Fairmount Ridge Trail

Fairmount Ridge Trail near Antigonish, NS


This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
11 kms
4hours
difficult
Snowshoeing, Hiking
Winter, Fall, Summer
Antigonish, NS
User smburt
Fairmont Ridge trail is a set of six stacked loops that are go through a variety of terrain, varying from rock outcrops, gulleys and pastures to hardwood groves and bogs. Views are wonderful, and some routes (if you do all 11K in a single go) are somewhat of a challenge.

Designed by master trails builder Peter Jackson, and maintained by the Antigonish Hiking and Biking Association, the footpaths climb as high a point as 1200 feet. Wildlife is plentyful, and geological formations such as sink holes can be found near by. Infrastructure includes boardwalk sections and sturdy bridges.

Junction points are labeled, and loops named, along with posted topo maps showing your position. A compass may assist you in maintaining orientation, as I was confused my first time through.

The signage is excellent, and the trail conditions well maintained. Given the length, options, and vistas of this trail system, Fairmount Ridge is a must-do if you are in the area.

Shannon Burt

East Coast Editor,Trailpeak.com









For additional GPS data, see this post.




Directions:




Going from Antigonish, take the 337, 10K and look for the trailhead and parking lot on the left.


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Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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By SundownerPosted By: Sundowner  - Sun Jan 22 22:41:06 UTC 2012 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Great views of the Antigonish Harbour. Challenging hike at times with the inclining trail. Beautiful for a winter hike. Lots of spots to rest along the way. Downside I would assume it can be quite damp at times during the wet seasons. This also results in ice during the winter. At times a bit slippery along the way. Be careful. Comment Very satisfying hike overall. Great views and a challenging incline.
By nutaoPosted By: nutao  - Sat Nov 27 18:34:37 UTC 2010 Not Rated Upside Towering Hemlock forest, panoramic view overlooking Antigonish Harbour, active beaver activity. Downside IN 09 the beaver activity of the first loop to the left resulted in flooded trail section and had to root hop to keep dry. Comment Well worth the effort to climb to the top loop for the view.

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By telderPosted By: telder  - Wed Jun 09 00:26:26 UTC 2010 Not Rated Question I found this trail on your site. I am in the area, but when I try to download the gps it redirects me to a page which asks for the trail name and location,which I do from your info, and then it tells me the search had no results. Again, I found the trail on trailpeak' site.

T.

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