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Mount Sagamook Trail, Mount Carleton Park

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Mount Head Trail

Quick Facts

Difficulty moderate
Trail Type linear
Distance 4.7 km
Estimated Time 2 hrs one-way
Surface Type forested, rocky
Elevation Change 96 meters
Features peak
Trail Markers red squares
Scenary Rating beautiful
Maintenance Rating variable
Cell Reception variable
Dog Friendly on a leash
Fees park entrance - cash only
GPS File available on request

Description

The Mount Head Trail travels through the fir forest of the Mount Carleton Plateau, between the two main peaks in the park, Mount Carleton and Mount Sagamook. Descending into the plateau from Mount Sagamook is a bit of a scramble over large boulders. Other than that the trail is relatively flat. About half way across the plateau a side trail takes you to a short climb up to Mount Head Peak.

View of Bathurst Lake

Mount Head Peak provides amazing views across to Mount Carleton Peak to the south, and to Bathurst Lake to the east. The trail is not used as much other trails in the park. The small fir trees grow quickly making it difficult to follow the trail trail in places. Pay attention to make sure you are always on the trail.

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Directions

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

The main access points for the Mount Head Trail are the peak of Mount Sagamook or just below the peak of Mount Carleton. You can also access it from the top of the Bald Mountain Brook Trail or the Dry Brook Trail.

Mount Head Trail
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Trail Last Hiked: October 11, 2014.

Page Last Updated: March 27, 2020.