Snowshoe Trail D3
ElevationAscent: 129' 39 m
Descent: -160' -49 m
High: 393' 120 m
Low: 234' 71 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)
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“A challenging but must-do trail.”— Betty Anne Fequet
Just beyond the intersection with Snowshoe Trail D7, enter a completely wide open area that was ravaged by fire thirty years ago. Regrowth of trees has been very slow in this area of shallow soil and bare rock and there are not many substantial trees to host signs and markers. Watch carefully for flagging tape. Previous tracks become quickly obliterated by drifting snow in this exposed area so watch for faint impressions if there is not a clear path. Not everyone follows the exact same route. On the knoll where D3 meets B1, the route is not always obvious, but turn at the large boulder back into a good spruce forest. The trail is narrow and winding as it descends to intersect with D2.
For people doing the route from this direction instead, the narrow winding bit is the most significant uphill climb and then the end of the trail is a nice down hill trek.
Usually only the portion of D3 by the cliff adjacent to Birches Run is used for summer hiking.
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