Frost Centre Hiking Trails
|Length:||2. to 10 km, stacked loop system|
|Rating:||easy to challenging|
|Description:||All trails begin along the shores of Lake St. Nora. The Acclimatization Trail (4.0 km, moderate) is the main loop that all other trails begin and end on. The side loops are well worth the effort as they highlight many of the features Haliburton is so well-known for.|
The Lakeshore Trail (0.8 km, easy) provides hikers with the option to travel out along the edge of the lake. This trail is ideal for beginners and is very picturesque along the lake.
The Fire Tower Trail (1.2 km, moderate) provides a moderate climb up to the abandoned Fire Tower. Although the fire tower is no longer accessible it is neat to look at from the ground. This trail provides a short cut option to the end of the Acclimatization Trail; the total trail distance is 2.2 km.
The Steep Rock Trail (1.8 km, moderate/challenging) and Vista Trail (1.4 km, challenging) both leave the Acclimatization trail about a third of a way along. The Steep Rock Trail is the smaller loop and travels along a rock ridge and into a wetland. The Vista Trail stacks off the Steep Rock trail and takes hikers up very steep hill to a beautiful lookout.
Cautions: The edge of the trail is quite steep at some sections; caution should be exercised.
Directions: The Frost Centre is located on Highway 35 approximately 25 km north of Carnarvon or 10 km south of Dorset. Parking and the trailhead are located at the facility’s southern entrance next to the lakeshore.
|Showers. Risk of thunderstorms early this evening. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light late this evening. Low plus 1 with risk of frost.|
|Currently C, wind |