The Most Definitive Guide to Hiking in New Brunswick
|Estimated Time||2 hrs one-way|
|Surface Type||forested, rocky|
|Elevation Change||96 meters|
|Trail Markers||red squares|
|Dog Friendly||on a leash|
|Fees||park entrance - cash only|
|GPS File||available on request|
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.
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.
Trail Last Hiked: October 11, 2014.
Page Last Updated: March 27, 2020.