Facts

Difficulty strenuous
Trail Type mixed
Distance 6.9 km
Estimated Time 3 hours return
Surface Type forested, old road
Elevation Change 324 meters
Features peak, rocky outcrops
Trail Markers orange and blue markers
Scenary Rating must see
Maintenance Rating well maintained
Cell Reception variable
Dog Friendly on a leash
Fees park entrance - cash only
GPS File available on request

Description

The Mount Bailey Trail offers amazing views of the Mount Carleton Plateau. The views can be found on one of the steep, rocky outcrops on the eastern section of the trail, from the lookout near the trail junction at the top, or from the peak. From the Trail Junction to the peak the trail travels through a stunted birch forest that always reminds me of some type of hobbit forest.

Mount Bailey Peak

The trail is steep in sections. It travels through a beautiful old hardwood forest. It is a bit of a scramble on the rocky outcrops. If you are not comfortable with the scramble you can bypass the rocky outcrops on the main trail.

At the peak there is a picnic table. From the peak you can see the peak of Mount Carleton. It's a ridge that rises above the plateau and if you look close you will see the lookout tower at the peak. Below you will see Bald Mountin Book. Look closely and you may see moose in the stream.

View of Mount Carleton Peak from the Mount Bailey Trail

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Directions

For directions to the park go to the Mount Carleton Park page.

From the front gate drive for 2.3 kilometres. On the way you will pass by the road to Armstrong Brook Campground. At 2.3 kilometres you will come into the field that is the group campground. On the other side of the field, just before the main road goes back into the trees, you will see the trail head on the right.

For a trail head further up the hill turn right onto the road in front of the trail head. Drive for 700 meters and you will see trail head on the left. There are several parking spots on the right.

Mount Bailey Trailhead
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Trail Last Hiked: May 21, 2017.

Page Last Updated: March 21, 2020.