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This snowshoe route is not generally used as a summer hiking trail.
This trail is for winter use only when snow covered.
This sheltered route is popular on the coldest days. There is a great view of Lake Melville from the hill descending into Games Trail
Need to Know
There is ample parking and a fully serviced chalet.
Cross in front of the chalet and access Snowshoe Trail C1
. Follow C1 trail to the intersection of Snowshoe Trail C3
. Snowshoe Trail C3
crosses a narrow footbridge (Katima Bridge) over Birch Brook. As the name implies, it was placed by Katimavik volunteers in 2010 and it's still in good shape.
Snowshoe trail C3 crosses Brook Trail
, follows a wooded path, crosses Rabbit Run
, and enters a portion of an abandoned ski trail. At the top of the ridge, branch onto Snowshoe Trail C4
, which meanders beneath tall spruce trees. The trail crosses Rabbit Run
and follows a very narrow path where there are branches to dodge as the snow gets deeper.
The path crosses a connecting ski trail between Rabbit Run
and Games Trail
, briefly goes back into the woods and then crosses Games Trail
to join Snowshoe Trail E1
at the top of the hill leading to Games Trail
quarry. Snowshoe Trail E1
leads back to the old log cabin and nearby Katima Bridge, and from there, retrace the trails C3 and C1 back to the chalet.
History & Background
The old log cabin was Birch Brook's club house before the new chalet was built.
Shared By: Betty Anne Fequet