|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Cobble Hill Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, March 22, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Room for probably 4-6 cars at the trailhead before overflow. This trail is not well used. I was surprised to see two other cars there. One group I met on the trail but the other I never saw. I’m guessing they were bushwhacking and started or ended their bushwhack before the height of land so I missed them. |
||Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The one crossings is bridges although the bridge appeared to be falling apart. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||I don’t believe this trail is blazed but it’s a road. Just follow the guidebook’s instruction when the trail intersects with other roads. I believe Gaia’s placement of it is incorrect. There were a few mid-large blowdowns to step over. The two I recall were close together within a couple hundred yards of each other at most and were towards the beginning-middle of the trail. |
||None seen but should be a fine trail for them. I think there’s a lot of moose in this area so make sure your dog doesn’t go off chasing them! |
|Lost and Found:
||Height-of-land between Moody Ledge and Cobble Hill (WMNF boundary) |
My second redlining trio of the day. I’d wanted to do the bushwhack to Moody Ledge and Cobble Hill too but didn’t have enough time if I also wanted to grab Georgiana Falls Trail after. Good reason to come back and come up the other side of the Cobble Hill Trail (road) that’s not part of the WMG.
Nice sunny day and 33F when I started shortly past 3pm. Nice grades to the top which allowed me to hike the 2.1mi in under an hour. There were some spots (mostly near the top) where spikes would have been helpful but you certainly wouldn’t want to wear them the whole way and I managed okay without them. If you brought them I wouldn’t put them on until near the top and even then it’s very spotty. Saw some moose tracks in the snow/ice. The trail was mostly dry with occasional wet spots. Not much mud, mostly just watery. Occasional patches of snow/ice sometimes avoidable sometimes not, mostly towards the top. Nice to follow the brook with the little cascades.
Met two redliners who weren’t familiar with the Facebook group and the finer points of redlining while on the trail. Nice to chat and have some social interaction that wasn’t over the telephone! Made the trip down in under 45min :)
||Liam Cooney |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.